Why Does My Skin Feel More Cold Than Hot ?

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Offline neilep

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Why Does My Skin Feel More Cold Than Hot ?
« on: 05/12/2008 23:06:02 »
Dear People With Skin,

Skin is my all time favourite largest organ that keeps all my mushy bits and hard bits inside !

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My son just told me that he learned that skin has more cold receptors than hot ?

Why’s that then ?..and what’s the ratio ?...why should my skin feel more cold that heat ? Does the same apply to other animals ?


I wish I knew….......Oh my !!...how I wish I knew !.....I wish I knew so very much !!


Will ewe help me know very much  ?


Thank ewe


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Offline Karen W.

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Why Does My Skin Feel More Cold Than Hot ?
« Reply #1 on: 05/12/2008 23:54:52 »
Maybe because we are more likely to freeze then to die from heat prostration...we need to be able to  maintain a certain body heat to function properly Blood flow etc... Maybe that way our body can turn on some hair growth etc to help warm our body's.. maybe they act as thermometers feelers if you will.. LOL Only a guess....

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« Reply #2 on: 06/12/2008 00:33:45 »
A good question oh great sheepish one.

Should anyone have the answer to this skinny question, could you also tell us if their is a difference between male and female? Why is it women always seem to feel the cold more than men and seem to have a greater tolerance of heat than men?

AND WHY DOES 'ER INDOORS INSIST ON PUTTING HER FRIDGE DIGITS ON MY NICE WARM SKIN?
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« Reply #3 on: 08/12/2008 18:28:12 »
Maybe because we are more likely to freeze then to die from heat prostration...we need to be able to  maintain a certain body heat to function properly Blood flow etc... Maybe that way our body can turn on some hair growth etc to help warm our body's.. maybe they act as thermometers feelers if you will.. LOL Only a guess....

Those are all great "maybe's"...thank ewe Karen
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« Reply #4 on: 08/12/2008 18:32:28 »
A good question oh great sheepish one.

Should anyone have the answer to this skinny question, could you also tell us if their is a difference between male and female? Why is it women always seem to feel the cold more than men and seem to have a greater tolerance of heat than men?

AND WHY DOES 'ER INDOORS INSIST ON PUTTING HER FRIDGE DIGITS ON MY NICE WARM SKIN?

Thank ewe Oh Libertinish one !

Lets hope a passing hot-and-cold-receptorologist passes by and answers !...hopefully they may also be expert in the fine art of wives attaching fridge digits upon husbands skin !...I don't think it's too much of a long shot !
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« Reply #5 on: 08/12/2008 22:54:57 »
Here is a good skin confusing trick. Get three coins that are the same, such as 2ps. Put one in the fridge for a while and two on a radiator. Get a friend to lie down and close their eyes. You might want to blindfold them if you are pervy. Place the cold coin on the person's forehead. Ask the person to think about the weight of the coin. Take the cold coin off and place the two hot coins, stacked one on the other, on the friend's forehead. Ask them to think about the weight of the coins again. The friend will think that the two coins weigh the same as the one coin. This is down to the larger number of cold sensors in the skin.

This doesn't answer the question but it is more make it fun for everyone!

I think the need to shiver in order to keep the body temperature up is why we have more cold sensors. 
Give a man a fire and he is warm for a day, set a man on fire and he is warm for the rest of his life.