Georgina Condon, Real Life Vampire Who Drinks Blood
By: Sandeep Fri, 19 Jan 2018 08:47 AM
Meet Australia's real-life vampire who drinks blood and avoids the sun.
Brisbane make-up artist Georgina Condon developed a thirst for blood when she was just 12 years old and has avoided full sunlight for the past 20 years.
The 39-year-old self-employed businesswoman also needs blood for her medical heredity disorder, thalassemia, and sucks it from her boyfriend at least once a week.
Without blood, she struggles to cope with anaemia and a lack of iron.
The Queenslander has also suffered from solar dermatitis for all her adult life, which means she has to avoid going out in full sunlight.
'I went to to Cairns with an ex-boyfriend and that's when it first started,' she said.
'I developed this rash, much like eczema and it can be painful on stifling days like today in Brisbane.'
As a young adult, the make-up artist started visiting Goth clubs and vampire balls, finding men were often 'turned on' to discover she was a self-confessed vampire.
In asking how a pair of vampires 'feed,' she said she rarely used her fangs and instead would cut a wound with a razor and let the blood 'flow'
'You have to be very careful, it can go deep very quickly,' she said, adding she knows how to avoid an artery.
Her passion started when she was a child, before films such a Twilight or TV shows like True Blood and Dexter became hits.
She would open wounds on her own body by picking off scabs and developed a thirst for blood when she was 12.
'There is a science to it, it's like when you're hanging for a really good red steak,' she said.