Half-Naked Naval Academy First Years Get Greased Up In The Name Of Tradition

In any other context, watching a bunch of strapping young men (and, ok, some women) strip down and climb up a greased up phallic symbol in a fleshy free-for-all would seem pretty homoerotic.

Well actually, even in this context it still does.

The annual (and wonderful) tradition of the Herndon Monument Climb wherein the Naval Academy’s first-year plebes scurry to retrieve a hat off the top of the obelisk took place this weekend, and here are the photos to prove it.

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via Washington Post

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    Harndon Monument Climb??? :p

  • barkomatic

    There’s no reason this shouldn’t happen every weekend.

  • gr8lthr

    Could the monument be any more phallic?

  • michael mellor

    Thank goodness they are real men and not some limp-wristed queens who do their best to imitate 15 year old girls or 5o year old housewives.

  • ingyaom

    H01y $H!+ – those sailors are hot.

  • money718

    what in the hell?

  • Harley

    Thanks, Queerty, for showing the EXACT same pictures of this event from last year. Ah, the memories.

  • Maude

    In NYC we would often rub ourselves down with mineral oil and 2 or more would have sex on a rubber sheet.

    A friend from L.A. visited me for a couple of weeks, and he taught me the mineral oil experience.
    After he left, I asked several guys if they’d heard or ever tried it.
    Every one of them said they had and still do.

    Question: Where the hell was I while this was going on, that I never even heard of it, until my ‘friend, with benefits’ came to visit?

  • Ihadtosayit

    Many of these same young men will go on to star in various movies for SeanCody and pose for Abercrombie and Fitch

  • ingyaom

    …some will just get fat.

  • Ridpathos

    Good to see more gals in the pile.

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