Real-Life Vampires & Physical Medical Conditions

VitruvianMan-LeonardoDaVinci-c1490If you personally self-identify as a ‘real vampi(y)re’ please take a moment to answer the following question (divided for both Primary Practicing Sanguinarian (Blood Feeding) and Psychic (Energy Feeding) Self-Identified Vampires).
If you identify as sexual, pranic, elemental, hybrid, eclectic, adaptive, living, or other identifiers sometimes ascribed to vampirism please choose the the category which best encompasses your PRIMARY feeding method: Sanguinarian (blood consumption, physical fluid-blood exchanges, etc.) or Psychic (psi/chi/qi/life energy feeding or manipulation, metaphysical, spiritual, etc.).  Please note that the condition options provided in the poll(s) below do not represent an exhaustive list; only a sampling based on longstanding observational and precedent data.

Note:  Sanguinarian and Psychic responses to the VCN poll indicated no statistically significant differences in condition reporting and thus are combined as Total Self-Identified Vampire Response Count (TVC).
DiagnosedPhysicalConditionsAmongVampires-VCN+VEWRSAnalysis2014To Be Answered ONLY By Sanguinarian (Blood) Or Sanguinarian-Primary Feeding Self-Identifed Vampires:  *Psychic/Energy Feeding Vampires Please Skip To The Next Question

As a primarily Sanguinarian Vampi(y)re which of the following conditions have you ever been diagnosed with by a licensed physician or medical professional? (Check All That Apply)

  • Asthma (23%, 62 Votes)
  • Arthritis (14%, 37 Votes)
  • Anemia (27%, 70 Votes)
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (16%, 42 Votes)
  • Chronic Spinal Related Pain (8%, 21 Votes)
  • Cancer (2%, 5 Votes)
  • Diabetes Type 1 (4%, 10 Votes)
  • Diabetes Type 2 (5%, 14 Votes)
  • Endocrine System Related Conditions (6%, 15 Votes)
  • Fibromyalgia (13%, 33 Votes)
  • HIV/AIDS (0%, 1 Votes)
  • Heart Disease (4%, 10 Votes)
  • Hypothyroidism (5%, 14 Votes)
  • Hypoglycemia (6%, 15 Votes)
  • Hypertension (High Blood Pressure) (13%, 33 Votes)
  • Hypotension (Low Blood Pressure) (9%, 24 Votes)
  • Hepatitis (1%, 2 Votes)
  • Immune System Disorders (10%, 27 Votes)
  • Migraines/Severe Headaches (32%, 85 Votes)
  • Obesity (17%, 45 Votes)
  • Porphyria (2%, 4 Votes)
  • Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (7%, 19 Votes)
  • I Suspect Myself To Suffer From One Or More Of These Physical Medical Conditions But Have Not Been Officially Diagnosed (15%, 39 Votes)
  • None Of The Above (25%, 67 Votes)

Total Voters: 264

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To Be Answered ONLY By Psychic Or Psi/Pranic/Energy-Primary Practicing Self-Identified Vampires:  *Sanguinarian Feeding Vampires Please See The Above Question

As a primarily Psychic Vampi(y)re which of the following conditions have you ever been diagnosed with by a licensed physician or medical professional? (Check All That Apply)

  • Asthma (25%, 65 Votes)
  • Arthritis (13%, 34 Votes)
  • Anemia (26%, 67 Votes)
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (12%, 31 Votes)
  • Chronic Spinal Related Pain (5%, 13 Votes)
  • Cancer (2%, 6 Votes)
  • Diabetes Type 1 (3%, 7 Votes)
  • Diabetes Type 2 (3%, 8 Votes)
  • Endocrine System Related Conditions (5%, 12 Votes)
  • Fibromyalgia (10%, 25 Votes)
  • HIV/AIDS (1%, 2 Votes)
  • Heart Disease (3%, 7 Votes)
  • Hypothyroidism (10%, 25 Votes)
  • Hypoglycemia (10%, 25 Votes)
  • Hypertension (High Blood Pressure) (16%, 42 Votes)
  • Hypotension (Low Blood Pressure) (7%, 19 Votes)
  • Hepatitis (2%, 4 Votes)
  • Immune System Disorders (11%, 28 Votes)
  • Migraines/Severe Headaches (32%, 83 Votes)
  • Obesity (17%, 44 Votes)
  • Porphyria (1%, 2 Votes)
  • Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (7%, 17 Votes)
  • I Suspect Myself To Suffer From One Or More Of These Physical Medical Conditions But Have Not Been Officially Diagnosed (16%, 41 Votes)
  • None Of The Above (19%, 48 Votes)

Total Voters: 256

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Additional Survey & Research Reference:

Vampirism & Energy Work Research Study (VEWRS & AVEWRS)
Statistical Response Chart – Question 037 – Diagnosed Physical & Mental Conditions

Real-Life Vampires, Vampirism, & Mental Illness

Vampires Today: The Truth About Modern Vampirism
By Joseph Laycock, PhD; 2009, Praeger/ABC-CLIO Publishers

Demystifying ‘Real’ Vampirism For The Rest Of Us
An overview of modern vampirism for the general public
By Merticus; Atlanta Vampire Alliance [AVA] & Suscitatio Enterprises, LLC
February 10, 2013 – This article may be redistributed, translated, or adopted by other organizations provided there are no content modifications and full citation is included.

January 2014 In Review

HuntersInTheSnow-PieterBruegel-c1565Vampire Community News (VCN) – January 2014 In Review

The Secret History Of The Vampyre – Highlights Of 2013 – Octarine Valur
January 1, 2014

A Therian Bill Of Rights
January 1, 2014

Sanguinarian Vampires Sought For Showtime Documentary Series
January 4, 2014

Fundraiser For Houston Vampire Court’s Chancellor Lady Elizabeth
January 4, 2014

Late Night In The Midlands Radio – Michael Vera Interviews Varla Ventura On Vampires, Werewolves, etc.
January 6, 2014

On Being A Black Swan – The Blut Katzchen
January 6, 2014

Being A Vampyre: My Perspective – The Vampirologist /
January 8, 2014

Psychology & The Vampire Community – Dr. Emyr Williams; Glyndwr University – Research Study Solicitation
January 8, 2014

Pitfalls, Mousetraps & Elders Of The Vampire Community – By Merticus
January 15, 2014

Goth Site ( User Busted In Under-Age XXX Photos Case
January 16, 2014

The Website For The Vampirologist Has Changed
January 19, 2014 — is now –>

Story Of A Succubus – Mau Of Bast
January 19, 2014

Man Who Thought He Was Vampire Killer Found Not Criminally Responsible In 2 Halifax Deaths
January 24, 2014

Coming Out Of The Coffin: A Brief Exploration Of Modern Urban Vampire Subculture
January 25, 2014

Borderlines – Episode 3 – Houston Vampire Court
January 25, 2014

Thieves Stole Pope John Paul II’s Blood
January 27, 2014

A Question Of Elders – Psion Valur
January 29, 2014

Social Work, BDSM And Vampires – Academic Paper

CanadianAssociationOfSocialWorkersA significant academic paper by Dr. DJ Williams pertaining to real vampirism and the vampire community (subculture) has been published in Canadian Social Work; a publication of the Canadian Association of Social Workers.

“Social Work, BDSM and Vampires: Toward Understanding and Empowering People with Non-Traditional Identities”
D.J. Williams, PhD
Canadian Social Work – Volume 15 Number 1, Fall 2013; Pages 10-24


Social workers are obligated to embrace human diversity, challenge social injustice, and work to empower vulnerable populations. Two separate, but somewhat related, law-abiding populations that remain hidden due to legitimate fears of marginalization and oppression, including among social workers, are the BDSM and real vampire communities. In an effort to educate social workers who likely will encounter (whether knowingly or not) individuals with BDSM or vampire identities, this article discusses current scholarly literature on these communities and their practices. Suggestions for empowering people who practice BDSM or vampirism are also provided.

Les travailleurs sociaux ont le devoir de tenir compte de la diversité humaine, de s’attaquer à l’injustice sociale et d’aider les populations vulnérables à se prendre en charge. Deux populations respectueuses des lois, distinctes bien qu’elles aient des caractéristiques communes, vivent dans la clandestinité en raison d’une peur légitime d’être marginalisées et opprimées, notamment par des travailleurs sociaux; il s’agit en l’occurrence la communauté BDSM et celle de vrais vampires. Voulant éduquer les travailleurs sociaux qui (qu’ils en soient conscients ou non) vont vraisemblablement venir en contact avec des personnes dont l’identité est liée au BDSM ou au vampirisme, cet article se penche sur la littérature savante relative à ces communautés et leurs pratiques. On y présente aussi quelques suggestions quant à certains moyens pouvant permettre aux personnes qui s’adonnent au BDSM ou au vampirisme de se prendre en charge.

Odds & Ends – Academic Papers Online & Upcoming Book

NovaReligioLaycockVampireArticleAcademic Papers Now Available Online:

“Vampires as an Identity Group: Analyzing Causes and Effects of an Introspective Survey by the Vampire Community”
Joseph Laycock, PhD – Nova Religio 14:1 (2010): 4-23

“‘We Are Spirits of Another Sort’: Ontological Rebellion and Religious Dimensions of the Otherkin Community”
Joseph Laycock, PhD – Nova Religio 15:3 (2012): 65-90

Upcoming Book:

Banshees, Werewolves, Vampires, & Other Creatures Of The Night: Facts, Fictions, & First-Hand Accounts
By Varla Ventura – October 1, 2013

Real Vampire Community Discussed On Pages 126-127 & 210-213