innate and expressive?

Let me start by qualifying one thing – a woman wrote this article AND a female friend brought it to my attention.

That being said, I wonder which gender actually swears more often.  I’m thinkin’ it’s the bitches.  Furthermore, woman pull it off better.  When a man curses, he is ‘vulgar’ and ‘distasteful’.  A woman can shoot her mouth off and … it usually works.  Yes, the spoken words  may be inappropriate, but it’s not as formidable.  Once a man is pegged an asshole there ain’t nothing that will control that damage.

Also, this post is not intended to stir the battle of the sexes pot by any means.  I am just making an observation.  And given the link below,  I’m thinkin’ I’m on to something.

Below is a brief recap of that article.  Trust me, you will want to click that link because the visuals are really all that.  It channels the Real Housewives of every county and more.

Studies have actually proved that swearing relieves pain! And isn’t that the goal of your little emotional outbursts? It can be quite cathartic.

  • It makes you feel less pain.

But Richard Stephens of Keele University in England led a study that measured how long 67 college students could keep their hands submerged in ice water.  The group of students was encouraged to yell profanities for one controlled testing, and then to use non-swear words while completing the same test.  The 67 volunteers endured the cold temperatures for 40 seconds longer while screaming obscenities. This group also stated that it felt less pain overall. Stephens even went so far as to say, “I would advise people, if they hurt themselves, to swear.” The clinical term for this? The hypoalgesic effect of swearing.

  • It helps you feel much more resilient.
  • It serves as a great coping mechanism.
  • It helps you emphasize your point.
  • It makes you feel so much f*cking better.

Therapy helps, but screaming and cursing is so much cheaper.”   (direct quote.  Correction,  direct tweet)

  • It helps to create closer bonds with people.

Once again a woman is pictured.  This time it’s Disney’s Snow White blowing a kiss to her BFF.  By the way, there’s a speech bubble.

  • It’s innate and expressive.

Timothy Jay, a psychologist at the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts has spent the last 35 years studying the use of profanities. His view on the subject matter? “It allows us to vent or express anger, joy, surprise, happiness. It’s like the horn on your car, you can do a lot of things with that, it’s built into you.”

Swearing and retail pharmacy go hand in hand. Saying, or even pretending to say,  “Shut the fuck up!”  always puts a smile on my face.  And, yes, I do feel better afterword.

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