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20th Feb '17 9:57:25 PM TroperBeDoper
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* Openly gay Gus from ''WesternAnimation/MissionHill'' quite enjoyed his navy days.
-->'''Gus:''' Three squares a day and all the gay sex you could handle.
6th Jan '17 7:28:03 AM SeptimusHeap
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It's a lonely life in the Navy. Outside {{prison|Rape}} or [[SchoolgirlLesbians single-gender schools]], probably the most well-known version of SituationalSexuality is in the naval service. For years, men would be left alone together on ships for weeks on end, as female sailors served in a very limited capacity if at all (this is slowly changing). Sexual needs had to be met somehow and that meant a lot of men turned to one another for comfort. This has led to sailors (or [[{{Pun}} sea]] [[FreudWasRight men]] of any stripe) becoming sex symbols among gay men. Definitely TruthInTelevision on occasion, and in fiction, a common subtrope of the ManlyGay and StraightGay types. Pretty much OlderThanSteam.

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It's a lonely life in the Navy. Outside {{prison|Rape}} or [[SchoolgirlLesbians single-gender schools]], probably the most well-known version of SituationalSexuality is in the naval service. For years, men would be left alone together on ships for weeks on end, as female sailors served in a very limited capacity if at all (this is slowly changing). Sexual needs had to be met somehow and that meant a lot of men turned to one another for comfort. This has led to sailors (or [[{{Pun}} sea]] [[FreudWasRight men]] seamen of any stripe) becoming sex symbols among gay men. Definitely TruthInTelevision on occasion, and in fiction, a common subtrope of the ManlyGay and StraightGay types. Pretty much OlderThanSteam.
24th Dec '16 12:19:25 AM Abodos
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* The subtext of the Music/VillagePeople song "In the Navy". Just remember what "subtext" is an anagram for! Hilariously, this song was originally recorded as the theme for a US Navy recruitment spot. The deal fell through when conservative activists complained about the Village People's association with the gay community. While the Navy yielded to the right-wing screeching, they took umbrage to the implication there was anything at all gay about the Village People or the song "In The Navy" in any way promoted homosexuality. Or on a less insulting note, people questioned the legitimacy of the government using taxpayer money to fund a music video.

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* The subtext of the Music/VillagePeople song "In the Navy". Just remember what "subtext" is an anagram for! Hilariously, this song was originally recorded as the theme for a US Navy recruitment spot. The deal fell through when conservative activists complained about the Village People's association with the gay community. While the Navy yielded to the right-wing screeching, yielded, they took umbrage to the implication there was anything at all gay about the Village People or the song "In The Navy" in any way promoted homosexuality. Or on a less insulting note, people questioned the legitimacy of the government using taxpayer money to fund a music video.
16th Nov '16 8:16:12 PM ChesterPolarbear
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* Subverted in ''Purple Hearts''. LTCDR Don Jardian meets LTJG Deborah Solomon while they're both serving in [[UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar Vietnam]] and there's instant attraction between the two and [[BattleCouple they fall in love with each other]]. He's a doctor and she's a [[HospitalHottie nurse]] and they meet at the Naval support activity station in Da Nang, but the two are still in the Navy.
29th Oct '16 12:28:08 AM AgProv
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* [[Radio/TheGoonShow Bend over for the Golden Rivet!]] - the punchline to a specifically Royal Navy joke not about rum or the lash. something of a catch-phrase on ''The Goon Show'' until the BBC MoralGuardians realised the inference.
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3rd Jul '16 6:47:00 PM Doug86
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* ''Manga/KuroganePukapukaTai'' fills the Indian Ocean with lesbian sailors during WorldWarII.

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* ''Manga/KuroganePukapukaTai'' fills the Indian Ocean with lesbian sailors during WorldWarII.UsefulNotes/WorldWarII.
15th Jun '16 8:36:31 PM nombretomado
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* Referenced vaguely a few times in the ''{{Temeraire}}'' series, when Laurence reflects on some of the hazards of the Navy, while musing he was lucky to escape that part of it himself.

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* Referenced vaguely a few times in the ''{{Temeraire}}'' ''Literature/{{Temeraire}}'' series, when Laurence reflects on some of the hazards of the Navy, while musing he was lucky to escape that part of it himself.



* Referenced on a number of occasions in Patrick O'Brian's ''AubreyMaturin'' series. While sodomy is technically a hanging offense in the Royal Navy, the more liberal sort of officer - such as Jack Aubrey - tends to turn a blind eye to it unless it's excessively blatant, or is coupled with some other breach of the Articles of War that can't be ignored. The main problem that Jack has with gays in command positions is not so much their sexuality as that the favoritism they show their partners has a very bad effect on their ships' order and discipline.

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* Referenced on a number of occasions in Patrick O'Brian's ''AubreyMaturin'' ''Literature/AubreyMaturin'' series. While sodomy is technically a hanging offense in the Royal Navy, the more liberal sort of officer - such as Jack Aubrey - tends to turn a blind eye to it unless it's excessively blatant, or is coupled with some other breach of the Articles of War that can't be ignored. The main problem that Jack has with gays in command positions is not so much their sexuality as that the favoritism they show their partners has a very bad effect on their ships' order and discipline.
9th May '16 8:49:55 AM igordebraga
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* the Pogues album "RumSodomyAndTheLash" used the painting "WreckOfTheMedusa" as a sleeve design. This refers to a wreck involving a French troopship, so has no relevance to the title

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* the Pogues Music/ThePogues album "RumSodomyAndTheLash" ''Rum Sodomy and the Lash'' used the painting "WreckOfTheMedusa" ''Wreck Of The Medusa'' as a sleeve design. This refers to a wreck involving a French troopship, so has no relevance to the titletitle.
* The infamous BawdySong "So What" (covered by Music/{{Metallica}}) has two guys performing SerialEscalation telling the nasty stuff they did. The first one is "Well, Ive been to Hastings, and Ive been to Brighton, I've been to Eastbourne too". All are coastal cities, and the same guy later says "I've even sucked an old man's cock", so that might be an allusion to the Navy's habits...
27th Apr '16 8:28:56 AM dotchan
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It's a lonely life in the Navy. Outside {{prison|Rape}} or [[SchoolgirlLesbians single-gender schools]], probably the most well-known version of SituationalSexuality is in the naval service. For years, men would be left alone together on ships for weeks on end, as female sailors served in a very limited capacity if at all (this is slowly changing). Sexual needs had to be met somehow and that meant a lot of men turned to one another for comfort. This has led to sailors becoming sex symbols among gay men. Definitely TruthInTelevision on occasion, and in fiction, a common subtrope of the ManlyGay and StraightGay types. Pretty much OlderThanSteam.

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It's a lonely life in the Navy. Outside {{prison|Rape}} or [[SchoolgirlLesbians single-gender schools]], probably the most well-known version of SituationalSexuality is in the naval service. For years, men would be left alone together on ships for weeks on end, as female sailors served in a very limited capacity if at all (this is slowly changing). Sexual needs had to be met somehow and that meant a lot of men turned to one another for comfort. This has led to sailors (or [[{{Pun}} sea]] [[FreudWasRight men]] of any stripe) becoming sex symbols among gay men. Definitely TruthInTelevision on occasion, and in fiction, a common subtrope of the ManlyGay and StraightGay types. Pretty much OlderThanSteam.
14th Mar '16 7:32:41 AM igordebraga
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** Also, given one of the members is dressed as a soldier, at times the fatigues were the Navy's (particularly in Village People imitators).
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