Not according to a British study: The study shows swearing can help people cope with pain.
For the study, students were asked to stick their hands in near-freezing water. Those who repeated a swear word were able to keep their hands in the water twice as long as those who didn't swear.
Researchers believe cursing triggers stress-induced numbing, but they also say swearing provides no extra benefit to people who do it constantly.
The study has been published in the "America's Journal of Pain."