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Pamela Anderson and I Launched a ‘Sensual Revolution’

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Rabbi Shmuley Boteach and Pamela Anderson. Photos: Wikipedia.

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach and Pamela Anderson. Photos: Wikipedia.

Pamela Anderson and I headed to Oxford earlier this month with a mission. We wanted to spread our message that it’s time for a “sensual revolution” to replace the failed sexual revolution. We appeared on TV and were interviewed by the Guardian and the Times.

Our message is that there is a better way forward for relationships than the pornography-addled world we’ve created. Men have to learn to respect women and see in them equal romantic partners. Love must be fostered amid an environment of romantic devotion and erotic focus.

We need stricter Internet controls on pornography that is accessible to and directed at children, which turns them into porn addicts. The conditioning process is not as severe as the one used in a the film A Clockwork Orange, but it’s no less damaging. These are images that children cannot assimilate and which are deeply damaging.

Pamela and I are asking men and women to take a pledge to be more sensual, and not just sexual. We are not prudes interested in censorship. We are seeking to start a sensual revolution that replaces the exploitation and victimization of women with intimate and loving relationships.

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I also joined forces with my good friend, Kathryn Milofsky, a successful producer who made it possible for us to conquer the UK and spread the call for a Sensual Revolution.

I’m proud to partner with Kathryn, who has worked as a producer for CBS’s The Early Show and covered most of the major news events of the past three decades. Kathryn has also been a producer of my annual Champions of Jewish Values International Awards Gala in New York City. She covered the recent brutal shootings in Orlando, Florida for ITV and has interviewed both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.

Kathryn exemplifies the universal values we are promulgating, and, as a Jewish producer, is uniquely qualified to use the medium of television to transmit them to others.

Thanks to her own platform in the media, Pamela Anderson is an important partner to take on the culture of exploitation in which pornography flourishes. We don’t realize when we see the photos and videos of women being sexually exploited that this acclimates men toward viewing women as the means to their sexual ends.

Furthermore, through the repetition of images in video games, social media, advertising, television and movies, children are taught from younger and younger ages to disrespect women, inflict violence on their peers and adopt Madison Avenue definitions of beauty (wafer-thin bodies with faces “enhanced” by Botox and collagen).

Pamela and I are asking young and old to take a pledge to be more sensual — to focus on intimacy, commitment, passion and exclusivity — and address the growing addiction to pornography.

I believe that a great sex life is vital to a great marriage.

My Kosher Sex book is all about that. But I’ve counseled way too many marriages where a husband isn’t even touching his wife sexually, substituting lovemaking with a real woman for the masturbatory images of the screen.

Pamela and I plan to launch a sensual revolution that can improve the lives and loves of those we care about.

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