Toward the beginning of Denis Diderot's 1748 fable Les bijoux indiscrets (The Indiscreet Jewels), the genie Cucufa seeks to gratify the desire of the sultan Mangogul to have the women of his court speak frankly of their sexual adventures.
This is an extract from the book Hard Core: Power, Pleasure and the Frenzy of Visible by Linda Williams. I would like to know whether the highlighted passage is causative? Is my interpretation of this sentence correct? Cucufa wants to gratify Mangogul's pleasure by allowing the girls to speak frankly about their sexual adventures?