Why Swearing is Good for You

Ever wondered whether your general wellbeing could be compromised by your lack of expletives? Stylist Live is here to help.

We’ve been keeping our eye on the benefits of swearing for years. Experts have released studies to show that using swear words can raise your pain threshold, can be a sign of eloquence, or even make you stronger.

An article by Stylist references a study by the Language Sciences journal, which states:

“When it comes to taboo language, it is a common assumption that people who swear frequently are lazy, do not have an adequate vocabulary, lack education, or simply cannot control themselves.

“However, the overall finding of this set of studies is that taboo fluency is positively correlated with other measures of verbal fluency and undermines the POV [Poverty of Vocabulary] view of swearing.”

“Speakers who use taboo words understand their general expressive content as well as nuanced distinctions that must be drawn to use slurs appropriately.”

This year, at Stylist Live, we’ll be exploring said benefits for ourselves with ‘F**k It: Swearing Therapy‘, taking place on Sunday 12 November at 13:35 at our THRIVE Stage.

Book your ticket, pull up a chair, let it all out and see how you feel. Intelligent? Stronger? Relaxed? Sounds bl**dy good to us.