Man lets his pet leeches suck his blood – claiming it makes him healthier

A therapist who bonds with his three giant pet leeches by letting them suck his blood once a month, claims the vampire-style feeding sessions have improved his health and could even extend his lifespan.

Placing the three predatory creatures he calls his 'children' on his left arm, Ariane Khomjani, 22, watches them grow up to 15 inches long, as they gorge on his blood - knowing they are capable of drinking ten times their own body weight.

If you can stomach it, you can see the bizarre session in the video above.

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