Wednesday, October 12, 2005
let's get it on...........
Although the military officially frowns on sex between soldiers, lingerie is sold at an Army store in Iraq. (Rick Egan/The Salt Lake Tribune)
I've been really tryin, baby Tryin to hold back these feelings for so long And if you feel, like I feel baby Come on, oh come on, Let's get it on Lets get it on Let's get it on Let's get it on We're all sensitive people With so much love to give, understand me sugar Since we got to be Lets say, I love you There's nothin wrong with me Lovin you -And givin yourself to me can never be wrong If the love is true Don't you know how sweet and wonderful, life can be I'm askin you baby, to get it on with me I aint gonna worry, I aint gonna push So come on, come on, come on, come on baby Stop beatin round the bush...Let's get it on Let's get it on Let's get it on Let's get it on
(marvin gaye and ed townsend)
Sex is a fact of life among Americans in uniform
By Matthew D. LaPlante The Salt Lake Tribune
TAQADDUM, Iraq - If every male soldier here were having as much sex as he claims, his female comrades would hardly have time to fight the war. Still, sex happens. And in Iraq, it happens a lot. It's hardly a national secret that male and female soldiers have been mingling for as long as both sexes have been in uniform. And, some soldiers are wont to point out, some male warriors have been finding comfort in each others' arms for as long as wars have been fought. But with limited exceptions in other conflicts, there has never been a time in which American men and women have served, side by side and in such numbers, in units engaged in combat. And troops here appear to be making the best of that situation. Male and female soldiers in four Iraqi cities were eager to speak about what goes on when uniforms come off, but as sex at the front remains such a taboo with commanders, most asked for confidentiality, noting their careers were at stake. In the plywood hallways lining the spaces between the steel shipping containers that serve as a dormitory, of sorts, for most of the enlisted soldiers of the 146th Transportation Company, soldiers meet and mingle and sometimes find a partner. It is, they note, only natural for the teens and 20-somethings who make up the majority of U.S. forces in Iraq to do what civilians of their age back home are doing. "They can try to keep us apart as much as they want, but they miss the point," said one female enlisted soldier, a Utahn. It's about being young and having sex. "And that's what people this age do." .......
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