A 28-year old female florist in America whose boyfriend is a self-proclaimed vampire allows razor cuts on her body so he can drink her blood.
For more than 10 years, Blut Katzchen, 28, has travelled across the US to satisfy the bloodlust of men and women who are convinced they need to drink blood to survive.
Her latest admirer is 43-year-old Michael Vachmiel from Houston, Texas, who claims her blood gives him the energy he needs to survive.
The two get together a few times a year to perform the ritual.The pair met two years ago at a Vampire Ball in Houston, Texas.
Blut, from Shreveport, Louisiana, describes herself as a ‘black swan’ which is the term for someone who willingly offers up her blood to drink.
She said: “I have always been entranced with the whole vampire culture since I was very young. I found a book on vampires in my sister’s collection and became completely entranced with it. It takes a very specific type of mindset to enjoy being a swan – you have to be more submissive and enjoy giving.”
“You have to have a very strong connection to the person who is feeding off you. Michael and I have a very intimate relationship and I trust him completely.
“I have specific tools that draw the blood and Michael will drink it from my body.
“The cuts are about an inch long – it doesn’t take a very deep cut to draw the blood.”
She uses a razor blade to make a cut and then uses a set of suction cups to draw the blood out.
“We’ll sterilise the area with alcohol and he uses mouth wash before drinking, so its very clean. There are some risks involved, but we do everything we can to keep it as clean as possible. I’ve been doing this for almost thirteen years and I have never had an STD or blood borne illness scare”, Katzchen said.