VIDEO: Two men take on the labor pain simulator

Men and women are locked in the eternal debate of whether or not labor is really as painful as it is made out to be. Thanks to advances in technology, men can now experience the excruciating, debilitating contractions. A machine with electrodes on it delivers mild shocks to the abdomen simulate the feeling of going into labor, intensifying in duration and timing as the process progresses.

Two men bravely underwent the procedure, and if their video — and countless others from those who have undergone the medical experience as well — says anything, it hurts pretty badly. However, ABC News senior medical contributor Dr. Jennifer Ashton explained in an article that the process actually isn’t nearly as painful as the real thing.

But, at the very least, it should make you more grateful to the person who brought you into this world. Now go give her a hug.


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