Vampiric couple drink lovers blood to prove their love
A couple drink each other's blood as a "renewal of their love"
Denis Alberto and his girlfriend Ilaria met online three years ago and have remained devoted to one another ever since, which they have proved by guzzling their bodily fluid as they consider the act to be the same as marrying one another and wearing wedding rings.
Speaking to The Mirror Online, Denis, 30, said: "Blood is a mythological bodily juice, it means life for us.
"We drink our blood for the renewal of our love, as a sign of our bond, like married couples wear rings."
The pair do not carry out the act like a stereotypical vampire by biting one another's necks, but they use disinfectant, clean syringes and medical needles to extract the blood, which they then sip on from glass vials.
However, Ilaria, 20, consumes more of her partner's blood because her partner doesn't want his girlfriends body to scar from piercing it to get the fluid.