The fictional vampire began with the novel "Dracula" by the Irish author Bram Stoker. Many people have read that book without realising what he was actually writing about, and the period when the book was written. To read that book "deeply" and with understanding, the reader can come to "see" what Stoker was writing about.
1. His "victims" were all female.
2. He "bit them" on the neck.
3,The "victims" became "as though drained of life".
4. They followed Dracula everywhere, and only obeyed him.
Stoker was describing something that could not be written about at that time! Sex!
If you have never given, or ever had, a love bite on the neck, you will never understand Dracula!