Gay US soldiers in Afghanistan using Craigslist for sex hook-ups

While Don't Ask, Don't Tell is over and soldiers are no longer running the risk of discharge, they could still be disgraced for not having married sex while overseas

Gay US soldiers in Afghanistan using Craigslist for sex hook-ups
31 July 2013

Gay US soldiers in Afghanistan are using Craigslist to meet up and have sex with each other on bases.

Military commanders have forbidden any service members who are not married to each other from having sex, according to the Uniform Code of Military Justice.

Agents from the Naval Criminal Investigative Service are now tracking those hooking up in the war zone.

According to the Marine Corps Times, a US Marine lance corporal was tricked in an online sting after arranging a meet-up with a male undercover Naval Criminal Investigation Service Officer.

After being arrested, he was forced to give  up $1,600 in pay and got 45 days of extra duties and 45 days of restrictions.

One Craigslist post as posted by The Daily Mail showed a soldier, based at Kandahar Air Field, in uniform with his genitals hanging out.

‘Looking for a workout buddy or someone to hang out with, see where it goes. Let’s be honest, we all have our times and if it comes down to it, I want someone for clean, sane, safe and drama free fun,’ he said, saying he was looking for ‘m4m’.

‘I have my own room and would like a regular thing. Ideally, I would like someone to hang out with, grab coffee, watch a movie and workout then come back to my room and play. I will reply with a face photo once you do, my tats kind of give me away so not ready yet to post them here.’

Retired Colonel Dr Elspeth Cameron Ritchie, a former Army psychiatrist said soldiers  have long had sex while away on tour of duty, both from locals and each other.

‘When detatched from home without the ability to openly exercise relationships in a combat environment and with a fatalistic attitude, military members would be inclined to embrace risk-taking,’ she said.

‘These young men have high testosterone and, with the inability to quietly have a relationship, it is not surprising that they are willing to put themselves into that situation.’

Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, the law that banned gay soldiers from revealing their sexuality or be discharged, is nearing its second anniversary of its repeal. It was finally repealed on 20 September 2011.

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