I have an alarming amount of knowledge in various torture devices, psychological damage, and pain. Some from books/history/websites and such, some from personal/familial experiences. I know a fair share of how much the human body can handle before it collapses.
If anyone needs help writing pain and/or torture, I'm willing to help; Whether that help is looking over your writing, or simply providing examples/results of things.
(This is probably one of the weirder threads, and I'm not quite sure this is the right forum, but idk)
I mention a pain tolerance a lot, but I don't really elaborate what it means. So, here's my pain tolerance reference.
Little to no: This is more or less just describing kids between 6-9. Young enough to understand pain, but old enough to not just power through it. Like 4 year olds. I've seen one faceplant straight onto tile floor and get up giggling. Bawling when they scrape a knee, crying over a paper cut; This is the most theatrical version of pain tolerance.
Weak: Swears and might tear up at a paper cut. Nearly crippled by stubbing a toe. Cries when stung by a wasp. Probably never broke a bone in their life, but would bawl if they did.
Average: Cringes at a paper cut. Swears when they stub their toe. Tears up at a wasp sting. This is your average person who's had normal experiences. Has probably broken a finger or toe before, maybe crying or cringing at the pain.
Strong: Doesn't really register paper cuts. Stubbing a toe is more or less an inconvenience to them. A wasp sting probably makes them grind their teeth or swear. If they broke a bone, they're more likely to cringe and tear up a little than full out cry. Basically just someone who can brush off most pain, but serious injuries will take them down.
Insane: This is the most extreme version of pain tolerance. Has 3 hernias but refuses to get them removed because it will restrict them. Has jumped off a 2 story roof because someone moved the ladder. Shot a nail through their thumb and was mostly amused by it. Was tazed and it did literally nothing to them. I'm more or less describing someone I know. He's had all of this happen to him.