Thursday, 3 September 2009

One For the Ladies

To the ladies who complain that we men have no idea of pregnancy.
To the ladies who complain that we men have no idea of feelings.
To the ladies who complain that we men have no idea of pain.
You've never caught your foreskin in the zip of your trousers.

Neither have I.

But I know a man who has.
And he was in much pain.
And it was still stuck when the ambulance took him to hospital.
And he needed surgery.

Ouch.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

A foreskin caught in a zip is possibly 4 hours of pain. A woman in labour has possibly up to 72 hours of pain. Ben, you do the maths then say about how much women complain!

Anonymous said...

his genital recovery will take longer

Anonymous said...

And I say this as a woman who has done the whole child birth thing - constant pain is way worse than labour pain - at least that comes and goes - ouch poor guy...

Anonymous said...

Last foreskin caught in zip I saw in A&E needed local anaesthetic and a pair of trauma shears to destroy his trousers. He said the worst bit was having to return to work knowing that all his colleagues knew what had happened.

Ben Yatzbaz said...

I knew I was going to get a comment along the lines of the first anonymous... My post was not meant to "numb down" the pain of childbirth. It was just to highlight the fact that men have their own biggest fears on the pain front. This would have to be one of them.... Still Ouch... :)

slmiller72 said...

The very thought of it makes me feel queasy and i'm a woman!!!

Poor, poor man...

Fee said...

My nephew did this when he was 5. He still cringes about it at the age of 22. I've never heard screams like that day - and I've given birth twice (once without pain relief).

*shudders*