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Pamela Anderson Says ‘Porn’ Is Only For ‘Losers’

Katie Jerkovich Entertainment Reporter

Pamela Anderson teamed with Rabbi Shmuley Boteach to decry the dangers of pornography and say “porn is for losers.”

The 49-year-old former Playboy playmate, who has been on the cover of the Playboy magazine 15 times, wrote an op-ed with Boteach for the Wall Street Journal linking the recent sexting scandal involving former congressman Anthony Weiner and his wife Huma Abedin to the dangers of pornography and urged men to give it up once and for all. (RELATED: Pamela Anderson: ‘The Computer Killed Playboy)

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“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,” Anderson and Boteach write. “This is a public hazard of unprecedented seriousness given how freely available, anonymously accessible and easily disseminated pornography is nowadays. How many families will suffer?” (RELATED: 17 Photos That Remind Us What A Babe Pamela Anderson Was In The ’90s)

“How many marriages will implode,” they add. “How many talented men will scrap their most important relationships and careers for a brief onanistic thrill? 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.”

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“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,” they said. “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. 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.”