This is all shades of messed up.
Australian make-up artist Georgina Condon has a rare disorder, called thalassemia, and needs blood once a week. But instead of a regular transfusion, she sucks it from her boyfriend.
The high from drinking blood is as good as sex.
'I would put them on par. It is mainly arousal and joy,' she said. 'There is a reason that most vampire shows combine the two.
‘There is a reason that most vampire shows combine the two. It is a form of high that can’t be exactly described,’ she told Daily Mail Australia.
The 39-year-old has faux fangs especially made for her, but rarely uses them.
Instead, her boyfriend, Zamael, cuts a wound on his body using a sterile razor so Georgina can feed.
I try on a weekly basis but it is hard on him and we don’t have a set time such as ‘dinner time’ that would be strange,’ she said.
The couple met at a Bloodlust Ball in Brisbane three years ago.
But Georgina developed a thirst for blood when she was 12 after picking a scab on her body, and found her first willing ‘donor’ at 17.
‘I was getting off on the drinking and she was getting off being drank from,’ she said.
The True Blood fan also suffers from solar dermatitis, so she has to avoid full sunlight.
Georgina first noticed it when she developed a painful rash during a holiday to Brisbane.
Although she likes to dress in black and wear talcum powder on her face – Georgina now tries to keep her vampirisms low key because her friends find it ‘weird’.
But at least her mother and younger sister are understanding.
‘They accept I do it but in no way have they ever done or desired to do something like that,’ she added.