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Pamela Anderson: I'm not judging porn users

Pamela Anderson: I'm not judging porn users

Pamela Anderson insists she isn't judging men who watch porn but she is concerned about the increasing number of individuals getting hooked on online X-rated entertainment.

The former 'Baywatch' star - who was one of the first celebrity sex tape stars, albeit an unwilling one when footage of her and her ex-husband Tommy Lee was stolen and distributed in 1995 - recently penned a joint op-ed with Rabbi Shmuley Boteach for The Wall Street Journal branding the high amount of freely available adult entertainment on the internet a "public hazard".

Pamela has since faced a barrage of criticism for the comments, with some individuals branding her a hypocrite due to her record-breaking number of naked appearances in Playboy magazine.

The 49-year-old blonde beauty - who has sons Brandon, 20, and Dylan, 18, with Tommy - has now clarified her position, insisting she isn't demonising individuals who use online pornography but says when the medium replaces normal sexual relationships, it is very damaging to those individuals and to society generally.

Speaking to FOX411, she said: "We're not here to moralise or judge people on porn viewing. We're rather saying that when porn becomes a replacement for real, live, sexual interactions between loving adults, we're all in trouble. When the impersonal nature of porn supplants the passion and intimacy of real lovemaking, then we've lost the ability to connect. And the growing addiction to porn is creating a level of sexual desensitisation that requires a national conversation. Porn is teaching men to view women as caricatures who are all cover and no book, all form and no substance. Both men and women deserve better."

Adult filmmaker Todd Fligner is one of Pamela's critics following her open letter and believes her new moral stance is "hypocritical".

He said: "Pamela Anderson, with all due respect, is absolutely outrageous. Also, she has teamed up with Rabbi Shmuley who is quite hypocritical and has a very shady past. It is absolutely outrageous. I think Pamela is concerned about her kids and with her lifestyle she might be concerned that they might follow in her footsteps."

The original op-ed read: "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.

"What is required is an honest dialogue about what we are witnessing - the true nature and danger of porn - and an honour 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."