No man knows, till he experiences it, what it is to feel his own lifeblood drawn away into the veins of the woman he loves.
– Bram Stoker
Dracula, Chapter 10. Dr. John Seward after he supplies his blood to Lucy Westenra for the second blood transfusion by Van Helsing. They do not tell Lucy’s fiancé Arthur Holmwood of the development. The transfusion works – "It was with a feeling of personal pride that I could see a faint tinge of colour steal back into the pallid cheeks and lips," as Seward puts it. Like with Dracula’s vampire acts, Lucy’s transfusions of blood from the men are seen as rather sexual.