When it comes to love and intimacy, there are no limits. Love bites or hickeys are the proofs of a passionate love-making. Sometimes, techniques are involved and sometimes it just happens. People love to flaunt it at times. For many, it is a mark for him or her and tag as 'yours'. It reminds you of an unforgettable night. But scientifically, the superb marks are called bruises that are a result of excessive sucking or aggressively kissing the soft parts of the body. It's a sign of want and passion. It could be very pleasurable to some.
It's also a sign of mild sadism and masochism. Branding someone with marks so that others know that they are taken, is a major role played by love bites.
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Yes, you read it right. A psychologist Havelock Ellis discovered that male mammals nibbled on female ones often during mating, after which the study included about it in the Psychology of sex. I wonder how this would actually work with all that fur! But, it's interesting to know that we are primal in our nature.
While for some, love bites are a proud sign of love-making and for some, they are required to be removed instantly. Applying ice and using scarfs for hiding, are only methods you can go for.
The severity of hickey and the sensitivity ratio of skin, both determine the age of scar on your body part. So, love bites may leave you with permanent scars.
Some people catch love bites very fast and so being low on iron content is the major thing that contributes. So for them, it is advised to eat green leafy vegetables and fish in your meals.
The Kama Sutra has described everything about matters of love-making. It even named love bite as 'coral and the jewel' where the lip is coral and teeth is the jewel.
Sometimes in the heat of the moment, people with oral herpes outbreak engage themselves in a physical relationship and risk their partner's health. So, don't let that happen to you.
Hickeys may sometimes seem innocent to you but the love bites themselves are severe intimate injuries. It may even look that you have been forced.
While it is a symbol of passionate love-making, a hickey gone wrong can be an injury and can hurt badly. So, try to go easy on the nibbling.
While being a symbol of passionate love-making, a hickey gone wrong can play
It's no joke. Recently a woman experienced a stroke after her partner sucked hard on the neck. And after that, she was left with a paralysed arm. So, be careful.
In 2011, a New Zealand woman suffered a brain haemorrhage because of a hickey. She got a blood clot in her neck, paralyzing her left arm, and ended up in the hospital.
Whether it's on your neck, or thigh or anywhere on your body, it has a potential to cause heart attacks or other serious medical problems such as paralysis.