Need another excuse to yell in expletives? Well, never fear, because I’ve got one! A new study shows that swearing can actually assist in pain reduction. Who knew?! This finding really makes me resent my childhood… All those times my parents grounded me for cursing in front of them when – clearly – I was just looking out for my own well-being…

In a recent study at Keele University, participants were asked to submerge their hands in freezing water. During the first submersion, they were permitted to use the swear word of their choice, while during the second submersion they were asked to use a common non-expletive word. Participants were able to keep their hands submerged for almost two minutes when swearing, compared to only 1 minute and 15 seconds when usinge a common word.

Only one thing came to mind when I read about this experiment: finally, an ice bucket challenge that’s actually worth something… Know more.