Can Cursing Be Good for You?


You might have noticed (if you’re calm enough to) that sometimes after letting rip with an F-bomb or a go G-rated expletive, you do actually feel better. Well now there’s science to prove that cursing is good for you. The source of this revelation is Steven Pinker and his book, The Stuff of Thought. Are you ready to find out why you shouldn’t feel guilty about cursing?

1. A Good Expletive Can Reduce Pain

In a study conducted on college students, it was found that those who uttered the expletive of their choice could keep their hands in cold water for longer compared to students who had to chant a neutral word. What it means? The next time you hurt yourself bad – utter some curse words to reduce the pain factor.

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