Honestly, it's been my experience that men take even a cold harder than women. At least the ones I've known. I'm not sure if it's feel pain more/less intensely or just how they handle it, and how well each can suck it up. Women often don't have a choice at home to be sick. They still have to take care of things or they don't get done. Hawk - Yes, I have felt the pain equivalent of being kicked in the balls. I fell on a balance beam or tree limb when I was younger and took in the crotch, and it was the most intense pain I felt in my life. I asked a guy once about being kicked in the balls, and we compared the feeling and where it goes - radiating to the stomach and whatnot. When I explained what I felt, he said it sounded the same. So sorry, that argument doesn't win.