NY Post- Dropping F-bombs can possibly help increase a person’s pain threshold, research has shown — and, according to a follow-up pain management experiment, using made-up swear words doesn’t quite garner the same results. The original 2009 experiment suggested that swearing under the right circumstances can increase a person’s pain threshold. To test the theory, Richard Stevens, a British psychologist from Keele University, conducted an experiment in which people immersed their hand in ice-cold water.
The act of cursing enabled them to withstand more pain, the findings suggested. “The simple act of swearing during the experiment enabled participants to perceive decreased pain and tolerate increased pain,” Science Alert had reported.
Further research found that people who swear often had a lesser increase in pain tolerance than those who don’t. In another test, whose findings were published in April, Stephens and a colleague had 92 participants utter made-up swear words to see if random words yielded any benefits.
While putting their hand in ice water, the testing subjects repeated one of the four words every three seconds — the F-word, a neutral word and two made-up swear words: “fouch” and “twizpipe,” according to the researchers. The F-word was linked to a 32 percent increase in pain threshold and a 33 percent increase in pain tolerance, according to the publication. The made-up words had no beneficial impact.
Shout out to the people at Science Alert for doing a study about something people have known is a fact for years. Maybe they can do a study about if eating candy or sunny days makes people feel happy.
There's a reason the F word is the best curse word the human race has ever created. It is simply the most versatile and can be used so many different ways. It can work as a noun, a verb, an adjective, or whatever else you need fill in the blanks of your Mad Libs. It works in the beginning, middle, and end of a sentence as well as the beginning, middle, and end of a compound word. It's basically the LeBron James of words. You know what? I'm just gonna let someone much funnier and smarter than I explain this phenomenon.
Of course saying a word that great pumps 1000 CCs of dopamine to your brain and makes you feel like Super Mario after he picks up a star. It doesn't matter if you are experience pain, pleasure, or pride. The word fuck is the true chicken soup for the soul, whether it's being said or being expressed physically:
TL;DR - The word fuck is fucking awesome and makes you feel fucking good. God bless the word fuck. Now say it along with me: