In 1871, the world was introduced to its first female vampire. Seductive, sexually
adventurous, and yet innocent in appearance readers were instantly taken in. Twenty-six
years later, Bram Stoker would introduce Dracula. Ever since, readers have looked
at vampires as charismatic, sexual creatures lurking behind in the night. Vampires
have come to draw out our inner sexual urges, those desires many would never confess.
It’s no wonder authors are still exploring the boundaries of our time using the traditional
Werewolves on the other hand, have been a relatively new way for authors to explore
sexual taboos. Some authors have used werewolves to explore the dominate nature of
men, while others highlight the fertility of women. In either case, many werewolves
represent the most basic of human instincts to procreate. Animalistic sex is a term
often used to highlight books with werewolf characters.
In today’s day and age, werewolves have taken a turn toward their own seductive nature
within literature. Books featuring both vampires and werewolves are rare within the
erotic genre, but not altogether nonexistent. Both creatures highlight the vulnerability
of humans, using our inner sexual desires against us.
In the end, it is human nature reflected in every creature’s desire. The intimate
yearning captured by authors over centuries, only continues to thrill readers. With
so many ways to be enthralled in the latest story, what creature lurks in the darkness
waiting for us today?