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Why Pamela Anderson will never try online dating

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Pamela Anderson has had her say on online dating - and it's safe to say she's not a fan.

“Even if I never date again, I will never go on the internet to find somebody,” she told Dazed Digital.

“I’m like, ‘What’s going on? Isn’t this supposed to be fun?’ I’ll do anything for it! I’ll dance around naked. Let’s play characters! Let’s talk in different accents. Why is this so serious?

“It’s hard for me to stay in a relationship that isn’t like what I experienced at Playboy.

“It’s like, ‘Relax. Have a glass of champagne!’”



The activist was talking Hollywood ageism as she made the comments, opening up about the enormous pressure that is place upon women to stay looking as youthful as possible.

“I want to show that women can be glamorous at any age,” she said.

“We’re not all just looking for that pill or SoulCycle that’s going to make us younger. You can still be sexy at 49 years old.”

However, while the modern media often leaves mature women feeling as if they have to undergo plastic surgery to be desirable, Anderson saves her sympathy for the younger generation – insisting that they have been “desensitised” by smartphones, computers, and the internet.

“It was really empowering for me to be that girl"

“It was really empowering for me to be that girl"

It’s not the first time she’s expressed this opinion; just weeks ago, the 49-year-old penned a scathing op-ed for The Wall Street Journal, in which she encouraged the world’s internet consumers to steer clear of “corrosive” pornography online.

Anderson insisted that the 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.”

She added: "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."



Yet, despite the fact she is vehemently anti-pornography, Anderson has spoken out about how she found empowerment through as a Playboy centrefold – and her appreciation for the artistic beauty of nude pictures.

She explained to Dazed Digital: “I was trying to take the power back from my life and things which had happened to me in my past. I felt really out of control and felt, not like a victim, but that I wasn’t in charge.

“When I started posing for Playboy and doing things in LA, I realised I was living my own life.

“It was really empowering for me to be that girl. I was always so painfully shy, and when I could break through that, it was just like, freedom. Then you couldn’t stop me from walking down the street naked!”

“When I started posing for Playboy and doing things in LA, I realised I was living my own life"

“When I started posing for Playboy and doing things in LA, I realised I was living my own life"

The animal rights activist, who has previously spoken out about being a victim of child abuse and rape, added that the first playboy cover she did (in October 1989) helped her to realise that there was nothing to be ashamed of in regards to her nudity or sexuality.

“I was really sick. Then it hit me, right there,” she said. “I was like, ‘I can do this.’ It’s just what society puts upon us. It wasn’t like I was doing anything graphic.

“Then, I started appreciating all the nude pictures of women on the walls and I thought, ‘They’re so beautiful – what is wrong with this? There’s nothing wrong with it.’”

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Kayleigh Dray

Kayleigh Dray is editor of Stylist.co.uk, where she chases after rogue apostrophes and specialises in films, comic books, feminism and television. On a weekend, you can usually find her drinking copious amounts of tea and playing boardgames with her friends. 

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