Hickeys. They suck. But we love it.
Speaking in words more flowery and rainbow equipped, love bites and love marks, are a must if you are one of the people who just love sucking and marking territory on your lover.
This is a purplish kinky badge that is often worn to show-off the mark that ‘you got it’ last night.
At this point in time, we all know how to hide them but do we know enough about them? We know how to conceal it, hide it under a scarf, have plenty of excuse like ‘curling iron burn’ and know how to give them like a pro.
These bizarre fact on hickeys will change the way you see these love bites in your body.
● Animals do it too
Yope! you read it right. Male animals often give their female counterparts something to show off at the animal meetings in the evening. A research done in the 1800s showed how male mammals frequently held female mammals necks between their teeth before mating. Well, I think it’s our primitive instinct to just bite and love simultaneously.
● You can get a stroke from it
Okay! This took a serious turn pretty soon. Hickeys are basically sucking on the skin which can rupture the smaller blood vessel and cause clots. These clots are made near or on the major artery can turn out to be deathly. Don’t believe us? This lady in New Zealand had a stroke causing a brain injury and leaving her left arm paralyzed after a lover gave her a hickey. Thankfully, she made a full recovery.
● Kama Sutra studies the nature of hickeys too
In Chapter Five of this ancient Indian body of texts on sexuality, there are ways given on how to give a hickey and the prerequisite of getting one too (Clean and sanitized teeth being one). The Kama Sutra has called love bites ‘coral and the jewel’, where the lip is the coral and teeth the jewel. So basically there is science behind our juvenile behavior. Well biting was never this fun.
● They can cause oral herpes
In the heat of the moment, if you partake in sexual activity with a person having oral herpes and if they give you a heavy hickey, the chances of contracting oral herpes are quite high. Heavy hickey would mean the person breaking your first skin of layer. This one for sure would have you stay away from sex for a while for sure.
● They can be permanent if your partner goes Dracula on you
Love bites might even leave a permanent scar on your body if the intensity of these hickeys is deeper than the voice of Adele. So you better tell your partner to go easy while you’re getting one if you don’t want to explain people about the embarrassing scar all your life.
● People with iron deficiency get hickeys easily
Getting black or blue marks immediately after some action is pretty common for people who lack in the iron sector. Indulge in some green leafy vegetables or fish if you don’t want your neck to be a colourful pallet.
● There is no magical cure for them
You might believe in those myths where applying cold spoons or hot water bags may reduce the damaging effect done by your lover. But the fact remains that hickeys take their own time to vanish from the face of earth depending on different body types. (If only there exists abracadabra for making them go poof)
● Serious sexual injuries are possible too
If you don’t go easy with the nibbling, these love bites might just cause severe sex injuries to you and your partner. It may end up looking like as if you’re subjected to forced sex where your body received harsh blows and nobody wants to hear this. Tell your partner when they just can’t stop making love to you.
● You can end up hospitalized
These little harmless nibbles have the potential to cause heart attacks and are also known to cause other kinds of serious medical problems such as paralysis. Whoever said giving hickeys comes under the category of vanilla sex can just take a sauna bath in a volcano.
We bet hickeys mean a totally different thing to you now. So think before you suck and remind yourself of these facts before your neck gets thundstrucked.
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