Cursing and Pain Relief

Damn right! I guess my kids must be going through a particularly painful period right now :)

On average, people were able to withstand the pain for significantly longer if they cursed than if they did not. Swearing also increased heart rate and decreased subjective reports of pain.

And before anyone criticizes me for Tierney’s politics, he’s not the author of this post.

via Cursing and Pain Relief – TierneyLab Blog – NYTimes.com.

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