I have potty mouth.
Somehow swearing, especially dropping “F-bombs,” makes me feel better and it seems whenever I watch cable news, I swear like a sailor.
Since I always like to find the “good” in everything, I’ve done some research to find out what’s “good” about cussing!
Researchers say there are plenty of ways that a good, salty swear word is good for your physical and emotional health.
Benefits include: increased circulation, elevated endorphins, and an overall sense of calm and well-being.
According to researcher Richard Stephens, of Keele University in England, swearing activates the “fight or flight” response, leading to a surge of adrenaline, which leads to a reduction in pain! Next time you stub your toe – shout a big “Oh F$#k” and see if it works for you.
It’s also been found that swearing gives us a greater sense of power and control over a bad situation and can boost our confidence.
Psycholinguists have remarked that “taboo words communicate emotional information more effectively than non-taboo words” and allow us to vent anger without getting physical.
Additionally, researchers found that to be true in office settings, where “witty uses of coarse, casual profanity” boosted morale and lowered stress among low-level workers.
And, a new study just released found something really fascinating: the more people swear, the more honest and fundamentally sincere they seem to be in their interactions with others.
In fact, a team of researchers from the Netherlands, the UK, the USA, and Hong Kong reports that people who use profanity are less likely to be associated with lying and deception.
Personally, my favorite swear words are “F$#K” and “MotherF$#ker.”
Somehow saying these words just gives me a big release and puts a smile on my face.
To offset any potential “bad” that might come from swearing, my amazing acupuncturist, Amorah Kelly, has taught me to end my sessions by “puffing out seeds of love to the world.” When I do this, I feel a shift in my body to a calmer, more centered place.
And just a bit of trivia to add to the mix:
Did you know that in the film The Wolf of Wall Street, the word F$#k was used 500 times? It was used as a noun, a verb, an adjective, an interjection, and an infix (that’s an affix inserted inside a word – as in, absof$#kinglutely).
Maybe the best advice comes from Mark Twain who said, “When angry, count to four; when very angry, swear.”
Wishing you love, laughter, and magical kisses,