The Pentagon Has Its Very Own Porn Review Board

The government body (oh er!) has been put together for the military.

The Pentagon building.
The Pentagon What goes on inside? Image Getty/Saul Loeb

The Pentagon is a pretty mysterious place, with any number of government and military secrets housed within the Virginia-based Polygon.

However, even the most ardent of anti-establishment, anti-government conspiracy theorists could never have imagined one of these secrets would involve a secret government body put together to watch… porn.

That appears to be the case though, according to a report from Business Insider which cites revelations gleaned from a Freedom of Information request submitted by the website Government Attic.

According to their findings, the Pentagon actually has a group of people that come together to review pornography for the US military.

The board, which is made up of both military and civilian officials, come together to determine whether content is “sexually explicit” which may sound quite weird to you or I but actually has a valid reason.

The sale of adult entertainment on Base Exchanges dates back to a 1996 law, the Military Honour and Decency Act, which restricts the sale of sexually explicit materials to solders on base.

As part of the process, those on the board present material for review before a secret ballot decides whether the material in question is deemed “sexually explicit” or lascivious.

According to the leaked information, previously rejected materials include magazines with titles like Nasty Housewives, Raunchy Couples and Young & Stacked while videos like Bikini Traffic School and Beach Babes 2 failed to make the cut.

Despite the strict rules in place, not all nudity is outlawed on military bases, with lads mags like loaded seemingly welcomed with open arms.

And the cost of this special military porn review board? $5,500 a year, actually.

Of course, not all government departments share the military’s attitude to porn – in the old days at NASA, astronauts were seemingly encouraged to take adult material with them on their journey to the moon.

There’s no place for porn in the Pentagon though.

Previous Post
Next Post

Loaded staff writer Jack Beresford has produced content for Lad Bible, Axonn Media and a variety of online sports and news media outlets.