Here we go again ~ *Real-Life 'Twilight' Saga: Teens Sucking Each Other's Blood*

Parentdish.com reports:

"American teens are sinking their teeth into each other's necks, literally.

Inspired by the "Twilight" series and heartthrob vampire Edward Cullen's chilly charms, teens are taking their love nips a little too far, MSNBC reports, biting each other -- hard -- and then licking the blood.

Bizarre teen behavior has horrified parents for generations, but health officials and other experts are warning this vampire-inspired Count Dracula fad could have serious consequences.

"These are kids who think they are real vampires," Dr. Orly Avitzur, the medical advisor to Consumers Union, the agency that publishes Consumer Reports magazine, tells MSNBC.

And many teens are getting their blood-sucking fix on the Internet, Avitzur says, noting that sessions spent trolling vampire-related teen websites are on the rise. Groups such as "I drink blood," a category at experienceproject.com, and "I want to be a vampire" at the site 43things.com, are filled with apparent posts from young people with a yearning for hemoglobin.

"Having that thick, warm copper-tasting blood in my mouth is the best thing I can think of!" writes a teenager identified as "GothicGirl10" on MSNBC. "Sometimes my boyfriend lets me feed off him. I let him feed off me as well."

Such talk alarms medical experts, who warn about the dangers of blood-borne diseases such as hepatitis and HIV, as well as the risk of nasty infections. Typically, 10-15 percent of human bite wounds become infected, MSNBC reports.

"If you break the skin, your mouth is pretty dirty," Dr. Thomas Abshire, a pediatric blood and cancer specialist and spokesman for the American Academy of Pediatrics, tells MSNBC. "The human mouth flora is dirtier than a dog or cat's."

Also concerning is the fact that this biting is often done to brand another person, experts say.

"If you think about it, there is such glamorization in those teen vampire movies, they make it seem so sexy and appealing and intriguing," Avitzur says. "It's all mixed up with passion."

Le sigh.... what do you think Twifans... cool or gross and is this really because of Twilight or just the vampire craze in general?

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Comment by Melissa Connelly on September 29, 2010 at 2:54pm
I'm sure that this is just a bunch of kids trolling around on the internet. I've never heard of this at all.
Comment by jenn moore on September 29, 2010 at 3:23pm
OMGOSH this is just a bunch of children!
this has absolutely nothing to do with twilight
plus this issue im guessing is new
and twilight has been around for a while.
Comment by Samantha N. Szczyrbak on September 29, 2010 at 3:39pm
I had a friend who wanted to do this to me years before twilight and he believes he was a vampire he hates twilight and still does it, he is dating my cousin and she comes home with the nastiest bites I've ever seen. It is sickening he actually sharpened his teeth.

I personally think it has nothing to do with any vampire craze i think it is just simple minded teens that hunger for a new adventure they choose to do this they are not forced and i think they would come up with something else in a heart beat if vampires where never even thought of. Every day is a new fad and no matter where they came with the idea i don't believe the story or movie should be implicated for a simple minded persons behavior
Comment by JoS on September 29, 2010 at 3:41pm
i've never heard of that either, that's crazy
Comment by Ashleigh - Plastic Tramp on September 29, 2010 at 3:43pm
Great... I'm guessing Twilight will be blamed for all these bloody loons! -_-
Comment by Brianna Lange. on September 29, 2010 at 3:50pm
WTF ?! -> "Having that thick, warm copper-tasting blood in my mouth is the best thing I can think of!" Clearly "GothicGirl10" needs some serious help & I agree with @Ashleigh - Plastic Tramp 'Twilight's' always blamed for the stupidity of people like these.
Comment by Diawa Cullen-Hale on September 29, 2010 at 4:13pm
Hey im 15 and iv done it and it wasnt because of twilight. I wasnt the bitter i was the reciever so ya and it does hurt
Comment by ivy on September 29, 2010 at 4:24pm
"The human mouth flora is dirtier than a dog or cat's." Yes I heard that before, but I thought that our saliva has microbicide properties. Anyway...

Sometimes it's nice to bite -not very hard of cource! But RIPPING SKIN??? That's sado-masochism!!!
And sado-masochism exists since H*** Sapiens's age (maybe Neadertal age, I have no idea!!!)

So don't blame Twilight for these freaking crazy teens!!!
Comment by ivy on September 29, 2010 at 4:27pm
And @ diawa cullen, you should go away from that guy/girl whatever!
Comment by Breanna Cullen on September 29, 2010 at 4:53pm
ridiculus!

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