Porn battle

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Name: Porn Battle
Date(s): 2006-2015
Moderator(s): Oxoniensis
Founder: Oxoniensis
Type: Porn battle
Fandom: multifandom
Associated Community:
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Porn Battle was run by Oxoniensis from 2006 to 2015. Twice a year, she would solicit prompts consisting of pairings and prompt words, collate them, and provide the list. Participants have one week to:
{...] pick a prompt (any prompt, even if it's your own) and write the porniest bit of fiction you can, or make the hottest manip or painting or vid or song. Make it as kinky or as subtle as you like, but make it hot, melt your readers, create a stampede to all the fannish bunks worldwide.[1]

Other fans periodically run similar challenges, not all of them adult-oriented, but Porn Battle was the largest and longest run.

In 2019, several nonnies on fail_fandomanon wished for a revival and reminisced about Porn Battle:

I want someone to bring back Porn Battle and actually make it work this time.[2]

What's Porn Battle? I saw a thread about this recently that said that the original creator had a special quality that made it work, and it made me curious.[3]


It was a smut-dedicated challenge series that was run for ages on LJ by oxoniensis. I think the thing that really made it work was that oxo maintained a website where all the prompts were organised by fandom and pairing (I think?), so it was super easy to visit the challenge post, scroll down the list and be inspired. You could also only request the fandom + pairing/character + a short sentence or a few words of what you wanted, so there wasn't really any DNW drama. [4]


  1. Signe, Porn Battle VI (The Undiscovered Country) 2008-07-28. Accessed 2008-10-02
  2. Nonnie, here. 2019-02-08.
  3. Nonnie, here. 2019-02-08.
  4. Nonnie, here. 2019-02-08.