Women Feel More Pain
Women may be able to grow a tiny human in their very own bodies but they are still known as the “weaker” sex that needs to be protected by a big, beefy man. A beefcake, if you will. Do you tease your girlfriend for her inability to tolerate pain as well as you can? Or do you roll your eyes when she complains about her monthly cramps? Well, if we take a look at the science, your girlfriend may, indeed, be a bit of a wimp. But it’s not her fault. Women can’t tolerate the same level of pain as men because they have more pain receptors in their skin, which makes them much more likely to feel more pain than men. It is thought that this might be due to the lack of a protein called GIRK2, which regulates the amount of pain people experience. In the same way, women also need twice the amount of aspirin than men.