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Exploring the medical and scientific background of blood drinking
Investigation and Research Into Sanguinarians
Investigation and Research Into Sanguinarians
1. Do you bite the necks of your victims?
    First, I have no "victims" I have donors who volunteer to give me some of their blood, I don't go out and attack people. As for the neck thing, no to that as well. Since I have no fangs, I have to use a blade or syringe, people don't take well to having their throat slit. I avoid the neck completely, too hazardous.

2. Do you HAVE to drink blood?
    The argument has been made that we don't need blood to live. And, I believe, this is true... in a manner of speaking. Think of it this way: You have a headache. The headache won't kill you, but it sure hurts like hell, doesn't it? (Think migrane). Now, you can wait the headache out and it might go away on its own, or you can take a medication and it will be gone in a much shorter time. Blood is like the medication, and the headache the condition. The medication makes the pain go away. You know the headache/craving will be back. But why suffer it when you can take medication/blood? Also, unlike the headache, however, this pain doesn't go away as far or as well if one "waits it out"... our "headaches" tend to get worse over time.

3. How often/ How much do you drink?
    This varies depending on several things...length of time since last drink, stress, what coping mechanisms I have used etc. The average time/amount, though is 20-25 ml every two weeks. This keeps me content and with in the realm of stability without putting undo pressure upon my donor. Others have greater needs ranging up into the 300-500 ml area or more.

4. I have some of the characteristics of a sanguinarian...am I one?
    I don't know. I have several people write and ask me this. I am not a doctor and I cannot "diagnose" you as yes or no... nor will I. I present the information I know and leave it to you to decide. It is not my place to make the decision for you. I wish there were a simple test that would say yes or no, but there is not.

5. How do I know you aren't just another "poser"?
    You don't. The wonder of the 'net it relative anonymity, the down side is that anyone can say anything. I will tell you that I am not a poser, but it is your choice to believe me or not. If you do, good, if you don't, fine... just please don't write to me and tell me so. It might make you feel better, but it won't change what or who I am at all.

6. Do you know any sanguins in {insert city/state/location/country/providence/planet here}?
    One, probably not, I don't know that many, and two, those I do know would not appreciate me handing out there location. Therefore, I wouldn't tell you. Sorry, but thats the way it is. I don't know you any better then you know me... and if I am not going to give you where I live, chances are pretty slim I am going to tell you where another person is.

7. Do sanguinarians kill?
    Like all living things sanguinarians are capable of killing, but do not have to. We do not need so much blood as we would have to kill a person or animal (unless the animal was very small, like gerbil sized or smaller). This is also often where a distinction between sanguinarians and cannibals can be made... Cannibalism pretty much always involved the death of the person being "fed" off of, sanguins do not have to kill.

8. I am doing a research paper on sanguinarians, will you help?
    As I would help any who would write me for information. I ask that you first look thoroughly through these pages and read the FAQ first, however, as I cannot repeat my entire page in e-mail form. This would waste both your time, and my own. If you have any questions after that, however, feel free to write and I will answer if I know the answer. I will not however, give the location of other sanguins, my own address, nor any information which I feel may endanger another. I also ask that I be given some credit in the work for the help I provide, and a copy (e-mailed is fine) of the work when complete.

9. Are you a vampire?
    In the Webster Dictionary or Hollywood sense of the word, no. I am not undead and come out only at night to suck the blood of the living with my bite causing my victim to become a vampire. I do not prey on and exploit men, either. This is why I use the term "sanguinarian". The difficulty is that usually if you mention to someone that you drink blood the first thought on their part is "Are you a vampire?" therefore, the label has a somewhat sticky nature. I really despise the term, and don't like to call myself a "vampire". This is the only place on this entire webpage where you will find the word "vampire"

10. How do you know its not Psychosomatic? How do you know its not an addiction?
    Please read Psychosomatic? I Think Not!

11. Is Sanguinarianism a religion?
    No. No more than diabetus is a religion.
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