I commend this man for trying. He really is brave. I would NEVER choose to go through that pain in the name of "fun" or "research". At the end of my labor, I got to hold my cutie little guy. At the end of his (which was VERY short by the way), he has nothing but a new found appreciation and respect for women. Well, I guess that was worth it.
There you have it men. Unless you are willing to go where this man went, take it from him and recognize that women do have a higher tolerance for pain.