Vampire Kink Still Popular Post-True Blood
The sexy vampire trend has been a thing for at least as long as, what, Interview With a Vampire? And, as we all know, it had its heyday about 10 years ago when Robert Pattinson was burning up the screen in Twilight, and True Blood was capturing the sexual imaginations of many on HBO. (As our Girl Next Door explained in 2011, it certainly helps that these vampires are played by attractive men.) But the trend hasn't yet had a stake buried in its heart, because people out there are still very much into the idea of blood and lust.
For example, this Texas couple is taking that fetish to a new level, as they reportedly have become so invested in the appeal of these gaunt, ghoulish creatures that they're sucking each others' blood as a romantic ritual. Lea and Tim, as the Daily Mail reports, met at a vampire festival, as one does, and quickly became bonded by their taste for blood. In order to extract one another's life-giving substances, they cut each other with razor blades, and then either drink the stuff from a goblet or suck it straight from the wound.
"I actually prefer drinking blood to having sex," said Lea. "You are taking the essence of a person and that to me is ecstasy. There is no better feeling."
As always, to each their own, but we will point out that sucking blood does, unsurprisingly, come with attendant risks. As we reported in 2015, real-life vampires run the risk of contracting hepatitis or HIV as a result of their bloody desires. For their part, Lea and Tim are aware of the dangers, and enjoy performing their ritual in the face of them. In fact, getting tested for these diseases has become a fun activity for the two.
"We go and get tested for diseases together and it's almost like a bonding experience," said Lea. "I feel like it strengthens our relationship." (But if you're looking for a safer path to a healthier relationship, then here are three tricks you can use to improve your bond with your significant other.)
Apart from their blood lust, though, Tim and Lea are otherwise your run-of-the-mill human beings. "I feel like I come alive at night, but we aren't allergic to sunlight," she say. "I am partial to garlic and we definitely don't sleep in coffins."