This has been bothering me for a while. I've always wondered why people write smut. When I was going through puberty, I admit that I've written and read a fair amount of sex scenes. Though I don't remember why. I'm pretty sure it was for simple satisfaction, and not the type of satisfaction that comes from pleasuring yourself and the like. So I wonder. What exactly IS the point? Is it for character development? To sate your rampant hormones?