"One of the most distinctive things about Sade is that he's a loner, he performs all of his pornographic exploits in solitude
Curiously, this is what appalled his contemporaries the most. The tradition among the nobility of his time was to stage gang-rapes: a half dozen nobles would assemble and get the Duchess of Something very drunk and take turns enjoying her under the table, or they'd get a couple of boys drunk for the same purpose - that was their idea of good fun."

Sade: The Big Daddy of Porn - Francine du Plessix Gray

Francine du Plessix Gray