I don’t think most of us do it for health reasons but hey good to know. Psychologists say swearing, in small doses, will actually do us some good.
Research has shown that the occasional expletive can even make us a stronger person.
How? It’s believed that small doses of profanity can help control emotions and make it easier to manage pain.
The investigation into swearing was was conducted by Dr Richard Stephens, a senior lecturer at Keele University.
The academic has conducted numerous experiments over the years to prove his theory, most recently by having people play a shoot-em-up style computer games.
He explained: “The video games made people feel more aggressive so their language became more emotional and they swore. This explains swearing and makes it more acceptable. We want to use more taboo words when we are emotional.
“We grow up learning what these words are. Using these words while we are emotional can help us to feel stronger.
“Some words are more taboo than others – but the effects can be greater, the stronger the word.”