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Swearing As An Effective Painkiller?

Well what the f*ck do you know…


Swearing increased pain tolerance in a small study of college students published online Sunday in the journal NeuroReport.

It also increased heart rate and decreased perceived pain — signs of a “fight-or-flight” response that may help mitigate actual pain, according to Richard Stephens of Keele University in Staffordshire, U.K.

“If people experience the emotion of fear to a significant degree … their pain tolerance increases,” Stephens said.

That’s just the damned thing I’ve ever heard… ūüėČ

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