The scientist and swearing professional also references one particularly interesting study which found that swearing when a person experiences pain (like sticking their hand in ice cold water) increases their tolerance to the pain source by 50 percent compared to someone shouting a neutral word, WIRED reports.

Obviously, parents and teachers don’t want to be dropping an F-bomb every other sentence, but teaching our kids that not only is it ok to swear in certain situations, but that it can be good for our collective mental health may be a good thing. According to science, that is.