The bride must take the “Ramp of Pain” challenge first, but in all the hundreds of years of our tradition, we’ve never even had a single girl fail. In fact, most brides call it the “Ramp of Pleasure”.

The bride takes the challenge first to symbolize the unique strength of a woman.

Only then can the groom take the challenge, with his bride standing over him at the top.

She is to look into his eyes during his challenge, as if to ask:

how much pain are you willing to go through for me?

do you remember how easy this was for me?

are you prepared to accept me and all females as superior, each and every day?

In our culture, only then is the groom accepted as a true man. One who knows his place.