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A study done at Keele University in the U.K. measured the effects swearing had on pain tolerance. They found that we can withstand more pain when using profanity.

Swearing triggers the fight or flight response, which then gives us that burst of energy to make it through the difficult or painful task.

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One study found that participants who swore saw a 2 to 4 percent increase in performance and an 8 percent boost in strength compared to those who kept their mouths shut.

Cursing diverts your attention, which makes you work harder than if you were only focusing on how tough the workout is.

Swearing is such a raw form of expression. 

A recent study found that profanity is correlated with genuine feelings and emotions in social interactions. It indicated that those who curse may also be more likely to be truthful.

When we complain or vent without cursing, we are keeping ourselves in check and don't totally release all feelings.

Cursing can be an effective emotional release. Our whole body and all emotions are connected with no filter.

In one study, researchers found that the more curse words a participant was able to generate, the more expansive a vocabulary they had.

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An experiment repeated many times has consistently shown that swearing makes you able to withstand discomfort better.

Using curse words causes actual physiological changes in your body, such as a heightened heart rate. Swearing appears to unleash the fight-or-flight response.

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Swearing is usually regarded as simply lazy language or an abusive lapse in civility.

New research reveals that profanity has many positive virtues, from promoting trust and teamwork in the office to increasing our tolerance to pain.

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