It depends mostly on my mood and whether or not there are any people around that have issues. I'll try to avoid it then, but if I'm alone or with friends that don't care, frequent cursing is the forecast, especially if I get somewhat irritated or angry.
Like art, it's an expression-filled vocabulary that one can use to show what they truly feel. Why the fuck is it treated so negatively in reality and society as a whole? Why is it considered inappropriate? That's my biggest question. As long as you are not directing harsh language at others to legitimately hurt others, and it is used as an expression to direct your thoughts, it is seen as an artform to me. However, nowadays everyone is legitimately offended by everything. Even if we drop the topic of expressive language. there will be something about you that people will hate you for, oftentimes for no reason at all. People who have opposing viewpoints, please challenge my logic. I want to hear valid reasons as to why expressive language is so fucking bad. In reality, we all know it isn't, yet we all try and validate lost causes anyway, since "society" tells us to. Fuck society. Society thinks it knows what's "best for us". YOU yourself should make those judgments, not what a person behind the screen on a newschannel tells you.
The only thing I do not advocate is using swear words in the workplace. It is a rare time when you would hear expressive language from my tongue while i'm at work. This bothers me alot, but if I don't force myself to suppress my tongue, I could end up fired. Other than in the workplace, I am not afraid to express my emotions.
If you hear me say the word "fuck" outside of the context of speaking of the word itself or quoting someone else using profanity, it will be in the context of a question, and I will be in direct proximity with the recipient, staring at them. If I don't receive the correct reply, someone will die. It will either be me or the person I directed the question at.
It's never happened. And no, I'm not a sphinx.
As for lighter words like "douche", "asshole", or "shit", I might use it, but rarely. I don't have much negativity in my life to warrant language. A word as strong as "fuck" is not something I feel comfortable using lightly, so I've made it my "killing word". I don't even type it online without it being in quotes. I mutter it in my head for humor's sake (it really is a wonderful "sentence enhancer" for that purpose) because I like it being used for that, but I still won't utter it so light-heartedly in front of anyone else.
I fucking know! I fucking use it all the fucking time you fucking bitch ass motherfucker!(btw this is all just a joke, I didn't actually mean that, except for the part where I swear all the fucking time)
I use tactical and strategic profanity. I attempt to swear as little as possible outside of "damn," so that when I actually do swear for real, people will know something's serious. This is called a "Precision F-Strike."
I use quite a bit of profanity when at work, but online I use significantly less and tend to change how much I use depending on the website I'm on. Outside of work, offline, I use almost none because I don't really talk to anyone beyond those two places. Lol.
I consider them equal among words to be used in sentences. 'Fuck' is as valid as 'very' and the only time I will self-censor is when it is apparent that I'm in the company of people who for whatever reason have a problem with words for being words.