I know there are many in the world who look down upon my genre as trite and pathetic, and that's fine. Their opinion is their prerogative. I have my own opinion of those people, as is my prerogative, but I can't make people change their mind. All I can say is this:
Writing erotica isn't just a job. It isn't just a hobby. It isn't just a passion. Not for me. It's what males me happy in this dark, stressful world.