This is an interesting debate I would love to have with anyone willing to post. I think yes. When used appropriate to the character and situation. If the characters using them a lot, great, flow them through the story. If not at all, spice it up when outbursts are needed. Cuss words are language just like anything other and shouldn’t be vilified. They’re perfectly appropriate, and I think anyone who feels like they’re distracting in fiction (as long as the characters aren’t using sentences like: “Fuck! This fucking fucker’s fucked!”) then it’s all good.
Feelings? Opinions? Comments?