Sexpionage is the involvement of sexual activity, or the possibility of sexual activity, intimacy, romance, or seduction to conduct espionage. Sex or the possibility of sex can function as a distraction , incentive, cover story, or unintended part of any intelligence operation. Sexpionage is a historically documented phenomenon and even the CIA has previously added Nigel West's work Historical Dictionary of Sexspionage to its proposed intelligence officer's bookshelf. A commonly known type of sexpionage is a honey trap operation, which is designed to compromise an opponent sexually  : to elicit information from that person.
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Maurice Dejean, 59, had met the alluring actress, who was just half his age, earlier that day at a lunch hosted by a friend. Even so, the senior diplomat was surprised when the year-old had suggested stopping off for an impromptu dip on their way back to Moscow. And his jaw hit the floor when she stripped down to just a slip and ran into the icy waters, only to emerge seemingly naked. Within hours they were making love back at her apartment. In fact, the whole affair was set up: Kronberg was a KGB agent tasked with having sex with him so he could later be blackmailed into giving up French secrets.
Here are three stories of entrapment, recruitment and redemption. The KGB recruited the famous actor in , tasking him with the seduction of an American journalist. In , many foreigners came to Moscow to attend the World Festival of Youth and Students, and the KGB urgently needed extra agents to squeeze as much information from the visitors as possible. And then they put it bluntly: 'Are you a Soviet man?