Abandon Me - Memoirs Two and Three Summary & Analysis

Melissa Febos
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Leave Marks - The author discusses her taste, as a lover, for marking and for being marked. The primary focus of her contemplations here are hickeys, marks left behind during sex when one lover sucks on the flesh of the other lover so much that it leaves a bruise. She focuses primarily on the hickeys left on her body by her beloved, and by those she (the author) leaves on the beloved. Both, she says, demonstrated a sense of ownership – owning, and being owned. This, she adds, was particularly important for her when her beloved was still involved with her previous lover – even if only for the duration of the hickeys, the author says, her beloved was hers. The author also writes of how the intense sexual and physical connection between her and her beloved continued over the two years of...

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