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.