This is an interesting post, because of the term 'emotional vampirism'. These are the toxic people that drain the absolute life out of you when you are in their presence. You get so tired. Believe it or not, there are vampire clubs where emotional vampires actually meet up. There are some people that actually like to be in the position of the 'controlled' individual (almost like those women who are always under draculas control in the films). These people join in clubs, pair up. Sometimes, these pairs even marry. They like the idea of one feeding the other. The dynamic that the one doing the feeding is the main supporter of the couple/household, and they believe they get their strength from feeding off the energy of their partner, so their partner remains at home, taking care of the home, never exerting themselves so they can 'feed' their spouse. Yes, I know that sounds odd. I know of this, no only because of tv shows and specials and youtube videos, but because I have spoken with one during my job in customer service. I will tell you, I sometimes think it is not a bad dynamic. The one that needs to be fed, and the one that desires to feed energy. When you think on that, it might be an overlooked path to a successful relationship. I have met some goths, not many, when I worked and went to school downtown over the years. I've learned a bit here and there. As for the blood suckers. Yes, I was speaking with someone online that does this in a chat room. There are also vampires in Second Life. If you are interested in an online vampire culture. than visit http://www.secondlife.com, sign up and seek out the vampire groups. The avatars are advanced, and they can even bite you. Interesting post, so much!