The most dramatic, effective and beautiful expressions in any language come in the form of curse words.
Swearing is dramatic because it often occurs in dramatic situations that call for blunt forwardness. Curses are easily the most effective of words because there is no denying the intention of anyone using them.
When we curse, we're usually saying exactly what is on our minds, without fear of the repercussions.
It may come off as harsh, but if there is cursing involved, the message will be read loud and clear.
But, more importantly, curse words are some of the most beautiful words that can possibly be used in daily conversation.
As a language enthusiast, I've spent years studying Mandarin Chinese, as well as the nuances of English and Spanish. What I've found is that swearing in any culture or country often conveys the highest form of passion.
I tend to curse much more than my mother thinks I should.
But you can't blame me: I'm one of the most dedicated people I know, and when I'm invested in a project, or even just a thought or opinion, I tend to take it very seriously.
If you're like me, then you have quite the dirty mouth. But rejoice, potty mouths: Those of us who swear by cursing have a lot more going for us than the straight-laced goody goodies.
I'm cursing my ass off because I'm confident about my sh*t, motherf*cker.
Researchers at Keele University in Staffordshire have been studying the links between cursing and mental behavior for years now, and they recently presented their information at the British Psychological Society's annual conference.
They found that cursing is most often associated with angry attitudes and emotions toward certain subjects and is used as an emotional coping mechanism.
Dr. Richard Stephens, one of the researchers for the study, tells the Daily Mail,
We want to use more taboo words when we are emotional. We grow up learning what these words are and using these words while we are emotional can help us to feel stronger.
It seems as though cursing allowed the study's participants to feel a sense of empowerment after airing out their dirty mouths.
I may have been raised somewhat unconventionally, but certain swear words in my home weren't necessarily considered "taboo."
But it was extremely important for my brothers and me to practice diligence with our swearing. We didn't dare curse at our mother, and we definitely weren't allowed to curse at our friends' homes.
Still, if I felt extremely confident or passionate about something, I could use the occasional curse word to emphasize that.
Eventually, this escalated to me swearing at least every hour, but only in situations I feel super passionate about -- which, apparently, is everything.
There's nothing like a bad bitch with a dirty mouth.
Girls and guys alike agree: There's nothing sexier than someone who uses words as bold and demanding of attention as they are.
Not only do we feel more confident when we curse, but apparently it makes us a whole lot more attractive, too.
One survey finds that both men and women think swearing is a turn-on, but only when done in appropriate contexts.
One participant says,
Not all people can curse equally. Some people are just better equipped for it -- kind of like guys wearing muscle shirts or girls bearing midriffs.
What's more interesting is that guys and girls both find members of the opposite sex even hotter when they're swearing under the sheets.
Apparently, men find it extra attractive when a woman loses her sh*t while romping in the sack.
Makes sense, doesn't it? There's nothing sexier than someone who uses language the right way while having sex -- because using it the wrong way is just plain creepy.
People who curse aren't bottling up their stress and emotions.
It's a known fact that people who vent their frustrations and explain what's on their minds are often in healthier mental states than those who prefer to bottle up their thoughts and concerns.
Think about it: Your worries and fears are like a can of soda, and by opening up that can of frustrations, you're letting out all of the little bubbles that were consuming you. I know, a brilliant f*cking analogy.
But, by being able to truly express your genuine emotions once the feels hit you where it hurts, an immediate sense of relief comes over you.
There's seriously no bigger stress eraser than screaming "F*CKING F*CK!" at the top of your lungs on a rooftop for the entire world to hear (trust me, I know).
When we curse, we're not only explaining how strongly we feel in certain situations, but we're also relieving ourselves from the stress and anger attached to that thought. By letting go of it, there is an acute therapeutic effect that definitely has a lasting impact in our mentality.
Prevention reports that by expressing our true emotions through the form of an occasional outburst or tantrum, we actually prevent our brains from releasing too much cortisol in the long run, which is the stress hormone that makes you feel all types of horrible.
So there you have it. Those of us with the dirty mouths shouldn't be looking to clean them up too soon. Instead, swearing should come out of the taboo closet and be used by everyone on a daily basis.
If you don't agree with me, just try channeling your inner rage regarding that assh*le at work who won't leave you alone, the boss who you can't stand or that paper you just can't seem to finish. Afterward, stand on the nearest rooftop and shout every single swear in the book.
You'll thank me when you're done.