2018 Top 5: #5- Vampires and Sex: An Ageless (And Odd) Combination

Well, here we go.  The first of our Top 5 2018 posts . . . or would this be the last since this is #5?  I’m actually surprised how easy it was to get these together since none of the ones at the top were reblogs.  Anyway, let’s start with one that got a lot more responses than I expected when I first posted it.

This post went live on May 25, 2018.

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War of Nytefall is very much an action adventure, so the sex side of vampires doesn’t really come out too often.  The Dawn Fangs will demonstrate having urges from time to time, but much of it really centers around Chastity.  I might have it come out more in future volumes, but it isn’t a priority now.

To be honest, I never fully understood why vampires get associated with sex so often.  I mean, they’re dead and that’s kind of gross.  Not to mention, it’s strange that the equipment can work unless the vampire is able to use blood to get the job done.  Then again, they do feel pain, so pleasure could be in there too.  Either way, I don’t see why anybody would want to or why these creatures would care.  It isn’t like they can reproduce and it always seems they enjoy feeding more than sex.  At the very least, they’d enjoy it more with each other.  There’s just so many questions that never seem to get answered because vampires are so intertwined with carnal desires.

The truth is that vampires began with a connection to sexuality, but Bram Stoker’s Dracula reduced this because of the times.  Sexuality wasn’t discussed in public and the non-sexual vampire remained for a while.  They still seduced, but the actual act didn’t return to their mythos for a while. Apparently, it isn’t too surprising since the whole fangs penetrating flesh is seen as an analogy for intercourse.  Yet, people still argue over vampires and sex all the time.  Some think that’s where they should be, others think it’s unseemly for fiction, and others fall in the middle.  Personally, this makes me wonder if vampires originally stemmed from the succubus and incubus myths.  Those are the demons who seduce men and women respectively.

So, what do you think about vampires and sex?  Is this a part that’s essential or do you think it’s unnecessary in their stories?

About Charles Yallowitz

Charles E. Yallowitz was born, raised, and educated in New York. Then he spent a few years in Florida, realized his fear of alligators, and moved back to the Empire State. When he isn't working hard on his epic fantasy stories, Charles can be found cooking or going on whatever adventure his son has planned for the day. 'Legends of Windemere' is his first series, but it certainly won't be his last.
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17 Responses to 2018 Top 5: #5- Vampires and Sex: An Ageless (And Odd) Combination

  1. You got me there. I think the whole idea is romantic somehow …but, no, not in terms of actual biology. 😀 Must be something to do with mystery and confidence.

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  2. I think vampires should have intimate relationships so that they can have the normal stress that can come as a result.

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  3. Reblogged this on adaratrosclair and commented:
    Vampires. Need I say more? Well, I could, but I won’t. 🙂

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  4. L. Marie says:

    I’m not surprised that this post got more responses. I can’t help thinking of the last book of the Twilight series.

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