Monday, March 12, 2012

Part of What I've Always Liked About Raquel Welch...

is her brain.  (No, seriously!)  This interview from Men's Health has this useful exchange about the hazards of porn:
Raquel Welch: I think we’ve gotten to the point in our culture where we’re all sex addicts, literally. We have equated happiness in life with as many orgasms as you can possibly pack in, regardless of where it is that you deposit your love interest.
MH: Okay, admittedly that doesn’t make sex sound very appealing at all.
Raquel Welch: It’s just dehumanizing. And I have to honestly say, I think this era of porn is at least partially responsible for it. Where is the anticipation and the personalization? It’s 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? It’s an exploitation of the poor male’s libidos. Poor babies, they can’t control themselves. 
MH: I cannot dispute any of what you’re saying.
Raquel Welch: I just imagine them sitting in front of their computers, completely annihilated. They haven’t done anything, they don’t have a job, they barely have ambition anymore. And it makes for laziness and a not very good sex partner. Do they know how to negotiate something that isn’t pre-fab and injected directly into their brain?

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  1. Didn't read the whole thing but this snippet

    It’s an exploitation of the poor male’s libidos. Poor babies, they can’t control themselves.

    from someone who pretty much made a career out of exploiting male libido is a bit on the rich side for me to choke down.

    It might be useful to look a little further back and ask why young men no longer seem to have an incentive to do the things that women claim they find attractive.

  2. I think her upset is the lack of subtlety of porn.