ONLY REAL CURSE WORDS EASE PAIN!

National Enquirer - - HEALTH WATCH -

CUSSING up a blue streak re­ally does help ease pain when you get hurt! But only if you use real swear words and not G-rated ver­sions, a study has found. Af­ter 92 vol­un­teers plunged their hands in an ice bath, re­searchers as­sessed their pain thresh­old and tol­er­ance, then had them re­peat ac­tual ex­ple­tives or the fake swear words “twiz­pipe” and “fouch.” Us­ing real swear words in­creased their pain tol­er­ance by 33 per­cent.

That sug­gests pain-reliev­ing ef­fects are likely linked to swear words learned as chil­dren, said lead au­thor Richard Stephens, a senior lec­turer in psy­chol­ogy at Keele Univer­sity.

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