By Samantha Grillo @_samanthagrillo

FLORIST Blut Katzchen hides a dark secret - she allows herself to be feasted on by real-life VAMPIRES

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Videographer / Director: Jason Janik, Brian Nix
Producer: Samantha Grillo, Chloe Browne
Editor: Kyle Waters

Blood thirsty: Michael Vachmiel drinks Blut Katzchen's blood

The 28-year-old is a 'black swan,’ someone who allows self proclaimed vampires to drink blood direct from her body.

For more than 10 years she has travelled across the US to satisfy the bloodlust of men and women within this little known subculture. 

Her latest admirer is 43-year-old Michael Vachmiel from Houston, Texas, who claims her blood gives him the energy he needs to survive.

Blut travels more than 250 miles to let Michael drink her blood

The two get together a few times a year to perform the ritual. 

Blut, from Shreveport, Louisiana said: “I have always been entranced with the whole vampire culture since I was very young. 

Instant connection: Michael and Blut met two years at a vampire ball and hit it off instantly
Blut sometimes uses a set of suction cups that draw the blood from her body easily

“I found a book on vampires in my sister’s collection and became completely entranced with it.

“It takes a very specific type of mindset to enjoy being a swan - you have to be more submissive and enjoy giving.” 

The pair met two years ago at a Vampire Ball in Houston, Texas. 

Michael drinks Blut's blood because he says it gives him energy

Blut said: “You have to have a very strong connection to the person who is feeding off you.

“Michael and I have a very intimate relationship and I trust him completely."

Unlike the vampires in movies, Blut insists that the process is very clean, safe, and consensual. 

Blut only allows blood to be drawn from discreet places like her back and shoulders

She said: “You have to have a very strong connection to the person who is feeding off you.

“I have specific tools that draw the blood and Michael will drink it from my body.

“The cuts are about an inch long - it doesn’t take a very deep cut to draw the blood.”

Michael has been involved with the vampire community since age 13
Blut travels from her home in Shreveport, Louisiana to Houston, Texas to donate her blood to Michael

She uses a razor blade to make a cut and then uses a set of suction cups to draw the blood out. 

She said: “We’ll sterilise the area with alcohol and he uses mouth wash before drinking, so it’s very clean. 

“There are some risks involved, but we do everything we can to keep it as clean as possible.

Blut says the ritual is safe and sterile and that she has not had an STD or blood borne illness scare

“I’ve been doing this for almost thirteen years and I have never had an STD or blood borne illness scare. 

“It’s a release like any other release people seek - if you’re getting something out of it and the drinker is too - then I don’t see a problem with it.

“It’s a spiritual thing for me - to be able to give energy to someone even if it’s a small bit is an extremely liberation feeling.” 

Michael and Blut met two years ago at a vampire ball in Houston, Texas
Blut has some scars on her body, but tries to keep it minimal

After making a cut, Blut lays on her stomach and has the blood drawn from her shoulders or back for a few minutes. 

She said: “If you drink too much you do get sick - it doesn’t take much blood for Michael to get his energy.” 

Michael, 43, started drinking blood at the young age of 13, and does this type of feeding a few times a year. 

Michael and Blut pose at a friend's house in Houston, Texas

He said: “I started drinking blood by accident - it was during an intense sexual act where blood was drawn and touched my lips. At that point it was an awakening. 

Blut and Michael pose together in a coffin
Blut became entranced with the vampire community at a young age

“Just like a person has a favorite culinary dish, vampires have a favorite spiritual culinary dish. 

“There are many ways to get energy, this is a more intimate way and it’s a ritual for vampires. 

“In doing such, we get the energy we need and the donor has their need to submit, so it’s completely consensual.”