In her post The Case for Cursing, attorney-mediator Victoria Pynchon argues in favor of colorful expression due to its positive benefits such as pain reduction and the increased persuasiveness of curse-laden speech on listeners.
When we swear, we give emotional punch to our speech. Particularly when second-class citizens, like women, swear, they communicate a passionate intensity more likely to wake up an audience and lead them to action than would a dry recitation of mind-numbing statistics.
Cursing, when used judiciously, is a valid and powerful form of expression.
Let’s just be careful not to confuse it with cursing *at* someone, which can be a form of verbal and emotional abuse.