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Male Dutch Television Hosts Experience Simulated Labor Pains on TV: Reasonable or Ridiculous?

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Dennis Storm and Valerio Zeno, the hosts of the Dutch TV show ‘Proefkonijnen’ (Guinea Pigs) are known for their on-air antics. They once ate chunks of each other’s flesh just to see what it would taste like. Most recently, the duo strapped electrodes onto their abdomens in order to experience simulated labor pains.

Storm and Zeno were interested in understanding “the worst pain there is” firsthand. Though they underwent shocks for far less time than most women experience labor, the pair got a pretty good idea of what it might be like. They groaned, yelled, curled up into fetal positions, clutched their pillows, and threw in some giggles for good measure.

What do you think SodaHeads? Was the pregnancy simulation stunt by Storm and Zeno reasonable or ridiculous?


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  • Cat 2013/01/21 04:42:37
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    Cat
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    That's how it should be. Men think they're so tough; give them ALL the pain. =P

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  • cc 2013/01/23 19:55:10
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    cc
    +1
    It sounds like a good way for men to have a clue as to the pain women go through in natural child birth. There are a LOT of men who really NEED to relate....if'n ya know wut-I-mean!
  • Darr247 2013/01/23 16:44:15
    Ridiculous
    Darr247
    +1
    Did they also put an 8 pound bowling ball in his lower intestine so the contractions could push it out through his rectum?
  • BoredCollieDogRIPmissDyouRm... 2013/01/23 16:05:49
    Ridiculous
    BoredCollieDogRIPmissDyouRmissed
    What dumbasses!
    I typically don't endorse brain washing, but these two need to have their brains scrubbed clean. And eating each others flesh? So beyond disgusting! I pretty sure you should go to hell for that one!

    brain wash
  • Huki68 2013/01/23 15:36:38
    Ridiculous
    Huki68
    Wonderful, I believe that every man that wants kids, kids, and fu*** go thru this simulation and know what women go thru in pregnancy and so on
  • Katherine 2013/01/23 14:37:21
    Ridiculous
    Katherine
    +1
    the pair got a pretty good idea of what it might be like

    No they didn't.
  • Silverlocust 2013/01/23 14:03:37
    Ridiculous
    Silverlocust
    +1
    How crazy is this, it's just another radio stunt. If these guys were actually interested in true suffering, they would have got themselves injected with the 'Man Cold' virus ...

    >> http://www.youtube.com/watch?...
  • Bibliophilic 2013/01/23 04:04:38 (edited)
    Reasonable
    Bibliophilic
    They ate chunks of each other's flesh....uhh--that's nasty. Experiencing labor seems like a good idea for a husband of an expectant mother. Ugh, I'm so glad that I opted to never give birth. Now that's pain!
  • TheRandom444 2013/01/23 00:26:54
    Ridiculous
    TheRandom444
    These guys are nuts. :o
  • Wonder Woman 2013/01/23 00:17:21
  • Darr247 Wonder ... 2013/01/23 16:45:53
    Darr247
    +1
    And teach us how to dance backwards in heels? LOL
  • Pearl 2013/01/22 22:18:51
    Ridiculous
    Pearl
    +3
    They would have to apply pressure to his pelvic region also, that simulates being cracked open slowly, by perhaps a winch on each side and a very slow motor driving each winch for hours on end. Then when he can't take it anymore, tell him it's too late for pain meds.
  • MissJo 2013/01/22 21:37:30 (edited)
    Reasonable
    MissJo
    +3
    According to the demographics:
    72% of women say this is reasonable.
    26% of men say this is reasonable.

    I think that says A LOT.

    And to think, sometimes labor lasts A LOT longer. My mom was in labor for over 30 hours with me! They also don't get to feel like what it's like to have a baby inside their uterus and cramping all of their internal organs, bones being shifted and pushed apart, or to have a baby kick you in the ribs or spine, not to mention all of the other fun things that come with pregnancy. Morning sickness, issues breathing, peeing all the time...
  • Wonder ... MissJo 2013/01/23 00:18:18
  • MissJo Wonder ... 2013/01/23 08:58:04
    MissJo
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    God bless you as well! I have yet to be pregnant so I can't say I know the pain... but oy, I don't doubt that it's quite the experience..
  • Brave & Crazy 2013/01/22 20:00:02
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    Brave & Crazy
    +3
    And hilarious! All men should be forced to do this before their wives/girlfriends actually go into labor - then they will have more understand and empathy for her.
  • mz jane 2013/01/22 19:55:52
    Reasonable
    mz jane
    +2
    They should give this experience out to our teens who think that 'sex' is great! Maybe if they (both girls/boys) had this experience, they'd think twice about having unprotected sex or even sex for that matter.
  • byz 2013/01/22 19:22:06
    Ridiculous
    byz
    +1
    No one in our society is ever legally forced to be pregnant. Lots of women forgo have children with no negative consequences. This is just silly. Men are maimed and killed in industrial accidents at 13 times the rate of women. Let a women simulate the experience having her arm ripped off by some machinery.
  • MissJo byz 2013/01/22 21:27:18
    MissJo
    +2
    You're talking as though these men were forced to do this.
    And, uh, women endure the pain of labor A LOT more (and longer than a mere 2 hours) than men getting their arms ripped off.
  • Wonder ... byz 2013/01/23 00:21:42
  • Bibliop... byz 2013/01/23 04:07:24
    Bibliophilic
    +4
    Are you implying that women have NEVER had their arms ripped off by machinery?

    If you want to compare the suffering of men vs. women-- how about the amount of women raped by men?
  • FELINE ... Bibliop... 2013/01/23 13:02:59
    FELINE GESTURES IN THE DARK
    +2
    and tortured , butchered , killed , beaten afterwards ( or before ) not only raped .
  • Wonder ... Bibliop... 2013/01/23 16:02:48
  • Bibliop... Wonder ... 2013/01/24 13:43:52
    Bibliophilic
    That's not fair-- not all men are rapists. As a society we all need to condemn the crime of rape and stop blaming the victims.

    I agree that organized religion often promotes rape (and child molestation).
  • Wonder ... Bibliop... 2013/01/25 08:43:24
  • FELINE ... byz 2013/01/23 13:05:39
    FELINE GESTURES IN THE DARK
    +2
    men are killed more there because men work there . Have you ever heard any man died during her wife's / girlfriend's labour ? No . Because women give birth , not men .
  • Wonder ... FELINE ... 2013/01/23 16:11:37
  • byz Wonder ... 2013/01/23 17:44:22
    byz
    75% of prostitutes commit suicide? Whats your source?
  • Wonder ... byz 2013/01/25 08:16:23
  • Bibliop... Wonder ... 2013/01/24 13:48:13
    Bibliophilic
    +1
    I don't know about that unverified statistic, but if you're talking about street prostitutes it may be close to the truth. Most prostitutes stay under the radar because it's illegal.

    Sex is never evidence of love for anyone. It can be loving or an expression of love, but in order to have sex love does not need to be involved. I think that it's evidence of desire and lust, not necessarily dominance(and people who love one another do sometimes have sex). If you really believe that-- then you believe that all men are predators who only use women for sex. I refuse to accept that. Men and women are better than this. According to your logic we can not hold people accountable for their actions if they can't help wanting to rape and torture--right?

    I have a problem with the fact that some men think that women owe them sex. No one is EVER owed sex from anyone--no matter what.
  • Wonder ... Bibliop... 2013/01/25 08:22:39
  • Wonder ... Bibliop... 2013/01/25 08:28:37
  • foxy 2013/01/22 18:01:38
    Reasonable
    foxy
    +3
    I for one would like a man to feel what it is like to be in labour. I doubt this simulatin is anything like the real thing!
  • Kitty 2013/01/22 11:26:27
    Reasonable
    Kitty
    +3
    Only if they WANT to experience what it's like. Some men do want to. Frankly, I doubt simulated labour pains can deliver the entire pain experience that occurs when hip bones are pushed apart to allow the baby to pass thru and the torture of the stretching of the birthing canal thru cervix and vagina.
  • danila777 2013/01/22 06:34:52
    Reasonable
    danila777
    +4
    What got to me it was one of the nurses was fresh out of school. I was having a dry birth plus Pitocin and no meds, she kept on telling me that I can do it without pain meds. I was like if you went trough labor talk otherwise shut up, I know how much pain I can take before I pass out. Or after 3 days of labor she refused to take the baby out of the room so I can rest, said that I have to prove that I'm able to take care of the baby. When my doctor came on shift I told her that as long as I'm going to have babies at that hospital I do not want to see that nurse ever again, apparently I was not the only one that complained about her.
  • Wonder ... danila777 2013/01/25 08:37:16
  • danila777 Wonder ... 2013/01/25 18:57:44
    danila777
    Thank you for the info I will pass it around dince I have friends and sisters that are just starting to have children. Me I'm finished, I had 3 labors with pitocin, 1 back labor and 1 that they considered regular, the rest were c-sections(not my choice, but no way around it).
  • KyoriYuki 2013/01/22 03:14:36
    Ridiculous
    KyoriYuki
    +1
    Idiots...
  • disclaimer 2013/01/22 03:04:58
    Reasonable
    disclaimer
    +5
    They will still never know what it's like to push a bowling ball out of an exhaust pipe. Unless they have a kidney stone. Simulate that, guys.
  • tytyvyllus disclaimer 2013/01/22 05:16:46
    tytyvyllus
    +3
    I had a kidney stone but it is still better; no night feeding, it never had colic and I never had to raise it and pay for its college; all in all a much better deal painful but better.
  • disclaimer tytyvyllus 2013/01/22 05:17:27
    disclaimer
    +4
    There should also be a breastfeeding simulator. My mom had a horrible time with that.

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