Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Stereoype #8: Virgins Are Like Vampires.

Why is this a stereotype?  It's Tuesday. We didn't have True Blood.

This isn't the first time I've heard of virgins compared to supernatural beings.  The vampire comparison, however, is a first.

Highly Intelligent Studious Male: "I've been thinking..."

Me: "Uh-Oh.  Always dangerous, go on..."

Studious Male, grinning: "Virgins are kind-of a rare phenomenon...one that is talked of, but rarely seen. Supernatural, you know? Like a myth."

Me: "Like a Greek goddess!"

Studious Male: "Yeah...or a vampire."

Me: "A vampire?

Studious Male: "Why not?  Think about it--vampires are naturally sensual; they have amazing strength; they're alluring, yet a mystery.  Virgins aren't all that different.  They're innocently sexy, their inner strength is unparalleled, and they are, undoubtedly, a mystery."

So, while watching Being Human on BBC America (it's a drama/mystery about a vampire, ghost, and werewolf trying to live normal lives in a not-so-normal way), I realized Studious Male may have a bizarre point. In the show, the vampire believes in abstaining from drinking blood. It suddenly dawned on me: some vampires (like in Being Human or even Twilight) actually abstain (heck, Edward Cullen abstains from sex, too).

Granted, it's all a bit of a stretch, not to mention a little dark, but it's kind-of fun to think about. Let's face it, with all the negative stereotypes virgins have to deal with, isn't it nice to have one that we can have a little fun with and actually joke about?

Stereotype #8: SLAYED? STAKED? Nah, think I'll let this one stand...


  1. Thank you for replacing this week's True Blood episode. Love it!

  2. hahaha. I have always been intrigued by vampires and find the idea of them very sexy...kinda always wanted to be one...but unfortunately can't get the V card back to join the ranks of Vampire like Virgins. haha...I love this outlook though. :-)
    PS...can't wait for this weekends finale. Was that Codric's ghost/angel I saw coming down to Erik while he was burning!?

  3. Hahaha love it. Personally, I'd prefer to be a Greek goddess, but studious male's description of vampires isn't bad...

  4. I think that "highly studious" male might share something in common with you besides an affection for vampires, if you get my drift.

  5. that was an interesting comparison.

    and more interesting it came from a man. lol :)

    cant imagine that a man would be able have time to think bout things like that!

  6. Hotcakes, men have many hidden depths that only see light in the company of our own like, lol.

    Hi Frisky, your Blog is an education, thank you.

  7. Cinderita: :) I probably should have saved this one for Halloween, but I figured it would be a good stand-in for True Blood. lol

    Jewels: Anything that puts virgins in a "cool, hip, wildly popular category," is good with me, even if it is in the company of vampires. lol

    Rebekah: I thought the exact same thing--I prefer the Greek Goddess, but I'll take the comparison...it's better than most. ;)

    Steve: lol He's been there, done that, if that is what you are implying. ;)

    Hotcakes: I know! lol He's a real thinker, though.

    RR: Thank you so much--I'm trying. :)