A former West Point graduate writes frankly about her experience with the drive to copulate in a combat zone. As a knee jerk reaction some have used her as an example of why women shouldn't be in the military, that her taxpayer funded education was wasted, or other such defamations. Read the comments at WRSA if you want to get a feel for the most vocal of freedom advocates?
Sometimes telling the truth will not win you any friends. In Vietnam the 4th Infantry Division set up a brothel, and one historian still has a hand painted sign, "The price of a woman is 400 piastres, if you are charged more report it to the MPs." People have been screwing in war zones since humanity first discovered the that having a bigger stick than the other guy was a good idea.
Somehow when Kipling writes that single men in barracks don't grow in to plaster saints everyone nods wisely in agreement. But when a female acknowledges that she desires sex in a war zone it seems that all hell breaks loose.
Near death experiences make you feel alive, in a way that nothing else can. Sex is one of the ways that we cope with extreme experiences, whether good or bad. Lose a friend to an IED or mortar attack? Sex sure won't make your day any worse. Get your bell rung by an incoming rocket? Sure as shooting something deep down in your lizard brain wants to try to pass off your genes to the next generation post haste after an event like that.
A good Officer knows not to give an order that won't be obeyed. General order number 1 is still a punitive order, but it is definitely NOT a deterrent of any sort.
I guess in someone's perfect world we are all warrior monks who calmly go about the business of killing people then reflect quietly in private meditation to achieve some sort of balance. It doesn't work that way. People drink to try to process, people have sex to try to process, people get in fights to try to process. People are not pure platonic ideals, even when they volunteer to put on a uniform and go do stuff that other people don't want to do outside of a video game.
If the Freefor are going to go all puritanical about sex, then good luck winning the hearts and minds. How can it be that the Freefor are all libertarian about money and taxes, but then get their panties in a bunch over women having a sex drive? Seems like a sideshow issue at best.