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Posted at 8:00 AM ET, 01/ 9/2011

No dirty videos, please - we're in the Navy

By Greg Jaffe

Never in its history has the military been quite so squeamish about sex.

American society is, of course, openly obsessed with sex. But the military - long a bastion of randy soldiers and raging hormones - is moving swiftly in the opposite direction. Its discomfort with copulation exploded into public view with the recent firing of the captain of the USS Enterprise aircraft carrier on the eve of its deployment to support the war in Afghanistan.

In 2006 and 2007, Capt. Owen Honors starred in a series of shipboard videos in which he pantomimed masturbation and peered into showers at pairs of semi-clothed men and women. Within 48 hours of the bawdy videos surfacing on the Internet, Honors was sent packing.

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By Greg Jaffe  | January 9, 2011; 8:00 AM ET
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