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'Crack babies'

Pamela Anderson issues dire warning against the ‘addictive dangers’ of pornography

September 1, 2016

In the wake of the latest Anthony Weiner sexting scandal — in which the disgraced ex-congressman allegedly included his 4-year-old son in a lewd picture he sent to a “40-something” Trump supporter — former Playboy model Pamela Anderson, who earlier this year was the last fully nude model to be featured in the magazine’s pages, and rabbi-counselor Shmuley Boteach have co-written an Op-Ed denouncing the negative effects of consuming pornography. The unlikely team notes that the majority of American adults now watch porn — citing statistics that put porn consumption rates at between 50 to 99 percent among men and 30 to 86 percent of among women. Anderson and Boteach warn that children who grow up watching porn are subject to its “addictive dangers” and may become “adults inured to intimacy.”

The addictive nature of porn consumption, Anderson and Rabbi Shmuley allege, is much greater than most people realize. Of those who try to stop watching porn, nine percent fail — marijuana users who try to quit, they note, also fail at the same rate. Children who grow up consuming porn, they assert, have been failed by their parents — they are “the crack babies of porn.” Porn itself, they conclude, “is for losers — a boring, wasteful and dead-end outlet for people too lazy to reap the ample rewards of healthy sexuality.”

Anderson and Rabbi Shmuley’s warning echoed that of Terry Crews, a former NFL player turned comedic actor who has been outspoken about his addiction to pornography and the terrible impact it had on his relationships with women.

Read the full story at The Wall Street Journal.


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