15x Playboy playmate Pamela Anderson preaches against pornography

Actress Pamela Anderson has the distinction of having her air-brushed naked image adorn the cover and centerfold of pornographic Playboy magazine more often than any other woman — 15 times — including the magazine’s last print issue (January/February 2016).

Anderson also caused an Internet “sensation” when her two explicit sex tapes were “leaked”—one in 1995 with her then-husband, the satanic-looking rocker Tommy Lee; the other with singer Bret Michaels, images from which were published in 1998 in the even more pornographic Penthouse magazine.

Now, at age 49, Anderson has suddenly turned sanctimonious.

Pamela Anderson without makeup

In an op/ed in yesterday’s Wall St. Journal, which she co-authored with celebrity rabbi and author of Kosher Sex Shmuley Boteach, Anderson wants us to “take the pledge” and eschew porn because of “the devastation that porn addiction wreaks on those closest to the addict”.

The op/ed begins with a reference to Anthony Weiner’s repeated sexting as an example of porn addiction. Weiner, of course, is the former Democratic NY Congressman and husband of Hillary Clinton’s close aide (and rumored lesbian lover) Huma Abedin. Huma recently separated from Weiner after  news of him sending a sex text of himself lying in bed next to their 4-year-old son.

Below is the full text of Anderson’s op/ed:

If anyone still had doubts about the addictive dangers of pornography, Anthony Weiner should have put paid to them with his repeated, self-sabotaging sexting.

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.

From our respective positions of rabbi-counselor and former Playboy model and actress, we have often warned about pornography’s corrosive effects on a man’s soul and on his ability to function as husband and, by extension, as father. This is a public hazard of unprecedented seriousness given how freely available, anonymously accessible and easily disseminated pornography is nowadays.

Put another way, we are a guinea-pig generation for an experiment in mass debasement that few of us would have ever consented to, and whose full nefarious impact may not be known for years. 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?

The statistics already available are terrifying. According to data provided by the American Psychological Association, porn consumption rates are between 50% and 99% among men and 30% to 86% among women, with the former group often reporting less satisfactory intimate lives with their wives or girlfriends as a result of the consumption. By contrast, many female fans of pornography tend to prefer a less explicit variety, and report that it improves their sexual relationships.

Nine percent of porn users said they had tried unsuccessfully to stop—an indication of addiction that is all the more startling when you consider that the dependency rate among people who try marijuana is the same—9%—and not much higher among those who try cocaine (15%), according to the National Center for Biotechnology Information.

But it is a fair guess that whereas drug-dependency data are mostly stable, 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. They are the crack babies of porn.

All people are unique individuals and we can be sure that Mr. Weiner’s problems are at least in part a matter of his personal psycho-pathologies. Yet his behavior squares with what we have observed with all too many men, especially in the U.S. or other Western countries that enjoy liberal values and material prosperity. These are men who, by any objective measure, have succeeded yet regard themselves as failures. These are men who feel marooned in lassitude because they enjoy physical security, who feel bereft and bored even if they are blessed to have the committed love of a wife or girlfriend. These are men who believe that cruising the internet for explicit footage of other women or sharing such images of themselves over the remote communication offered by smartphones are risqué but risk-free distractions from the tedium.

The march of technology is irreversible and we aren’t so naive as to believe that any kind of imposed regulation could ever reseal the Pandora’s box of pornography. What is required is an honest dialogue about what we are witnessing—the true nature and danger of porn—and an honor code to tamp it down in the collective interests of our well-being as individuals, as families and as communities.

The ubiquity of porn is an outgrowth of the sexual revolution that began a half-century ago and which, with gender rights and freedoms now having been established, has arguably run its course. Now is the time for an epochal shift in our private and public lives. Call it a “sensual revolution.”

The sensual revolution would replace pornography with eroticism—the alloying of sex with love, of physicality with personality, of the body’s mechanics with imagination, of orgasmic release with binding relationships. In an age where public disapproval is no longer an obstacle to personal disgrace, we must turn instead to the appeal of self-interest.

Simply put, 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 reap the ample rewards of healthy sexuality.

Not a word from Anderson that it is precisely “U.S. liberal values” that enable the publishing of Playboy and other porn, for which she owes whatever success she has as an actress and from which she materially benefitted. Not a word from Anderson that the “explicit” images and footages of women for which men cruise on the Internet include hers. And certainly not a word from Anderson admitting that her naked images in Playboy centerfolds had contributed to men’s porn addiction. Nor any word of regret or apology. Hypocrite.

I still remember seeing a news video of her many years ago, in which she was surrounded by a mob of salivating men in a foreign country she was visiting.  The men close to her were actually grabbing her breasts.

Porn is a huge problem, greatly exacerbated by its availability on the Internet. There is now plenty of evidence of porn’s corrosive effects on how men view women and on relationships. But Pamela Anderson is hardly the person to scold men about it.

~Eowyn

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33 responses to “15x Playboy playmate Pamela Anderson preaches against pornography

  1. She’s got a new Bay Watch movie with The Rock to promote. She obviously needs “exposure.”

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  2. I have never been a fan of hers and a good case could be made that she is full of hypocrisy. But, I am all about forgiveness and do like that she is speaking out about porn now.

    Who knows? She could actually do some good here.

    Not trying to be disagreeable here, this was a good post.

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  3. she is not aging well….
    definitely her years of hypocrisy are showing on her face and probably the rest of her body…she needs photoshop and makeup artists to hide her sins.

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  4. I must be the only guy on the planet that never really considered her all that attractive.

    Besides, I cannot stand fake boobs.

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  5. I’m glad she’s speaking out;maybe she really IS changing.That’ll be proven one way or the other by what she does in the future. BTW-Dave,I’m not fond of ’em either-I wish she’d skipped that procedure. She’d have been pretty nice looking even without the mega-jugs.

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  6. Inversely proportional to Weiner’s* behavior, his ‘wife’ Huma Abedin is hardly in a position to eschew marriage on the basis of sex text addiction alone.
    While offering a hypothesis that digital porn adds to perversion, the op-ed ignores the root cause of societal devolution. One can hardly blame Weiner for seeking a ‘risk-free’ (ironic) distraction from the tedium of a life in servitude as child-minder and housekeeper to Abedin.
    Sadly, love (the melodious horse and carriage variety) is now culturally subordinated; along with it, mutual respect and dignity. Scruples are being scattered on the Godless path to depravity. Hypocritical sanctimony is rife.
    *torturous for a male child

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  7. Apologies for the ‘serious’ nature of my previous post.
    As a female, I can say Anderson and Abedin are both cultural trollops. Each one practicing (lightweights) the female art of manipulation. I wouldn’t believe a word from either.

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    • I think you’ll agree that it provides a lovely distraction from the mounting, ever-expanding Clinton Corruption list. While everyone’s talking about Weiner’s weiner, Hilary can work on her hit list and pretend that everyone loves her.

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  8. This is surely THE definitive instance of the pot complaining because it was washed in a black kettle…. Go figure, Pamela!

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  9. It seems to me that Pam’s post is “silicone-enhanced”: I can’t prove it, but it seems to me it’s GHOSTWRITTEN. Sounds like a case of sour grapes to me!

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  11. Not 100% relevant, but a porn-warning for any parents/grandparents out there (this was news to me):

    Instagram, the social media photo-sharing app used by virtually all the kids in America (according to my teenaged son), has a sex-bot problem: pornographic (and I mean HARD-CORE, not just nudie-pics–look for yourself) photos are posted and tagged with the most innocuous and common tags, like #pets, #jewelry, #dogs, #California, etc.

    Instagram has no parental settings or age restrictions. This is porn literally leaping into our kids’ faces. I don’t want the government banning porn, or even getting involved, but if there’s a big enough stink, Instagram WILL fix the problem (“Necessity is the mother of invention,” after all).

    Really, check it out.

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    • I’ve heard that, although, luckily for me I don’t have little ones at home to worry about. I agree that “government” isn’t the solution. We need to turn our backs to this stuff and make it unwise to push it.

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  12. Thanks for “exposing” this hypocritical bimbo. The photo of her in her “natural” state looks about as inviting as the “natural” photo you had of Barbra Streisand recently.

    So after Pamela does a long spiel re porn, then she poses w/the Rock guy with a blouse so shamefully low. SMH. I don’t understand women who contantly want to “flash their boobs.” Why are they not the least bit embarrassed?

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  13. I think “embarrassment” is a learned reaction. After a career of working for people who not only approve of her “attributes” but demand more and more showing of ’em,she’s UN-learned the embarrassment of showing what she has to show.

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  14. A working girl. And Tom Selleck is convincing retirees to screw their kids over for a few more years of the high life.
    I guess once one fakes sincerity, hypocrisy is long term profit.

    Literally doing anything for cash. Probably a word for that.
    With enough surgery and donors, that would be some kind of deranged cartel of idiots selling everything.

    Interesting how the money just grows on trees. Oh, money is everyone else. Probably a word for that.

    I think hell has fewer commercials.

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  15. Bob Segar said it best in The Fire Inside. Youth and beauty are gone one day, it ends in dust and disarray. Is Anderson fessing up because she’s genuinely concerned or because the glamor days are gone and never coming back? The Cult of Hollywood is the last place we should turn for moral advice mainly because it is a world comprised of very delusional people, probably very confused when they enter it and destabilized while residing there.

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  16. If Ms. Anderson is genuine, then hopefully it will have some positive impact (it might help if she calls to attention that playboy, hustler, and penthouse et al has also served up child porn with “models” like Elizabeth Ann Roberts in playboy’s case, as young as 16 years of age or possibly less, given when photos were taken vs when they were published [last acknowledged minor/underage “model” in the U.S. editions was Gina Goldberg in 1981 apparently], and still “models” 16+ in european editions into the 1990’s, not to mention trash rags like the U.K.’s “the sun” and their “page 3 girls”.), although a lot of damage is already done, and continues to be done every day in some school’s government-mandated “sex ed” class which has no compunction in keeping porn out of people’s reach and a vested interest in the exact opposite, even wiki(d)ped(o)ia hosts porn that utilizes legal loopholes to stay up. Frankly I don’t think anyone under 21 years of age should even be online, the internet has become that bad of a cesspool.

    The problem is much worse than what most people are saying, as well. Its not talked about much in the news presently, but the rise in camera-phone & webcam use has also given rise to self-produced child porn, both “soft” and “hard”, stills and videos, this enabled in large part with the moral rot promoted by “sex ed”… and theres that quiet push to get the sex offender laws changed to “not prosecute minors and put them on a list for life”, the old waah-waah tactic, which is being used to peddle decriminalization of pedophilia, and to do away with sex offender registries.

    porn is a pandemic at present (and might even be used for brainwashing/conditioning per the principle of neural plasticity, same way trauma is used to condition a person, so too can they be induced to self-condition, reshaping desires through “pleasure”. I’ve heard of porn users beginning to find children attractive, the porn was suspect because of certain things that were altered in it to make juvenile body traits attractive, such as lack of body hair, etc.), and it really needs to be treated as such, not only is photographic “real” porn a problem, but there is a booming market for “drawn” things as well (where it isn’t offered completely for free or pirated, anyway).

    If Ms. Anderson is legit in this, and genuine, I hope she will get some back up as well, as porn is a roaming monster that eats millions of people alive on a daily basis, men, women, and children, and yet it seems to be considered nigh harmless (or even a rite of passage) by society at large.

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