A love bite is one of the most sensual expressions of passion. The Kamasutra talks about leaving marks of affection on your loved one to remind him of you. While it doesn’t specifically refer to a hickey, the Kamasutra does encourage women to leave bite marks and nail marks on their lovers. It’s a sign, a mark, a badge that tells the world how one’s love life is exciting. And believe it or not, everyone wants to show it off with pride. So, are you thinking of marking your territory on your man? Here’s all you need to know about how to give a perfect love bite!
What is a Love-Bite or a Hickey?
The first time a friend of mine got a hickey, I had no idea what it was. But stupid teenagers that we were, it soon became a talking point. The more enlightened ones amongst us referred to the love bite as a mark of love between the couple. This was how I was introduced to the concept of a hickey.
A hickey is a dark, almost circular mark left on the skin due to the rupturing of a blood capillary.
It’s a bite of love – an act of affection. This is done by continuous and strong biting and sucking of the skin.
So, the natural thing to ask next is, why love bites are given?
If you are out of your teenage years then this will sound immature to you. And well, it is to a large extent. The reasons to give love bites are several. Like, if you have been looking to spice up your love life. Or want to refresh your memories of what it felt like to be a teen in love, then this is something you can do. However, be sure to not overdo it. Because walking into a meeting with a hickey on you doesn’t reflect well… Although there is nothing wrong with wearing a mark of
love between you and your man, the world isn’t going to look at it with a lot of respect.
More importantly, what does it mean when someone gives you a love bite?
A lovebite can mean different things to different people. It is a mark of passion or a desire to mark your man as your own. A sexy love bite is what you decide it to mean. Want to know how to make love bite marks? Here’s all you the information you need:
How to Give a Love Bite on the Neck to a Guy Step by Step?
Let’s now get to the best way to give a love bite. The first question then is, where to give a guy a love bite? If you want to show off the hickey, then the neck is the perfect spot, best place to give a love bite. Not only is it easier to give a hickey there, but it can also be hidden under an appropriate piece of clothing. But then again, you will need to be very selective about where you give the lovebite.
If you are getting a hickey and don’t want it to be seen, then your breasts are the most erogenous option. The closer it is to your nipples, the more sensual and the better. A sexual love bite on shoulder also does an equally good trick. So, begin by selecting the part of the body where you want to give or get a love bite.
After that, start by lightly kissing and biting that portion of the skin. Small, sensual bites will make it easier for you to give a hickey as it loosens the skin. Foreplay is very important before a hickey or it is just a bruise with no memory.
Once you are ready, round your mouth in the shape of ‘O’. The size of the ‘O’ should be bigger than what you would make while sucking juice from a straw.
And finally, start sucking on the area of the skin where you want to give a hickey. Suck on that portion of skin hard. Depending on your partner’s skin, the hickey will appear within a time duration of 10 to 30 seconds. After a couple of seconds, pull away to check if the mark has appeared. If it hasn’t, then keep going.
A full love bite mark doesn’t appear within these 30 seconds. It takes at least 2 minutes for the hickey to show. If you are not satisfied with the darkness of the mark, start sucking on it again.
What are the Types of Love Bites?
If hickeys are not your thing, then fear not. The Kamasutra, in its wisdom, shares 8 types of sexy love bites that you can give your lover. A good love bite, no matter whether it develops into a hickey or not, is enough to make your lover think of you. So, here are 8 ways in which you can leave your boyfriend or husband with a memory they won’t forget any time soon.
This is biting the lower lip when kissing your man. You probably already do it, but to let it have a full impact you have to take time. The more you linger on to the bite and tug the lip, the sexier it gets. While this doesn’t leave any mark, it does make for passionate kissing.
This bite takes you to other parts of the face, the ears or the left cheek. Usually, an Uchhunaka bite is given on the ear by lightly tugging on the skin of the ear. It does leave a faint mark on the skin, which is why you need to think twice before giving it on the cheek.
Bindu is a lighter form of a hickey. It is given on the visible portions of the skin but has to be the size of a sesame seed. It is done very rapidly and the mark is usually that of the teeth and not burst capillaries.
A Bindu Mala is a collection of Bindus to form a long chain, like a necklace. It can be given on the neck, breasts, or the hollow of the thighs.
This is an intense love bite given using only the upper teeth. The mark it leaves looks like a coral, from whence it got its name.
The Mani Mala is a collection of Pravalamani to form a necklace of dark love bites. These are made on the breasts and thighs in twisted loops.
Though this has a fancy name, it is your regular bite on the skin. But as simple as these sound, passionate biting, especially during sex, is a major turn on.
A collection of dark bite marks on the skin in the Varaha Charvita. It is the strongest sign of passionate lovemaking.
How to Give a Long-Lasting Hickey?
The darker the hickey, the longer it will last. If you want the lovebite you give your partner or your boyfriend to remain, you will have to put in more time. Suck on the area you want the hickey to be longer. The more you suck on it, the more blood you get out of the capillaries. Hence, the stain is deeper. Also, the harder the suction, the faster you get a deep kiss mark.
So, how long does a love bite last? Depending upon how deep the mark is, a love bite can last from 5 to 12 days. But if that is too long for you, then you can get rid of it soon with some tricks:
How Do You Get Rid of Love Bites Quickly?
Passion is a blinding feeling. No matter how much you plan, you never know when you might get a hickey somewhere you don’t want it to show. If you have a meeting the next day, this can be a problem. So, now that you find yourself in this position, here’s how you can get rid of this mark soon.
If the hickey is new, try using the back of a spoon. Place a spoon in the refrigerator for 8 to 10 minutes and then lightly rub it on the mark. The cold helps reduce the blood seeping inside the skin, which causes the mark. However, this trick works only when the hickey is fresh.
If the hickey has gotten older, you can use the healing properties of Aloe Vera. Apply Aloe Vera gel on the love bite mark twice a day and leave it for 10 minutes or so. This will help soothe the initial pain and help in speedy recovery.
The inside of a banana peel helps to shrink the size of the hickey. Repeating this trick 3-4 times a day for 10-30 minutes will be of great help.