UK study finds that swearing can be a constructive way to deal with pain and stress

Hamilton, ON, Canada / AM900 CHML

For those who have let the occasional F-Bomb fly in a moment of frustration you shouldn’t feel guilty.

This according to a new study out of the UK showing that there may some benefits to that embarrassing slip of the tongue.

Psychologists out of Keele University conducted an experiment where participants where asked to submerge their hands in ice water, those who repeatedly swore endured the discomfort longer than when using neutral words.

The research suggests that the more emotionally aroused a person is the more likely they are to curse as a flight or fight response, making it an effective coping mechanism.

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