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.