WATCH: Chinese Men Experience Pain of Childbirth

By Jessica Ho, July 20, 2018

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Earlier this month, Chinese men in Jiaozuo, Henan province, got to feel the pain of giving birth after being hooked up to simulator devices that recreate the experience of childbirth.

The male volunteers had electrodes strapped to their abdomens that transmitted intermittent electric shocks mimicking the pain of contractions. Nurses then gradually increased the frequency and intensity of the shocks; most participants were only able to endure a few minutes before begging for the nurses to stop.

See them undergo the pain of childbirth below (VPN off):

This is not the first time Chinese men have been given the opportunity to experience the pain of childbirth. Reuters reports that a hospital in Shandong province also ran a similar opportunity for Chinese men in 2014.

One participant, Song Siling, who was trying to conceive with his girlfriend, shut his eyes and grimaced in pain before asking for the simulator to be turned off, unable to reach the full pain threshold of the experiment. He claimed that it felt as though his heart and lungs were being "ripped apart."

Another male participant, who managed to brave the simulator up to the maximum pain experience, remarked that it had drastically changed his view of childbirth.

“Because all women have children and it usually takes quite a long time, I had thought of it as being something really natural, something really normal that they can get through.”

[Cover image via Weibo]

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