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Adult Fic Challenge. HASA disclaimer: This California website assumes no legal liability towards any individual, either with member or non-member status, who violates the laws of his or her state or country of residence by reading and/or writing fiction with adult and/or sexual content at the site.

Middle-earth is full of cultures, each with varying takes on brothels, courtesans, and the like. How acceptable were they? That probably varies from culture to culture. How would the brothel's place in society be different in Erebor, where men far outnumbered women, than in the Shire, where most hobbits were married. What about Orcs? Where raping and pillaging is the norm, is there still a place for the brothel (or *is* raping and pillaging the norm)? And how did the Ents deal with the long absence of the Entwives and the Dwarves with the fact that so many of them remained unmarried?

Remember, for added fun (like you need that with this subject!), there's no rule that says brothels must be heterosexual. Stories dealing with courtesans and other professional lovers which are not necessarily set in a brothel are also welcome. Maybe two characters' very different attitudes to professional lovers" have far-reaching consequences for the Ring War?

In short, any story related to a brothel, prostitute, or other type of professional lover is welcome. Stories need not be serious -- comedy, PWP, or anything else you can dream up is welcome.

Entries with Stories

The following authors have entered a story in the Challenge.

Dwimordene - To Unwrite Them
Adult Audience
Last Updated: 08 Jan 04


Kinsmen. From father to son, the line of Isildur has remained unbroken through long years of toil and peril. Of the names of Chieftains recorded, a full quarter of them died untimely but were able to pass their title to their sons. This is a tale of the Dúnedain, and of keeping the line alive at all costs, as seen through the eyes of two mothers.

Not In Our Stars. It would be a better world if love knew no bounds. It might not then complicate friendships so. Slash, prostitution, sex is explicit (but not graphic).

Please see intro letter for details on why there are two stories here. Stories by Dwimordene.
Jedishampoo - Women's Work
General Audience
Last Updated: 26 Feb 04
Created for the "Behind Closed Doors" challenge. A five-years-married and pregnant Eowyn gets upset after an encounter with prostitutes.
Marta - Summer Nights
Adult Audience
Last Updated: 09 Jun 04
The summer of 3000 is the hottest one Faramir can remember. When he finds himself lost in Dol Amroth he stumbles into a situation he would never have faced in Minas Tirith and is forced to confront inherited beliefs he has never had cause to question. Warning: This piece discusses mature themes. Read at your own discretion.
Regina - Few Lusty Hobbits and Some Crimson Joys, A
Adult Audience
Last Updated: 27 Dec 07
The non-human members of the Fellowship persuade Faramir to join them for a bachelor’s night when he learns Eowyn will soon return from Edoras. But Faramir ends up taking everyone to the finest brothel in Minas Tirith, where both Faramir and Legolas make some discomforting if humorous discoveries about what women want.
Tyellas - Camp Follower, The
Adult Audience
Last Updated: 02 Mar 04
Six thousand men at Cair Andros must surely be in need of a few women - so think a handful of the whores of Gondor. One of them, trying to find the richest pickings, decides the richly-clad fellow with the white beard and staff looks like an ideal customer...


The following authors have entered a placeholder in the Challenge.

Entry Date: 07 Jan 04
Entry Date: 07 Apr 04
Entry Date: 07 Apr 04
Lady Aranel
Entry Date: 11 Jan 04
Entry Date: 10 Apr 04
Rainbow Gem
Entry Date: 25 Feb 04
Entry Date: 16 Mar 04

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Challenge Info

Open Date: January 07, 2004

Closed: April 12, 2004

Challenge Topic: Adult

Entries: 14

Originator: Tanaqui

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