Wednesday, 25 April 2007

Vampire

Recycled from an old blog of mine, but it amused me.

I was reading an old scientific journal (1890s?) the other day that amused and horrified me in equal measures. On the subject of (specifically! not women in general!) wives, William J. Robinson, a doctor of Genito-Urinary diseases declared that women who are satisfied with occasional relations - not more than once in two weeks or ten days are considered normal, but that:

there is an opposite type of woman, who is a great danger to the health and even the very life of her husband. I refer to the hypersensual woman, to the wife with an excessive sexuality. It is to her that the name vampire can be applied in its literal sense. Just as the vampire sucks the blood of its victims in their sleep while they are alive, so does the woman vampire suck the life and exhaust the vitality of her male partner - or victim. And some of them - the pronounced type - are utterly without pity or consideration.

Not that I have much desire to be a wife, but...

*bears fangs*

3 comments:

belledame222 said...

"girl I'm just a vampire for your lo-o-o-o-o-ove...

and I'm gonna SUCKYA!..."

--the name of the band escapes me at the moment, goddamit

Charmaine X said...

Interesting -- this is reminiscent of views on female sexuality which have been prevalent in China, Japan and India, namely that women can suck the yang/qi/ki/prana (i.e. life-force) out of men through voracious sexuality. Hence the Hindu practice of withholding semen in an attempt to prolong longevity.

Amy Tan refers to such a story in "The Kitchen God's Wife", where a woman allegedly kills her husband by having sex with him too often. In a similar vein of scary female sexuality with vampiric properties, there is at least one anime film where a woman is represented as having a giant sharp-toothed vagina which attempts to devour the male protagonist. (Too lazy to look up my other academic references, they're in a dissertation paper somewhere... Ask me if you're interested, charmainexxx at gmail dot com...)

Like your blog!

x Charmaine

Mary Hanna said...

I believe the date is 1922 :)