There are basically three kinds of erotic stories.
The first kind is designed for what’s commonly known as “one-handed reading”–meaning, the story is held in one hand while the other is used for masturbation. Each word, each line, is designed to help the reader get off. Characterization is generally kept to a minimum, and only those qualities of the characters that contribute to the stimulation of the reader are deployed. “He was an aggressive hard man with a big tool and he expected to be serviced…if he wasn’t, there was hell to pay.” “She was an arrogant busty babe who challenged men to satisfy her…and punished them if they did not.” Sensation is everything as the sexual situation is evoked in all its possible dimensions–sight, sound, taste, smell, touch. These stories are designed to be read again and again and could be said to be “used” just like a sex toy is “used.” Yet they can be some of the best and most precious works of erotica, or you can call them “porn” if you like.
The second kind of story mixes characterization and theme with the explicit action, so other reactions besides sexual stimulation are goals as well. This kind of story can lead to masturbation, too, but more when the story is put aside and the reader can focus on and perhaps even elaborate on the provocative sections in his or her own mind. Or the sexual sections can stimulate the reader and make him or her want to pursue an encounter in the real world, whether solo or with partners.
The third kind of erotica is another kind of story entirely; it can be a genre piece such as a mystery or romance, or a literary story with no genre conventions, simply about people; with the sexual elements part of the narrative but not the basic attraction of the tale. The “hot stuff” can stimulate the reader but the primary purpose is to tell a memorable and involving yarn.
I aim to write the first kind of story the most, because I want my readers to get turned on by the action; but elements of the other two types sometimes creep in. I am interested in character and ideas, and can be as easily stimulated just by a face as by an attractive body, so my stories are invariably a blend of what I hope are realistic people doing horny things. Sometimes, without even meaning to, the tales end up making some comment or other about life. I just can’t help myself.
I write a lot of femdom stories, but looking at the last pic above, I might take a detour to a tale of breast domination! The ideas are bubbling in my brain and balls!!