Vampirism Fact or Fiction

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Vampirism: Fact or Fiction?

Vampirism, also known as, Clinical Vampirism or Renfield’s Syndrome involves the delusion of being a vampire and feeling the need for blood. The word “Vampirism” has been used to coat a variety of phenomenon. Such unusual behavior as eating the fleshy tissue of the human deceased, sexual pleasure and bond with corpses, cannibalism, and other lust-murders such as the abuse of corpses have been incorporated under this level since the 19th century. According to Psychiatrist (Noll, 1992), “the progression of Renfield’s Syndrome is a pivotal event that often leads to the development of vampirism. This usually occurs in childhood, and the experience of bleeding or the taste of blood is found to be exciting. After puberty, this excitement associated with blood is experienced as sexual arousal.” (Noll, 1992) speaks of three stages about the transformation of a Vampire and they are: “Auto-vampirism that is generally developed first, usually in childhood, by initially self-inducing scrapes or cuts in the skin to produce blood. This is then ingested, to later learning how to open major blood vessels drink a steady stream of warm blood more directly. The blood was then ingested at the time of the opening or may be saved in jars or other containers for later or for other reasons. Masturbation often accompanies auto-vampiristic practices. Zoophagous (eating of living creatures, but more specifically drinking their blood) may develop prior to auto-vampirism is some cases, but usually is the next to develop. Persons with Renfield’s syndrome may themselves catch and eat or drink the blood of living creatures such as insects, cats, dogs, or birds. The blood of other species may be obtained at places such as slaughter houses and then ingested. Sexual activity may accompany these functions. Vampirism in its true form is the next stage…...

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