The Nookie Know-It-All: Love Bites

I’m having a problem with hickeys, and I was wondering if you could tell me how to get rid of them—fast. — Bruisey, Providence, RI

Are you dating a 12-year-old? Do people STILL give hickeys? I’ll stop sounding like a grandma…but one more thing: If you want to get rid of them so fast, why are you letting someone give them in the first place? As soon as you feel Dracula heading for your neck, get out the garlic and tell him to lay off! If that doesn’t work, try this two-part method the next time you get a neck gift:

1) As soon as you get the hickey (or shortly after), put an ice cube over the area and gently press until it melts.
2) Take a fine tooth comb and “brush” the area several times a day. This will start to break up the blood vessels that are bunched together.

While you’re waiting for it to go away, I’d also suggest you break out that turtleneck you got in Jr. High, especially if you have to go to work. There’s nothing worse than a boss staring at last night’s party.

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A Note On Playing It Safe: The Frisky thinks safe sex is smart sex – so please practice it in the way that’s right for your relationship.