"We must educate ourselves and our children to understand that porn is for losers," Pamela Anderson writes in an opinion column

By Gabrielle Olya
September 01, 2016 08:05 PM
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Pamela Anderson has co-written an opinion column in the Wall Street Journal that encourages men and women to take a pledge against indulging in pornography.

The former Playmate, 49, penned the column alongside Shmuley Boteach, a rabbi and author.

Anderson and Boteach warn that pornography is addictive, and cites data from the American Psychological Association that states that porn consumption rates are between 50 and 99 percent among men, and 30 to 86 percent among women.

“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 percent – and not much higher among those who try cocaine (15 percent),” states the article.

Citing the recent split of Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin and Anthony Weiner after his third texting scandal became public, the article warns that porn consumption can have detrimental effects.

“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 ononastic thrill? How many children will propel, warp-speed, into the dark side of adult sexuality by forced exposure to their fathers’ profanations?” it asks.

Anderson and Boteach encourage everyone to stop consuming porn, and to teach their children to do the same.

“We must educate ourselves and our children to understand that porn is for losers,” they write, “a boring, wasteful and dead-end outlet for people too lazy to reap the ample rewards of healthy sexuality.”

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