The Joy of Giving Pleasure to a Multitude

I like sex because I like having orgasms. Why should that admission be shocking?

Almost everybody has orgasms. And everybody likes them because having an orgasm gives a person pure, unadulterated, primal pleasure. Unlike intellectual or spiritual pleasures, orgasms require no interpretation, no rationalization, no contemplation. There is nothing subtle or indirect about an orgasm.

If an orgasm is pure joy, then giving an orgasm to another person is giving him or her a precious gift. I admire people who give orgasms to a multitude other people because they are making the world a more joyful place.

My writing describes sexually-charged situations that lead to explicit sexual acts. That’s what makes my stories pornographic. I don’t have to write that way. I could write the same stories with the same characters and the same plot twists but be less sexually explicit. I could cut some scenes, use synopses, euphemisms, and metaphors. I could put my couples underneath L-shaped sheets that come to the man’s naval and the woman’s collarbone. Dim the lights. Cut away to images of skyrockets when the pleasure comes. I could play all the weasel tricks that mainstream writers have used to avoid the explicit.

I don’t do that because I want my readers to read with one hand, to interrupt the story halfway to run to a private place, to replay my stories in their heads to enhance their sex lives.

I want to give my readers orgasms.

Not at the cost of writing good stories. I want my readers to have their cake and eat it, too. In between orgasms, I want them to think about my subplots, empathize with the humanity of my characters, enjoy my themes. Agree or disagree with my message. Do everything that they do when they read good literature.

But I still want to give my readers lots of orgasms.

How many? I have posted over 20 stories on the Web. Some of those stories have been downloaded 30,000 times. Allowing for multiple downloads, but also allowing for some readers not having downloaded all my stories, I must have been read by at least 20,000 people.

Presumably most of those people have had at least one orgasm as a result of having read one of my stories. Many of them may have had more than one orgasm from different parts of the same story. Many report having read more than one of my stories. It seems safe to estimate that my average reader must have had at least five orgasms from my stories.

That means that I have given people at least a hundred thousand orgasms.

That’s a lot of pleasure. I love imagining that I have given that many people that much. It’s an accomplishment that makes me proud.

I like being a pornographer and I make no apologies for it.

It’s a calling.


About Ashley Zacharias

I'm a post-modern woman who lives a vanilla life and dreams about kinky adventure. I write BDSM pornography but have no interest in acting out my fantasies in real life. Find my work on and
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11 Responses to The Joy of Giving Pleasure to a Multitude

  1. mouseman says:

    and a very good pornographer you are.

  2. MichaelG says:

    I’ve been a fan of your writing for some time now. Your stories are some of the most creative and original out there.

    I’ve written a number of feelthy stories myself, but haven’t had the nerve to publish any of them. Yet. We’ll see. You are an inspiration, though what I write about is quite different from your efforts.

    There is one niggling criticism I might offer if you won’t be offended. There are some inconsistencies that can be annoying. Only a little, but annoying just the same in stories as good as yours. In “Private Performance” – a wonderful story that I loved – there is the woman who is sometimes called “Marcie” and sometimes “Marcia”. That’s a single example. I’m not going to make a list and I don’t go through stories with a fine toothed comb. I think trying to write myself makes me more conscious of what I’m reading.

    What I do is put a story away for a week or so and then come back and read it. That helps provide a new perspective on what I’ve written and I find tons of mistakes and things that I could have written better.

    Anyway, keep up the excellent work. I’m eagerly waiting for your next story.

    • Sorry about the errors.
      I edit my stories myself so these things slip by. Character names is one of the things that is surprisingly difficult to manage. I’ve known novelists who began a story with a character with one name who end the story with a completely different one. At least “Marcie” and “Marcia” are in the same ballpark.
      I can only hope that enough readers like my stories well enough that they’ll forgive my line and copy errors.
      I look forward to reading your stories some day.

  3. MichaelG says:

    I got the feeling that you didn’t appreciate my mild criticism. I’m really sorry. I didn’t mean to give offense. I like your stories and your blog a lot. I had thought about offering to help proof but ended up feeling that it would be presumptuous.

    As you noted, I haven’t posted any stories anywhere. If you give me a place to send it, I’d be happy to have you look at one.

    Again, sorry if I offended you.

  4. George Sanders says:

    I have just discovered your three books. All I can say is thank you. I have been happily married for years with a secret fantasy life which you books fit right into. So much of the bondage material that I read ignores the thoughts and feeling of the sub. For me what goes on in the head and heart is the larger part of what gives bondage erotic literature its its interest. I hate violent domination, rape and violation of human freedom. Stories about real victims of violence and violation turn me off. I never want to even imagine anyone destroying another person. Your books are gratefully received by this reader. I am looking for more.

    • Thanks for your kind words.

      As I’ve told people before, I know what it’s like to have fantasies that are different from reality. Like you, I have a vanilla real life and a rich fantasy life, and am happy that way.

      I like “safe, sane, and consensual” because my real fascination is with submission. Submission is a voluntary act. A rapist who grabs someone from behind, bludgeons them unconscious, and violates them has not obtained the least bit of submission. That scenario has no erotic impact for me. Yet that is what we see on television hour after hour, night after night, on one crime drama after another because that is more acceptable than real sex. And far more acceptable than loving kinky sex. That seems weird to me.

  5. Koala says:

    Okay, so I’ve now read all your stories, so that you should be up to a hundred thousand and five now Ashley. Well actually, I guess eight. Okay, maybe ten. I’m sure absolutely no more than 12. At least so far…

  6. Jack says:

    Hi Ashley

    I’ve been a fan since I ran across the Conjugal Clock some time ago. My wife and I were\are struggling with sex in our marriage and the ‘Clock’ hit home. Your story stresses the positive benefits of a full sex life. It made me realize the cost of withholding sex – substantial for both my wife and I. Perhaps it even put us on a more rewarding path.

    As an fan (who feels a little guilty for not giving any feedback to-date) I appreciate the level of detail, the consistency in your stories, and of course a wonderful imagination.

    I’ve since read all or at least most of your stories. I always look forward to finding new stories with a new ‘twist’.


    • I caution people that I haven’t tried the things that I write about, so proceed at your own risk. The one exception is the concept of programming regular sexual activity into a marriage. We use a calendar rather than a clock, but that is sufficient. Ensuring guaranteed regular sex completely turned my own marriage around, which is why I wrote “The Conjugal Clock”.

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