Vampires and other cold blooded creatures
I don’t understand the appeal of vampire as romantic figure. Cozying up to something that sees me as part of its food chain? Not so much romantic.
And then there’s the temperature. Most vampire characters I’ve read have chilly skin, icy skin, cold skin… lacking a pulse and ordinary circulation, that’s understandable.
Am I practical to the point of unromantic, for wondering about the logistics.?
Icy cold undead feet in the bed!
No thank you! My feet are cold enough!
And then, there’s a romance in The Iron King where the cold-blooded paramour is not a bloodsucker but… still! I don’t get the snuggling up to something that might give you freezer burn.
Then again, this is all moot, because I don’t consider brooding an aphrodisiac.