Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation
Top

Pamela Anderson urges men to stop watching “corrosive” pornography

rexfeatures_5617350lf.jpg

Pamela Anderson has spoken out against pornography, labelling it  “corrosive” and  “addictive.”

The former Baywatch star has penned a scathing piece for The Wall Street Journal in collaboration with Shmuley Boteach, an American Orthodox Jewish rabbi and author. It's titled, Take the Pledge: No More Indulging Porn.

The piece references Anthony Weiner's recent sexting scandal, in which the American politician was caught sending an explicit photo in the presence of his young son.

Their op-ed states “[Pornography] is a public hazard of unprecedented seriousness given how freely available, anonymously accessible and easily disseminated [it] is nowadays. How many families will suffer? How many marriages will implode? How many talented men will scrap their most important relationships and careers for a brief onanistic thrill?”


Read more: Why the porn industry needs to wake up to female desire


Making an example of Weiner, they state: “And if anyone still doubted the devastation that porn addiction wreaks on those closest to the addict, behold the now-shattered marriage of Mr. Weiner and Huma Abedin, a breakup that she initiated, reportedly, in shock at the disgraced ex-congressman's inclusion of their 4-year-old son in one lewd photo that he sent to a near-stranger. ”

Continuing to speak about the ramifications of the porn industry on the newest generation, they add that children who've grown up with technology ”will become adults inured to intimacy and in need of even greater graphic stimulation. They are the crack babies of porn.”

Concluding the piece, Anderson and Boteach suggest: "We must educate ourselves and our children to understand that porn is for losers — a boring, wasteful and dead-end outlet for people too lazy to rep the ample rewards of healthy sexuality."

Related

rexfeatures_5682734g.jpg

Victoria Beckham pens open letter to her teenage self

amy schumer.JPG

Watch Amy Schumer shutdown heckler who shouted “show us your tits"

selena-lupus-panic-attacks.jpg

Selena Gomez is taking “time off” to care for her mental health

iStock_91926017_MEDIUM.jpg

See the world's first identical pair of twin puppies

elisabeth moss.jpg

The cast for The Handmaid’s Tale is beyond incredible

emily blunt dark mary poppins.jpg

Emily Blunt reveals truth about Disney’s Mary Poppins Returns

britney-anxiety.jpg

Britney Spears opens up about her battle with anxiety

file_18_2.jpg

The girl power cast for the Peter Rabbit movie is beyond incredible

handcuffs purvi patel.jpg

Purvi Patel released from prison after being jailed for abortion

More

Tom Hardy's final CBeebies Bedtime Story is a tribute to his late dog

“Run with the angels... I will see you when I get there”

by Kayleigh Dray
22 Aug 2017

The best A-list Instagrams from the weekend

From Lupita Nyong’o’s chilled afternoon to Serena Williams’ girls’ night out

by Nicola Colyer
21 Aug 2017

UKIP candidate suggests paying British Indians to leave the UK

And Twitter responds perfectly

by Moya Crockett
21 Aug 2017

Elisabeth Moss denies that Scientology is anything like Gilead

The Handmaid’s Tale star discusses the parallels between her show and her faith.

by Moya Crockett
21 Aug 2017

JK Rowling spots mansplainer in the wild, and deals with him perfectly

The Harry Potter author won’t let any woman’s confidence be knocked by mansplaining

by Kayleigh Dray
21 Aug 2017

The best A-list Instagrams from the week so far

From Nicki Minaj’s vintage look to a Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants reunion

by Nicola Colyer
18 Aug 2017

Chris Brown tried to excuse his attack on Rihanna, and it’s not OK

“Violence is a choice he made – and he alone is responsible for it”

by Kayleigh Dray
17 Aug 2017

Serena Williams on how skin colour affects what people think of her

“I feel like people think I’m mean”

by Amy Swales
17 Aug 2017

This Hocus Pocus star’s pregnancy announcement is pure 90s perfection

“I smell children…”

by Kayleigh Dray
17 Aug 2017

Anna Faris on knowing when to call time on an unhappy relationship

“Don’t be afraid to seek your independence”

by Kayleigh Dray
17 Aug 2017