How can I prove to my girlfriend that I have a higher pain tolerance than she does?

Okay – this should work.  Go to Sephora and buy two Bliss waxing kits.  Then go home, you take one and give the other one to your girlfriend.

Then give yourself a bikini wax. Most women cannot give themselves a bikini wax because the thought of inflicting that pain on yourself is just too much to bare, so I have a feeling she won't be able to go through with it.  If you however can, you win.

The hair will grow back so no harm done. I dare you to do it.

2 Replies to “How can I prove to my girlfriend that I have a higher pain tolerance than she does?”

  1. You could go the rout of showing her the science behind it. It has been shown that men are generally better at dealing with sudden acute pain than women but with most other types of pain men and women are pretty similar in their pain tolerance.[1][2][3][4]

    Researchers at the University of California, San Francisco, have found  that while women may be less tolerant to the sudden onslaught of acute  pain, there is no difference between men and women when it comes to  dealing with chronic pain, like cancer. Men and women were found to  suffer equally with cancer of the bone.[2]

    This is talking about men and women in general however it is certainly possible that your girlfriend has a higher pain tolerance than you do and even if that is not true it is likely you would only beat her out in pain tolerance in regards to sudden acute pain.

     [1] Press Release – 04 July 2005
    [2] http://abcnews.go.com/Technology
    [3] http://www.sciencedirect.com/sci
    [4] Gender role expectations of pain mediate sex differences in cold pain responses in healthy Libyans

  2. Maybe I'm missing something but this seems pretty easy: both of you need to do the exact same painful thing while being timed. The person who lasts the longest wins. E.g. time yourselves while holding your finger in a candle flame.

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