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.
"According to my opinion, and the opinions of many defectors of my caliber, only about 15% of time, money, and manpower is spent on espionage as such. The other 85% is a slow process which we call either ideological subversion, active measures, or psychological warfare. What it basically means is: to change the perception of reality of every American that despite of the abundance of information no one is able to come to sensible conclusions in the interest of defending themselves, their families, their community, and their country.It's a great brainwashing process which goes very slow and is divided into four basic stages.The first stage being "demoralization"...."--KGB Defector Yuri Bezmenov--Soviet Subversion of the Free Press (Ideological subversion, Destabilization, CRISIS - and the KGB)
What say you there, fuzzy-britches? Feel like talking? Aw, guess not.
That Quote came frome the Shawshank Redemption.Its what the Warden said when he found that the Inmate was missing from his cell.
At that Point the Warden threw a rock at that same poster hanging on the cells wall covering the Inmates escape route.
Thanks for getting me off the hook on that one, woweeitsme. In revisiting this thread an hour or so later, I now see that my HTML HREF tag went very much awry. Without the context, I can certainly understand why Hot Tabasco characterized the words as "mindless drivel".
No ill will was meant. Here's what I intended to place under that quote associated with the poster of Raquel Welch:
The error was mine alone and I apologize to all for not doing a better check when I previewed the post. Shall I say that I was "obtuse", a term used in the film? :-)
Not me! :-)
I'm just a couple years shy of Raquel Welch's age. Suffice it to say that my then newlywed bride would've thrown me out of the house had that poster been anywhere in sight back in 1967.
On the other hand she's done a ton of movies that were considered soft core in her day and at least one that was rated X.
“But I could be wrong - maybe most guys are regularly cruising porn sites.”
It is a bigger industry than Hollywood at present. That represents either a lot of consumers, or a significant number of insatiable consumers.
do all that and you had a chance at the girl of your dreams...doesn't always work out but improving yourself is a reward onto itself...
similarly, women would strive to dress nice,learn how to cook,sew,clean, become educated, and talented,charming,fun,flirty in a good way, etc.. AND it was once a plus to be a "nice" girl....
but there is no motivation anymore to become better ....to be able to attain the person you want for a wife/husband....
we wonder why men's sperm counts are down, that infertility is rampant, that marriage is less frequent,and abortion remains an obscenity, and the fact that we can't keep our population expanding enough to counter the illegal immigrants and miscreants in this world...
she has a point.
That, my friends, is a WOMAN - way too few of them around any more, in entertainment and in real life.
porn is just disgusting...it is more fake than the WWE
Awesome quote from Warden Samuel Norton!!
Bob Gunton! *Squealing like a school girl* I love him!
I will admit I have a major crush on him. =D
A REAL woman, the lass is.
From Bob Gunton,my heartthrob. *Blushes,giggles*
Some of it can be really nasty. I watched 5 minutes of a XXX flick out of curiosity.
It was REALLY repulsive.
is there a camera on me? ....Yes, and I can tell that ain’t no avacado in your hand.
Where ARE the nice men? I haven’t found one. =(
I’ve only seen this movie 100 times. ;)
You’ll see why when you read the other posts.
What she did in her earlier years was considered porn and filth then..by who? I can’t think of any movie she made in the nude, portrayed anything but a well built beautiful woman. By the way, does it SAY she wants to be a sex symbol? She can’t help it, she IS one. And the best thing You can do is shut off your computer and tell your mother goodnight.