If a soldier is in battle and meets an attractive woman, there is a dispensation for him to have her. Opinions differ as to whether he can rape her or whether it must be consensual, and how many times he can do it.
All of these interpretations are still relatively extreme forms of behavior. Why does the dispensation go to this extreme without first stopping at less extreme forms of behavior such as masturbation?
Wouldn't it be less destructive for the soldier to try masturbating to sate his desires before having sex with a strange woman?