The only mentions of love and sexuality happen in the realm of prostitution in Catch-22. Many of the men often mistake lust for love. Sex is often used as a tool of distraction and coercion, not just for pleasure. Nearly all of the women mentioned in the text are viewed primarily as sexual objects, and none of the men are able to establish lasting relationships with any women.
Like the prostitutes they love, the enlisted men and officers sell themselves to the military, an institution for which they have no real affection; they suffer in exchange for the glory.