Okay so first off I want to say that my experience with Nofap has been very positive and constructive all around. I just want to thank everyone for doing an awesome job supporting each other and giving helpful advice and for being equally willing to ask for help. Experience seems to flow freely around here. Denk yu fer yur.. fer yur cuhradje. And now the post... A few weeks ago I read an article on how females specifically have a higher pain tolerance than males. As I read on, they brought up things like repeated injuries being more painful for men than women. They also referenced ideas like the male machismo and how nerves work and such. They seemed to have it backed by some kind of study. Study aside, that is just plain wrong. I know for a fact that pain tolerance is completely dependent on the individual. I've met several people who use pain as a means of escape, both make and female. I myself can handle pain pretty well, that said, shit still hurts like hell. Expression. Like just now. Isn't that all pain tolerance is? Or maybe it's whether or not you can still operate going through a lot of pain? What's the difference? My experience is this: Appendicitis. It sucks. It just sucks. I'm on the floor, barely able to move. I'm screaming for two reasons: one, because it fucking hurts. Two, because I want people to know the kind of pain I'm in. It gave me some kind of satisfaction at the time, which I've grown out of. I feel the fact that I've grown out of it means that in reality I was choosing to scream. I was conscious of the satisfaction I thought I was getting, therefore i was in control. Still, it was hard to talk and breathe. When I was in the ambulance, I told the EMT I couldn't breathe. He said obviously I can otherwise how could I be talking? I must mean that it's difficult to breathe, not impossible. And he was right. I then made an effort to control my breathing through the pain. Then they gave me morphine at the hospital, and then i decided it was easier to lose control. Would have liked to see the surgery. Anyway, what's your experience with pain? Do you think the genders handle it differently? Do you think females are more sensitive and therefore tougher? Males? Is it all just propaganda to be ignored and its subscribers shamed? Seems like everyone is jumping on the bandwagon these days. Edit: whoops, lost my point somewhere in there. Okay, I'll admit it. I'm somewhat afraid of being discriminated against. Even so, what is the point of making that distinction? Can it really be as innocent as simply providing facts in this day and age? How is it really expected to be taken? That's what I wanna know. Update: web search for male or female pain tolerance and you'll find countless articles arguing both sides. That seems suspicious to me.