As Oscar Wilde may have said, ‘everything is about sex, except for sex itself. Sex is all about power’.
How do we experience the power struggles inherent in our sexual encounters and relationships? Who dominates and who submits, and why? How does power seep out of the physical and into the psychological? What happens to power when we get dressed and go back into our ‘real’ lives? Is there pleasure without power? Is there power without exploitation?
The writers at Games Perverts Play have explored all of these questions and come up with some interesting, arresting and downright disturbing answers.
I am delighted to be presenting work here once again by the talented Marc Nash, Dan Holloway , and Penny Goring .It also gives me great perverse pleasure to be sharing new writing from Marc Horne and Robert James Russell.
This is the first public showcase for an exciting young voice in North American – what do we call it these days? Literature?- Elliott Deline
I don’t much care for power. If ever I come to possess it I just want to drop it immediately, like a hot brick. But thankfully when in the right hands, power can be very exciting indeed. I hope when you have finished reading and looking at the pieces here, you will agree with me.
Your humble editor,
‘Language is Power’ – Roland Barthes