Pamela Anderson - ex Playboy model and Baywatch actress - is now anti-porn

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  1. Alexander

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    From our article here. Any thoughts?

    In response to the latest Anthony Weiner scandal, prominent model, producer, and activist Pamela Anderson has come out against pornography, calling the medium a “national public hazard.”

    In a Wall Street Journal op-ed piece co-written with Shmuley Boteach (a Rabbi, author, television host, and public speaker), Anderson stated that pornography was “corrosive” and “a public hazard of unprecedented seriousness given how freely available, anonymously accessible and easily disseminated pornography is nowadays.” She lamented the “nefarious impact” impact of pornography on families and individuals, asking “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? How many children will propel, warp-speed, into the dark side of adult sexuality by forced exposure to their fathers’ profanations?”

    She warns that if nothing is done, “the incidence of porn addiction will only spiral as the children now being raised in an environment of wall-to-wall, digitized sexual images become adults inured to intimacy and in need of even greater graphic stimulation.” She recognizes that no government could ever “reseal the Pandora’s box of pornography.” Anderson called for a “sensual revolution” that would replace pornography with a focus on eroticism and “the ample rewards of healthy sexuality.”

    Mirroring a Washington Post op-ed piece published by NoFap founder Alexander Rhodes titled “The conversation we’re not having about porn”, their op-ed piece calls for “an honest dialogue on the dangers of pornography.”

    Anderson’s statement is a powerful condemnation of pornography, from a woman who is a former Playboycover girl, and is intimately familiar with the pornographic medium.

    NoFap, a porn addiction recovery platform, has long supported the notion that pornography is a public health hazard. As we have continually highlighted in our recent appearances in TIME, The New York Times,Showtime’s “Dark Net” television show, and NPR’s “Here and Now” program, there is ample evidence to support that pornography is a public health hazard. Compulsive consumption of Internet pornography has been shown to cause erectile dysfunction, delayed ejaculation, reduced genital sensitivity, and a decreased interest in partnered sex.

    Over 20 studies, with more being released regularly, directly support the existence of porn-related problems. A 2014 University of Cambridge study used brain imaging to discover that the porn-addicted brain reacts to porn cues the same way the drug-addicted brain reacts to drug cues. More recently, a 2-year longitudinal Canadian study on adolescents showed that erectile dysfunction rates are skyrocketing among young men, with 45.3% of male participants reporting erectile function problems. Before the advent of modern Internet pornography, the 1948 Kinsey Report, Sexual Behavior in the Human Male, published that the prevalence of ED in men under 30 was under 1%.

    In addition to this, anecdotal reports are coming in from all over the Internet from individuals reporting sexual dysfunction and other negative symptoms as a result of their compulsive porn use. In many cases, when these people remove one variable – pornography – their sexual dysfunctions and other symptoms are reduced or reversed. All this is happening as the first generation raised on pornography reaches adulthood, a generation Anderson calls the “guinea-pig generation for an experiment in mass debasement [to which] few of us would have ever consented.”

    While NoFap hesitates to endorse all of Anderson’s viewpoints and does not believe that disparagement of pornography users is the most pragmatic solution to addressing the present crisis, we appreciate her bringing this issue into further public awareness, and agree with the notion that pornography is a public health hazard.

    Additionally, while there may be some correlation between Anthony Weiner’s actions and his use of pornography, NoFap is not at all suggesting that Mr. Weiner’s use of pornography somehow excuses his actions. Pornography addiction is not a blanket explanation for infidelity or potential child endangerment.

    NoFap would like to thank Pamela Anderson for highlighting this all too important issue, and for publicly describing the risk and fallout of a personal compulsive porn habit. Many of NoFap’s users have themselves described the implosion of their marriages, the breakup of their families, and the utter waste of their personal talents as a result of pornography addiction – all issues which Anderson addresses. As a society we owe it to our fellow citizens to do our best to foster healthy and whole individuals, families, and communities.

    NoFap also appreciates Anderson’s position against regulation. Regulation is not the answer to the growing pornography crisis in our society. Rather, it is clear that education is the best approach. As individuals and as a society, we must spread awareness about this problem work to educate our communities – especially our youth. Only then will we, as a society, be able to leave pornography behind in favor of real, healthy intimacy and personal relationships. Anderson’s vision of a “sensual revolution” can come true, if only we take the necessary actions to attain it. As a sex-positive porn recovery platform, NoFap can only agree that quitting pornography is one of the most beneficial things individuals can do to foster healthy, partner-focused sexualities.
     
  2. I love how more and more celebrities aren't afraid to use their platforms to talk about the dangers of porn addiction.
     
  3. ddraper

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    Only a matter of time before an actual (retired) pornstar says something similar
     
  4. StepsReborn

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    I wonder how many people it will take for people to finally get a clue. It's astounding to me that on any similar article, a majority of commenters are saying how dumb it all is. It's so sad how blinded people are. They're not willing to see truth right in front of their eyes.

    That should be a lesson to all of us, I think. To reassess the things we believe and why we believe them, and to give alternate views some time and consideration before writing them off.
     
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  6. While it is a good thing to point out the dangers of pornography, do not forget that the person we are talking about had a partecipation in sex tapes which were then shared on the internet. It is easy to take part in a culture in decline, as one of the main responsibles(not only because of the sex videos, but for the whole works where women just use their bodies mostly naked), and then, when the times changes, start to speak for the other side, the people who were basically victims and not actors in what we call modern society.

    I personally do not trust anymore any person who had an active role in what has harmed(and keep harming) me and a big amount of young men, and the dangers of a person like that giving this message could result in a good laugh from people that do not really know what porn is capable of.
     
  7. One could make an argument that we are all just as guilty as the actors/actresses on the screen for viewing them. Don't judge someone by their past mistakes. People don't only go through phases, they grow through phases. People learn, people change.
     
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  8. Well, I find that argument quite weak, there is a big difference from viewing people having sex on a screen and making sex in front of a camera, usually for money. I am not judging anyone here, I am just pointing out a truth about that person who made that statement, and about people making mistakes: yeah we all do(and thanks to mistakes we learn), but should I remind you that the mistakes made by viewing porn affects yourself mostly, while producing porn affects a non stimable amount of other people?
    Probably most of the people making porn do not even imagine what they do with their "work", but for me ignorance is not an excuse. If what I do is wrong and damages people, the fact that I am not aware of it is not an excuse.
     
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  9. Star Lord

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    Ya I know for a while this news.
    My concern is that the battle against porn is almost political, there's money involved in both sides, and could possibly some celebs be asked to "change their stance" on such issues in return for a profitable return? To give the anti P movement a greater publicity?
    There are some obviously genuine people like Terry Crews but I dunno something about Pam Anderson makes me think money is involved.
    Ooooor maybe shes just got to that age where she's rethinking her life and maybe feels used for her image rather than her person and so is rebelling against what was her bread and butter.
     
  10. That couldn't be further from the truth, hence the "relationships" forums on NoFap.

    Good point, you literally just contradicted yourself lol and trust me there are a lot of ex-porn stars who've done a lot more than us to fight against the porn industry. Are you saying that girls who get into that industry don't deserve forgiveness? Even if they were victims themselves?
     
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  11. Star Lord

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    Yeah there's been countless court cases where P stars have contracted STD's when they were assured that the partner is all clear. Usually the males who have spoofed tests and give the women STD's.
    And the P industry usually throws them out like trash. Many ex Pstars have called for the use of condoms for example, but the P industry doesn't see that as "hot" or "sexy", and disregards sexual health over profits.
     
  12. Sebastian Drew

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    Maybe we shouldn't be so fast to endorse all of her more scathing moments. But they're the reason I'm here and dealing with this!! if you don't believe me check my introduction on the newbies section. Something works for everyone I guess!
     
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  13. Star Lord

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    Its called forgive and forget.
    Blaming our addictions on the participants of the film's we view is just avoiding responsibility.
    It's not like we were chained to a chair with P playing 24/7 and matchsticks opening our eye lids, we chose to watch, we chose to be consumed.

    I myself have accepted that I am to blame for my addiction. Not the people I have watched all these years. They were just doing a job that paid their bills.
     
  14. Sebastian Drew

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    Oops, I'm sorry I should have been more specific. It was the quote "Simply put... porn is for losers—a boring, wasteful and dead-end outlet for people too lazy to reap the ample rewards of healthy sexuality." That made me sit up. It made me take notice. It made me take action, it made me take responsibility!
     
  15. Star Lord

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    Where is this quote, I've not seen it......
    I feel you are being snide...
     
  16. Star Lord

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    Hmmm. Dunno how I feel about that quote then. It's kind of a slap in the face after misleading people especially her fans into a false sense of affection.
    Pam Andersons solution to the problem "oh let's make P addicted people feel even worse about themselves by calling them lazy and losers, yeah, that'll give me a good fan base for my message"

    Uuugh it's too late, im often angry about stuff like this at this hour
     
  17. Handzfree

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    I think Alexander was spot on in his OP. I don't feel it's beneficial to condemn or endorse Anderson. I mean after her current statements whatever career she had showing flesh is pretty much over.

    Are porn users "losers"... obviously the statement is way over the top. Every porn user and sex addict is a valuable, real person with an issue.

    The good news to all of this is the press and the changing of attitudes... even from someone who was well entrenched in the industry. Anderson is realizing what the industry is doing to a generation of people who grew up on internet porn.

    I look at Anthony Weiner and know that if my own "monster" were turned loose to master me, I might easily follow right in his footsteps. He made the mistakes, but I do have empathy for him... why? because of every time I promised myself no more and then went back for more... I can relate.

    And as far as the porn industry goes? It's all about the money. Actors get churned and burned on a daily basis. HIV is the big worry and women are treated so horribly it's disgusting. Think the producers or directors care if a someone is hurt on set? Or someone gets an STD?

    The press and publicity is a good thing IMHO. While some the "experts" believe porn is harmless, there's a tidal wave of evidence that shows otherwise. Remember... at time the experts thought the world was flat and the sun revolved around the earth.

    This is a great thread.. Thanks @alexander and everyone else!
     
  18. Most guys who are on NoFap are virgins, hence they literally fucked only themself up and no one else. Others have ruined marriages, or relationships, literally 1 girl, or 2 or maybe more. But do you really think that guys are not ruining their own lifes mainly? because at the end of the day, you are the one affected by what you have done, and even if you have ruined your relationship, and you have harmed another person, when that relationship eventually ends, you will still be destroying yourself.

    You really wants to go down the road of numbers? And put the victims of porn addicts near the victims of who actually do porn and sex material? I hope that you will answer no because I can assure you that we are talking of a large drop.

    Contradict myself about what? That people using porn and destrying their relationships are not guilty? I was in my 10's when I got hooked up on porn, like most of the guys here and in the whole world. You really want to blame on 11-12-13-14 etc. years old the fact that they are guilty for not even knowing what they were getting into?

    I currently do not have a relationship, now that I know what porn does to me, would it be nice to keep watching it while in a relationship? call me guilty in that case, but as long as I am single I only hurt myself.

    I am not a saint and I cannot forgive people who have done porn for years and keep doing it, they are part of a sick system, a culture in decline, money is not an excuse. Probably the only people who I can forgive are the ones who ended up in the porn industry because of a bad family/education/childhood trauma , still traits of the bad society in which we live. But I do not believe that all the people involved were victims of what I wrote, I firmly believe that most people just choose porn because in some cases it is easy money, and because they believe in nothing.

    Anyway I do not see advantages in keep writing about this, most likely you will keep your ideas and I will keep mine. If you want to defend and forgive all the people involved in the porn industry go on, I am not going down that road.
     
  19. CaptinCaveMan

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    It helps get the word out about porn, masturbation, and organism. When a celebrity like her speaks out against it. At the same time she made a living off her looks. People didn't watch Bay Watch because she had a good moral character in the TV show. So all in all I think it's a hypocritical. Plus I don't remember her doing a whole lot when Tommy Lee posted videos of him and her having sex.

    On the other side of the coin. Not to saying I'm religious but I do/did think Mother Teresa Deserves to be forever know as Saint Teresa Of Calcutta. She lived a selfless life. I think she lived around so much poverty pmo was of little concern. Amazing to think of it that way but it's true I guess. Even Victor Frankly wrote about sex in a Nazi labor camps. He basically stated everyone was in so much pain to worry about such things.

    Knowing either of those topics still doesn't seem to help me stop. I would love to go back to the magazine days with no internet. Anyway that's my 2cents.

    later
     

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