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Video: Men experience childbirth

Two dads decide to find out if women are just exaggerating about the pain of giving birth.

By Kristy Woudstra
Video: Men experience childbirth

Photo: Vimeo

The pain of childbirth has been an exclusive experience for women, until now. In a video that recently went viral, two Michigan men strap on electrodes that simulate contractions.

Right from the first zap, they are jolted by the pain. As the contractions increase, they are writhing and trying not to vomit. At one point, they are ready to give up. And their wives think it's pretty hilarious.

How accurate is the simulation? There is the whole issue of biology. According to a recent study from Stanford, women generally experience pain more intensely than men. So the comparison might not be apples to apples, but this video is worth a watch...even just to see their reactions.

Labor Pain Simulation from Kensington on Vimeo.

This article was originally published on May 17, 2013

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