Vampire Craze Causes Dangerous Trend

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With great vampire movies and shows like Twilight, the Vampire Diaries, and True Blood, there are bound to be obsessive fans to go along with them, but are they taking their vampire obsession too far? Teens have been seen biting... 000_000_563_twi

With great vampire movies and shows like Twilight, the Vampire Diaries, and True Blood, there are bound to be obsessive fans to go along with them, but are they taking their vampire obsession too far?

Teens have been seen biting each other and drawing blood from their friends and boyfriends/girlfriends to prove their love. A high school sophomore, Pao Hernandez, explains, "It's a way to belong to somebody, and mark their territory."

The trend has parents worried. If the bites are hard enough to draw blood, they can become extremely dangerous to one's health. Dr. Jennifer Ashton says, "This is kind of the modern day version of the hickey, but we have to remember, any time there's a break in the skin, especially when you're talking about the human mouth, it's loaded with bacteria. That can be an entry for bacteria to get into the skin. You can set up for potentially some serious skin infections."

Yikes! I can understand being obsessed with vampires, being a fan myself, but biting people? That's just going too fr. On a serious note, I would just like to remind you all that this is dangerous and NOT healthy for any relationship. In fact, marking someone by biting can be considered physical abuse. Be smart and do not try this at home!

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