What Exactly Is a Vampire Fetish?

Vampire fetish is a fantasy fetish that many people have, but there’s more to it than what you’d imagine. In fact, many immediately think about fetishes related to consuming blood and biting. But it’s not always about that. Blood doesn’t even need to be the focus, but we’ll get into that later.

 

So, what is this fetish all about then? The vampire fetish is an umbrella term. Some people with this fetish are drawn to the vampire lifestyle only, for example. Others don’t really commit to it that much. The vampire fetish may be something they occasionally enjoy during sex or BDSM plays, and that’s it. So, if you think vampires are sexy and want to explore these feelings, stick around while we explain all things vampire fetish.

Vampires Aren’t Real — So How Do They Do It?

But if vampires aren’t real, how did this become a fetish in the first place? The answer lies in mythology and popular culture. Vampires are mysterious beings that drink blood, are nocturnal, and powerful. At this point, we know that many people find anything dark and mysterious sexy. However, all of us have urges and sexual desires, too. Simply put, this fetish came about the same way any other did — it just happened.

 

Part-time vampire fetish enthusiasts may say that they enjoy the biting aspect of ‘vampirism.’ This is what excites them, so they include a lot of biting in their plays. To spice things up further, they may wear fake teeth or dress up.

 

For full-time vampire fetishists, it may be the lifestyle that draws them in. The thought of being a powerful vampire is enough to arouse them. But how do we know what vampires are like? Since we don’t have definitive information (because vampires don’t exist), we rely on pop culture or our imagination. And everything is possible when imaginations run wild.

How Vampires Fetish Covers BDSM

Now, let’s talk about vampires and BDSM. Vampire fetish and BDSM connection is obvious to many people. But where’s the connection if it’s all about biting, bleeding, and dressing up? The answer lies in the way vampire sex occurs.

 

There are many factors that can make vampire fetish/sex a BDSM activity. For example, vampires and their subordinates/prey can assume dominating and submissive roles. It’s safe to say that you can consider a play BDSM as soon as it turns into a Dom/sub one, but it doesn’t end there.

 

Other factors that can contribute to vampire fetish belonging to BDSM include:

 

  • Bondage
  • Role-playing
  • Pain play

Unfortunately, more often than not, vampire fetishists can be a bit violent in their practices. Pain play almost comes naturally, and this is where it’s easy to cross some boundaries. This is why the BDSM community often doesn’t accept vampire fetishists. This community is open and safe for all people who want to enjoy sex in an unusual way. That means people shouldn’t go out of their way to harm one another for pleasure, even if they’re consenting adults. 

 

 

As always, this violence isn’t something all vampire fetishists enjoy, but there are exceptions to every rule.

No, It’s Not Always About Blood

The most common part of vampire fetish everyone immediately thinks of is blood. However, blood isn’t always a mandatory part of vampire fetish plays. This is especially the case if people are practicing it as part of BDSM. BDSM plays should never involve real blood because that’s how everyone involved is kept as safe as possible.

 

BDSM does encourage pain or things like knife play. But you should never harm or draw blood from your partner. Of course, you can only do what’s agreed upon, and they can stop the play using safe words. 

 

Other than the rules of BDSM, many vampire fetish enthusiasts aren’t even attracted to blood. Many people are disgusted by it, so they refuse to have it around them. In these cases, some folks opt for fake blood or enjoy other parts of vampire fetishism.

It Could Be Hematolagnia

Hematolagnia has a clear connection to vampire fetish even though it’s a fetish on its own. How come? It’s all about blood. Hematolagnia is a fetish that connects blood and sex. In fact, this blood fetish, or blood play, is usually the reason why some people are into the vampire fetish, too.

 

So, how does it work? It all depends on what you’re aroused by. Since blood play is a kind of edgeplay, this kind of BDSM is the kind to bring people to the limits of their comfort zone. Here’s how you can enjoy hematolagnia:

 

  • Drawing blood from a consenting partner
  • Period sex

 

Some people are attracted to the thought of consuming blood while others enjoy the idea of it being smeared all over them during sex. That’s why period sex is the safest way to practice blood play. Of course, people can make and use fake blood and any other liquid that resembles blood. 

 

Not a lot of fetishists decide to let their partner draw blood from them. This kind of play is risky because one wrong move can prove to be very dangerous. The person drawing blood would have to be skilled in this kind of thing for everyone to be as safe as possible.

Take Note of These Warnings

Is your interest in vampire fetish still strong after learning all about it? If the answer is yes, we have some warnings you should keep in mind. You should practice all fetishes and BDSM plays safely and with a consenting partner. 

 

Before you get into anything, have clear communication with your partner about what you’re into and what your expectations are. Set some boundaries and safe words. This is a must for anything BDSM-related.

 

Don’t push yourself beyond your limits during plays. This can take a toll on your mental health, and things can turn out badly. Aftercare is another must of all BDSM plays because it is the best way to comfort and ground the submissive partner.

 

If you find all things vampires sexually arousing, be as safe as you can while indulging in your fetishes.