By Lisabet Sarai
- An erotic story will include physical sex acts, with some expectation that the more explicit and varied the sex acts, the better.
- Characters in erotic stories will experience at least one orgasm (each).
- Characters in erotic stories will experience physical pleasure on the way to orgasm.
- Characters in erotic stories tend to be at least somewhat attractive.
- The story will end happily, in the sense that the participants get what they want (sexual release).