In America a love bite is also known as a ‘Hickey’. It is a skin bruise caused by kissing or sucking the skin. It is usually given/received on your neck or arm during sexual foreplay. They usually cause no trouble and some people see them as a ‘trophy’ whilst others can sometimes be seen as an embarrassment!
How long do they last?
Love bites typically last from five to twelve days.
What can you do about them?
They can be treated like any other bruise including putting ice on them, rubbing them gently, and applying a warm compress to old love bites. To hide them you can use make up or wear a scarf!