Skip to comments.Raquel Welch: the ‘era of porn’ has ‘annihilated’ men
Posted on 03/13/2012 4:05:32 PM PDT by NYer
March 13, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) - As one of America’s most revered sex symbols, she might not be the first celebrity to jump to mind as a crusader against pornography. But Raquel Welch, who rose to icon status as the beauty in the leather bikini from the 1966 movie One Million Years BC, told Men’s Health Magazine in an interview posted online March 8 that today’s sex-saturated culture had sapped the meaning out of sex, and damaged countless men through the pornography industry, which she called “an exploitation of the poor male’s libidos.”
“Its just dehumanizing. And I have to honestly say, I think this era of porn is at least partially responsible for it,” Welch said of rampant sexual addiction. “Where is the anticipation and the personalization? Its all pre-fab now. You have these images coming at you unannounced and unsolicited. It just gets to be so plastic and phony to me.
“Maybe men respond to that. But is it really better than an experience with a real life girl that he cares about? Its an exploitation of the poor males libidos. Poor babies, they cant control themselves.”
Welch criticized men’s modern habit of “equat[ing] happiness in life with as many orgasms as you can possibly pack in,” and described the concomitant loss of real masculinity in vivid terms.
“I just imagine them sitting in front of their computers, completely annihilated. They havent done anything, they dont have a job, they barely have ambition anymore,” said the 71-year-old actress. “And it makes for laziness and a not very good sex partner. Do they know how to negotiate something that isnt pre-fab and injected directly into their brain?”
When Eric Spitznagel of Men’s Health interjected that Welch’s views could come across as “prudish,” the aging sex icon said she was “fine with that” and pined for the days when bedroom fantasy was a private matter.
“Can you imagine? My fantasies were all made up on my own,” she said. “Theyre ruining us with all the explanations and the graphicness. Nobody remembers what its like to be left to form your own ideas about whats erotic and sexual. Were not allowed any individuality. I thought that was the fun of the whole thing. Its my fantasy. I didnt pick it off the Internet somewhere.”
This isn’t the first time Welch has been critical of the culture that helped fuel her lengthy career: in a 2010 column for CNN, she lamented the effects of contraception on society, particularly its enervating effect on marriage, the “cornerstone of civilization.”
“Seriously, folks, if an aging sex symbol like me starts waving the red flag of caution over how low moral standards have plummeted, you know it’s gotta be pretty bad,” she wrote.
I can’t argue with anything she says......and she’s still hot in my book.
Hottest... 71-year old...ever.
Can't disagree with a word she said...I might add porn as damaged as many women as men....
Every walk though a mall on a Saturday afternoon and watched all the pre-teen and teen dressed like wanna be porn stars...
Miss Welch is smarter than entire faculties of expert “sociologists” and “sexologists”.
What say you there, fuzzy-britches? Feel like talking? Aw, guess not. Why should she be any different?
Porn and our hyper-sexed culture are a short circuit in that engine. Rather than have children we kill them. Rather than enjoy a full sexual relationship we use each other in unfulfilling and damaging ways. The children that are born in spite of our infatuation with sterility through birth control and abortion must deal with parents that are far more interested in disposable gadgets and disposing of spouses than raising children.
Instead of aging gracefully and enjoying grandchildren, many turn bitter, demanding that an ever smaller number of young people mortgage their future to look after them.
Errr... uhhhh... is there a camera on me?
She makes excellent points. Porn takes away the very thing it promises to provide - allure and satisfaction.
Among the communist goals to degrade America are these:
18. Eliminate all laws governing obscenity by calling them "censorship" and a violation of free speech and free press.
19. Break down culture standards of morality by promoting pornography and obscenity in books, magazines, motion pictures, radio, and T.V.
20. Present homosexuality, degeneracy, and promiscuity, as "normal, natural, healthy."
Unfortunately, in today’s world, unless you’re an alpha male, flirting and relating to the female gender is nearly impossible to do.
It’s the reality of our age.
What is so pathetically damning about the current culture is that you now really have to rely on old tv-shows and old movies of the past to actually witness displays of genuine manliness. And by “manliness,” I mean the gamut from sturdy toughness like James Arness in “Gunsmoke” to the subtle masculine decency/morality of Robert Young in “Father Knows Best.”
Care to translate that mindless drivel? Nobody here knows what you're trying to say......
Coming form a soft porn queen this is just plain stupid. Second, if she would just put out a little more!
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