Hello perverts! very soon I will be launching a brand new online writing project, called Games Perverts Play! I will be announcing the first call out for submissions (of essays and/or erotica) around a particular theme. I hope it inspires you to send me some of your work, in this fascinating and problematic area of kink, porn, fantasy, reality, gender, feminism and paradox.
I chose the name ‘Games Perverts Play’, because kink does involve very intricate ‘games’ and rituals. The title refers to a very interesting psychology book by Eric Byrne, called Games People Play. The book is not without its faults: I don’t agree with its approach to gendered power, for example, but as an introduction to the very real ‘power games’ people play in life, I think it is excellent.
I first read Games People Play when I was dating someone who turned out to be very controlling and eventually violent towards me. He loved the book, and even quoted it at me, whilst he was kicking the shit out of me. He also quoted it in court, which didn’t impress me or the registrar. I will write about this particular, perverse experience of Games People Play later. First why not check out the book yourselves?