The early connection between possession of athletic skill and the

granting of sexual favors was not lost on Ben Shirazi.

With a thick mop of curly black hair and a

physique that soon added muscles to gangling height, his manhood

was swift.  By the time he went to New York

University, where he spent a great deal of time studying

and running interspersed with briefer periods fucking, he easily

consolidated the reputation of genius.  The mantle was waiting.  In

the absence of other takers, Ben slipped it on as

if it had been ready.  Ben had the competitive edge.


Paraphrases from the novel The Edge of Pleasure by Philippa Stockley.