Raquel Welch on How Pornography Is Ruining Men for Sex

When I was a child (probably around the year 1979), I once asked my father to tell me who was the most  beautiful woman in the world.  He instantly replied that it was my mother.  I then asked him to tell me who was the most beautiful woman other than my mother.  He replied nearly as quickly that the answer to my question was Raquel Welch.

I clipped the following section from a very interesting interview between Raquel Welch and Men’s Health magazine.  Her comments are worth carving into the face of a mountain somewhere.  Take special note of how her interviewer goes from flip to serious as she makes herself clear.

MH: You once said that you think sex is overrated. Could you elaborate?

Raquel Welch: I mean just the sex act itself.

MH: Really? Are you sure you’ve been doing it right?

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?

Reading those last few lines I wonder if Raquel Welch might have made an outstanding writer and cultural commentator.  How many men know exactly what she is talking about?  And isn’t “annihilated” the perfect word in the perfect place?

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4 thoughts on “Raquel Welch on How Pornography Is Ruining Men for Sex

  1. lol… i think raquel is running her sense of humor here. She is terribly bright. Many of the leading women in hollywood who are also beautiful are very very bright. Pam Grier – very very bright and talented and beauty in the way. Raquel was touted for her sex appeal. So she too should know something about FEED THE SEX ADDICTION.

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  3. Thank you for posting this excerpt, Hunter. I tried to read the entire article on the MH website, but they only allow full access if you have a subscription. These are quite interesting thoughts. In my work with men struggling with sexual addiction, I have seen the painful reality of this annihilation, men becoming less than they were meant to be as they sink deeper into a world of fantasy and further away from reality. Interestingly, I’ve never had a conversation with any man who said they felt better about themselves after looking at pornography.

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