REVIEW: THE SPLOOGE FACTORYCHRISTINA SPRINGER (FRAYED EDGE PRESS)

….Black
women need to tighten up
their borders from womb invasion
by The Man. Argues I
am scared fertile trust
holding us together like spirituals
set the heart on safety.

from “Candy Learns Ebony is a Lesbian for None of These Reasons”

People want what they want. They want to be dominated, pissed on, talked down to, used, pleased, titillated, and teased. More than anything, they just want to feel like they don’t have to feel anything other than their truest desires for however long time, or money, can afford. This is both figurative and literal. This is both pomp and circumstance. This is the part of life that no one wants to talk about, but everyone ponders – not just the sex part, but the exploration, the honesty, the tears, the doubt; it’s the boost in confidence when told you can’t do it.

Christina Springer’s The Splooge Factory might sound like and be about the price and cost of sex, it’s also about learning the limits of your own power, lessening the breadth of what you’re willing to take, and no longer be stripped of self, pride, sexuality, and so much more.

This collection goes hand in hand with Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz’s Hot Teen Slut, and Kristin Garth’s Candy Cigarette Woman Child Noir. All are examinations into the psychology of the sex industry. All show that like any other business, it’s all in how you deal with the bullshit.

People with means have the power to act out their fantasies. The ongoing progress towards a better, more inclusive world has consistently stripped White men of the normalization of and ability to act on their mental health issues related to how they cope with inferiority and/or need to be punished for their evil deeds.
from the Introduction of Splooge Factory.

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