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Oh the pain! [Nov. 3rd, 2007|01:13 pm]
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The Hui Choi Indians have an interesting tradition when a woman is giving birth, her husband sits above her with a rope wrapped around his testicles. When the woman feels pain, she tugs on the rope so that he too can experience the pain of childbirth.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=549P2XRImUc

And Lionel Ritchie on helium.
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From: hymn
2007-11-03 06:27 pm (UTC)
i'm doing that to my husband.
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[User Picture]From: bigtyper
2007-11-03 07:18 pm (UTC)
I don't care how much I love a woman or how much I want a baby, that's just too much pain. for as long as labor lasts? I'd rather break every bone in my left arm. at least that pain is temporary. and is this really a good practice if you want more children?

it's kind of like the argument of what hurts more: child birth or getting your testicles kicked.
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[User Picture]From: bigtyper
2007-11-03 07:13 pm (UTC)
that's...a bit much. there's a joke about an amish woman who uses the reins of her buggy looped around her horses testicles as a brake. not quite the same though.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-11-04 10:08 pm (UTC)
Definitely ~not the same.
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[User Picture]From: trish_punch
2007-11-03 07:15 pm (UTC)
Gee, now where was that tradition when I was in labor... ;)))
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-11-04 10:09 pm (UTC)
LOL! I lucked out. I had a c-section.
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[User Picture]From: goob712
2007-11-03 07:16 pm (UTC)
How hard do you think she's going to tug? ...and perhaps affect his ability to empregnate in the future? Sounds like a bad idea to me. There are SO MANY other less dangerous ways to inflict pain.

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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-11-04 10:10 pm (UTC)
LOL. I agree.
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[User Picture]From: dwaleberry
2007-11-03 07:59 pm (UTC)
Yeouch.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-11-04 10:14 pm (UTC)
Agreed!!
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[User Picture]From: marguerlucy
2007-11-03 08:41 pm (UTC)
Interesting!

I have an ex who says his theme song is "Easy Like Sunday Morning" and I was like.... great. LOL
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-11-04 10:19 pm (UTC)
LOL! Awesome!
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-11-04 10:20 pm (UTC)
LOL. Refuse to change any dirty diapers for the first month. That'll get him back pretty good.
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[User Picture]From: jehannamama
2007-11-03 09:15 pm (UTC)
Oh that can't be true! No self respecting patriarchical society would allow that! ROFL But it sure sounds worth doing!
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-11-04 10:22 pm (UTC)
I don't know I got it from a fact back from Ripleys Believe it Or Not.. I think. It's been awhile since I found that one, dont' remember exactly where I got it.
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[User Picture]From: beatle9
2007-11-03 09:24 pm (UTC)
While I have never experienced the joy pain of childbirth, I must say that the Hui Choi Indians sound like very fair people.
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[User Picture]From: geminiwench
2007-11-03 10:03 pm (UTC)
Agreed.
I couldn't find really any info on the tribe though,.. I'd like to know more.

Even in Patriarchal societies where men own the women as property,.. it is understood that giving birth is one of the most dangerous and the most important jobs in any small society. That might have been their way to pay respect to it. Also, just as giving birth for the first time is a rite for girls into womanhood AND as an induction into the society,.. but maybe the pain inflicted on a young husband while his wife brings another member into their culture is another rite for them. A LOT of cultures hold the choice to inflict pain on oneself to ease the pain in others or to prove their masculinity or ability to control themselves is a HUGE deal.

I dont know a lot about Asian cultures, though... so I dont know which way they "swing" when it comes to rites and pain... but they DO hold ancestry very highly, so the start of a new generation was extremely important.. *shrug*

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[User Picture]From: cloakofnonsense
2007-11-03 10:17 pm (UTC)
haha! that puts a new spin on the statement "we're having a baby."
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-11-04 10:27 pm (UTC)
LOL! Right?
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[User Picture]From: boiledhamster
2007-11-03 10:22 pm (UTC)
I think I would want a kid if males had to give birth. But because its women, I doubt I'll ever be a mother.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-11-04 10:29 pm (UTC)
*hugs* You could have a c-section?

THat's what I did, but I had a looot of health things going into it too. nAnd I don't think people should use it just because it doesn't hurt if they're able to give birth, but if it's something where it would be really traumatic for you I think you could arrange it with your OB/GYN.
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[User Picture]From: koupob
2007-11-03 10:56 pm (UTC)
Sounds like a fantastic idea to me! Although I would think you'd have to do something to make sure the woman doesn't inflic permanent damage...seems like most women would tug awful hard at certain points of the labor.

-Koupob
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-11-04 10:30 pm (UTC)
Exactly. It could be really really bad. Maybe the love she has for her spouse keeps her from hurting him too much? Maybe it's just that she's trying to share the pain, vs... make him suffer. LOL
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[User Picture]From: sparklylights
2007-11-03 10:56 pm (UTC)
Sounds like a great idea...I bit my husband's hand, that worked well too!
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-11-04 10:30 pm (UTC)
lol! Nice!!
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[User Picture]From: zibacco
2007-11-03 11:04 pm (UTC)
Once again, I'm thankful to be a gay white guy and not a Hui Choi Indian.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-11-04 10:33 pm (UTC)
LOL! I'm sure you've had that thought a few times in the past. haha. ;)
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From: rosegold_ruby
2007-11-03 11:07 pm (UTC)
You know, i never understood the whole 'labour really hurts so let's make the man suffer too!'
Last time i checked, generally the woman wants the baby, in full knowledge that it's gonna hurt. And really? A man who is there in the delivery room with you giving support and cheering you on seems like the kind of guy who will help raise the baby and do whatever he can to make you comfortable, before and after childbirth.

Not everything is about vengence.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-11-04 10:34 pm (UTC)
True. I think it'd be cool if men were able to expierience childbirth too, but it's not theirs to have. I kind of think it's a cool secret then that women have..

At the same time I didn't have active labor, they cut my kid out of me, so I don't know what I would have done to his Father if it had fucking hurt. lol
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