Raquel Welch

My chapter on the early sexualisation of girls was cut and saved for my next year’s new Parenting Made Easy Book out in April 2013 so was my chapter on the scary porn culture around teenage boys.

But I am passionate about protecting our kids from the inviduous and dangerous new and oh so easy access to sex, porn and sexually dangerous material SO easily available online.

As my opening paragraph says in my latest book Parenting Made Easy – How To Raise Happy Children says we are the first generation of parents who have to guide, teach, nurture and protect our kids from the 24/7 internet online onslaught of information – of course it’s mostly brilliant, informative and makes our world smaller and more connected BUT it is also dangerous, scary and perilous and we as parents CAN’T PUT OUR HEAD IN THE SAND

How ironic that it should take Raquel Welch — a woman whose very name is a byword for sexual fantasy — to identify one of the most urgent problems society faces today: an overwhelming and deeply damaging obsession with sex.

It’s 46 years since she appeared from behind a rock in an improbable but devastatingly alluring doe-skin bikini in the ridiculous film One Million Years BC.

The moral outrage this prompted seems laughable now, for compared with the violent, degrading pornography freely available to anyone capable of clicking a computer mouse, the Swinging Sixties were as innocent as one of Donald McGill’s saucy seaside postcards.

Raquel, now 71, blames today’s ‘era of porn’ for turning us into sex addicts: ‘We have equated happiness in life with as many orgasms as you can possibly pack in . . .  where is the anticipation and the personalisation? It’s an exploitation of the poor males’ libidos. Poor babies, they can’t control themselves.’

In recent years, pornography has moved with terrifying speed from a niche pursuit to one that is ubiquitous and hugely profitable. For a teenage boy only a decade ago, porn was just a mucky magazine, bought only after weeks of steeling himself to saunter nonchalantly into a newsagent’s and grab it from the top shelf.

Today, more than a quarter of internet users have visited a pornographic website. And that doesn’t begin to take into account the vast amount distilled through chatrooms, message boards and shared images.

Internet porn is frequently violent and aggressive. Practices that only a few years ago would have been regarded as abnormal are now mainstream. Male desires that previously would have remained dark fantasies, or have been kept in check, have now become both popularised and legitimised

 

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-2114638/Has-era-porn-led-men-think-rape-OK.html#ixzz1pJGMRDQN

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-2114638/Has-era-porn-led-men-think-rape-OK.html#ixzz1pJGDFy1T