Desire to be consumed

The sound of sucking means many things and all of them are synonymous with hunger. It is no wonder, our obsession with vampires, werewolves, flesh-eating zombies. Lust is also a desire to be consumed. The vampire’s victim is arched in terrified ecstasy. We agree on this fantasy by the billion: devour us, leave us no choice but to surrender. Under my mouth, my beloved squirmed. Her hips rose, shoulders clenched, body resisted and yielded at once. The vampire is all measure and seduction until he tastes and loses control in the ravening.

Melissa Febos, Abandon Me, 2017.