reply to post by BombDefined
Most of these involve the genitals or the actual act of sex
Another way of phrasing that might be that most of these words involve lower chakral function.
Interested to hear you thoughts
I can give some very good reasons
why swearing is unhealthy.
Focus on your mouth.
Now, think of a juicy lemon.
Are you salivating? Do you taste lemon? You probably do. Isn't that interesting? There's no lemon in your mouth to taste. There's no food to cause
you to salivate. But you are experencing a phsyiological reaction in response to me using a word
The brain works by association. Words don't have fundamental meaning. It's not the sounds
or the letters of a "swear word" that make it
"bad." It's the association. Mental associations can be extremely powerful things. Ask anyone who was bitten by an animal as a child, or got lost
in the mall, or fell and hurt themselves...ask anyone who had some sort of traumatic experience which caused them to learn by association
these things should cause them to experience fear. A trained, emotional response like fear is no different than the salivation you experienced just a
moment ago when you read the word lemon.
So, let me ask: if something as simple as you reading the word lemon can cause a biological response in your body because of an association that you
have learned...how will it affect you
if you and others around you use words with powerful survival, biological and pleasure significance in
purely metaphorical ways?
For example, I see that the word filter does not filter crap. So let's use that. Have you ever known anyone in the habit of referring to their
possesions or the possessions of others as crap? "Just toss it over there with the rest your crap." Have you ever considered how the
association-machine that is your brain might internalize that? Crap is smelly, unwanted waste material to be disposed of. When you use the word crap,
or perhaps the other, more common metaphor with the same meaning to refer to personal belongings, you are sending a message to your brain, and the
brains of you speak to that those possessions are worthless, unwanted trash to be disposed of.
Do you see how that might create problems?
Here's another one. With apologies to moderators, as I'm about to circumvent the word filter. But given the context of the discussion, I think it's
"F. you" is a verbal attack. "This is F'd up" is used to describe something that is bad or unpleasant. This is common use. So...what
when you, for example, tell a girl literally that you're going to F. her? What happens in her brain? Being a creature of association,
some part of brain associates the sex act with badness and unpleasantness. Just like you've learned to associate the word lemon with the sour taste
that cause you to salivate. What happens when a girl learns that sex is bad? Does she internalize that as that sex is bad and so she should avoid it?
Does she internalize it as sex is bad, she likes sex, and so therefore she must be bad? Do you see the danger in this?
What about sucking? "This sucks" is a metaphorical reference to oral sex. And yet, the expression "this sucks" is used to describe things that are
bad, or unpleasant.
you use the expression "this sucks" to describe something you dislike, you are reinforcing
into the subconscious mind of
every woman who hears you that she should dislike performing oral sex,
Is that really something you want?
Swearing can be psychologically unhealthy, both for individuals and society as whole.