It is amazing the extent to which humans have romantacized vampires and isolated werewolves as the meaner of the two creatures. Take for example the term “Vampires Kiss“. This is a very popular expression that refers to the bite the vampire takes to suck the blood from it’s victim. The word “kiss” implies a light, gentle touch – a carress – something that is acceptable. By calling it a vampire”kiss” humans have romantacized the whole atrocious act of the blood-sucking life-taking vampire. The kiss that they refer to is actually a gruesome act of sucking the life out of a human.
There is no such “gentle” comparable term when referring to werewolves…you never hear of the “werewolf kiss”…rather, it’s the werewolf “attack” – and of course a very negative image is brought up. I think the whole imagery of the vampire was created in part by vampires themselves to give humans a false sense of comfort and make it easier for vampires to find their victims. We alll know that vampires are also very ego-driven, and hate to be referred to as blood-suckers. The creation of the term “kiss” helps them in these 2 objectives.