They show us how repressive and oppressive categories can lead to marginalization. More generally, this community shows that being different doesn’t have to force you onto the margins of society.Real vampires can and do exist in both “normal” society and their own communities, and that’s okay.It derives, according to them, from the lack of subtle energies their bodies produce – energies other people take for granted. It’s a condition they claim to be unable to change. The real vampire community, like the legendary figure it emulates, knows few national boundaries, from Russia and South Africa to England and the United States.
Some identified as heterosexual, some homosexual and some bisexual.They ranged in age from 18 to 50 and represented both sexes equally.They practiced sanguinarian (blood) and psychic feeding – taking energy using, for example, the mind or hands.Some houses, and indeed whole vampire communities, as in the case of New Orleans, will combine their efforts to organize charity events, like feeding (not feeding on) the homeless.However, despite their humanitarian efforts, real vampires don’t go around advertising who they are for fear of discrimination by people who simply don’t understand them.