9 Unexpected Facts About Love Bites That You Probably Didn’t Know

Is this a hickey, or a bruise?

9 Unexpected Facts About Love Bites That You Probably Didn’t
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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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Fact 1: Love Bites are originated from the Animal Kingdom.

Fact 1: Love Bites are originated from the Animal Kingdom.

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.

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Fact 2: No immediate cure for it, so you have to carry it along for few days.

Fact 2: No immediate cure for it, so you have to carry it along
for few days.
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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.

Fact 3: Hickey may leave scars that may last for a lifetime.

Fact 3: Hickey may leave scars that may last for a lifetime.
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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.

Fact 4: Lack of iron in body cause hickeys quickly.

Fact 4: Lack of iron in body cause hickeys quickly.
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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.

Fact 5: Dreaming about hickeys may symbolize that you are carrying a toxic relationship.

Fact 5: Dreaming about hickeys may symbolize that you are carrying a
toxic relationship.
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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.

Fact 6: Hickeys cause herpes too.

Fact 6: Hickeys cause herpes too.
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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.

Fact 7: A special place in Kama Sutra.

Fact 7: A special place in Kama Sutra.
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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.

Fact 8: Hickey may lead to major injury.

Fact 8: Hickey may lead to major injury.

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.

Fact 9: Hickeys can cause some serious injuries

Fact 9: Hickeys can cause some serious injuries

While being a symbol of passionate love-making, a hickey gone wrong can play 

Fact 10: Hickeys can cause strokes.

Fact 10: Hickeys can cause strokes.
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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.

Fact 11: It can cause blood clots

Fact 11: It can cause blood clots

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.

Fact12: It might require treatment.

Fact12: It might require treatment.

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.