Speaker 1** ((00:00:00)) - - So here's the million dollar question. How are men like us who work hard, have good motives and a God given purpose supposed to fulfill the calling on our lives and the dreams in our hearts, all while establishing sexual integrity, thriving relationships, and a meaningful connection with God. That is the question and this podcast will give you the answers. My name is Sathiya Sam. Welcome to Unleash the Man Within. Yo, yo. What's up my man? It's Sam here. Welcome to Unleash the Man Within. Thank you so much for listening. I hope you're having an amazing day. And I am so excited. We're gonna jump into some really interesting content about Pamela Anderson. I promise we will not be triggering in any way, shape or form. I know that name is synonymous with a lot of, um, sexual misbehavior. Uh, but this is an interesting slant on, um, on the whole subject and, uh, some changes of heart that she's had that I think are are cool. And I thought they could be worth discussing today.
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Speaker 1** ((00:01:49)) - - What we're going to be talking about today is Pamela Anderson joining the growing list of celebrities against porn. This is a really interesting story. Uh, maybe we'll provide a little bit of context. I, I personally believe that we need famous people to speak out against the harmful effects of porn, and I, I just, I don't know how else the narrative changes in our society without really famous people making the general public aware of how bad porn is. Terry Crews is probably the best example. You know, he's been very forthright about his porn addiction, how he nearly lost his wife over it, how he didn't think it was a big deal. She did. And that's been a really inspiring story. You have people like Josh Radnor, who is the star of how I Met Your Mother, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, uh, who has spoken out against it. Paris Hilton has talked about how, you know, pornography and specifically, you know, her sex tape, the sex tape that got released rather, um, almost, you know, destroyed her life.
Speaker 1** ((00:02:52)) - - You know, she she went into hiding for like, 15 years from the shame and the embarrassment of it. Um, we've had a lot of celebrities that that have spoken out, you know, Lamar Odom would be another one. Kanye West, I mean, again, the list goes on. The thing is, though, these people are all celebrities who are known for, uh, you know, most of those people are actors. Kanye West, obviously is a musician and artist and entrepreneur, fashionista, whatever. Um, you know, you have all these different people who are whose roles are not really in any way related to sexuality or, or whatever. Uh, their jobs are primarily, you know, in a different vein, but they've built a huge audience and they've they've developed some fame in the process, and they've been using that to speak against the harmful effects of porn. When I saw this story about Pamela Anderson, I was honestly, I thought it was just like clickbait because, well, let's not kid ourselves.
Speaker 1** ((00:03:47)) - - 99% of news out there today is clickbait. But secondly, it just seems so incomprehensible because her name is synonymous with, you know, Baywatch and Playboy. Uh, obviously two entities that work against our purposes and certainly are not really, um, in the anti-porn category. So the story basically goes that Pam Anderson co-wrote an article with a rabbi called Take the Pledge, No More Indulging in Porn, and this article was published in the Wall Street Journal. So again, this is not like some, you know, sketchy blog on a no name site. This is a pretty reputable source. Uh, I'll be honest, I thought this was a joke. So, you know, I first I saw the headline and I'm like, oh, man, you know, these guys will do anything for clickbait these days. And, uh, anyway, I looked into the article and I was like, okay, there's there's actually some some girth here. Um, I'm not going to go through everything. But she made some really good points about the harmful effects of pornography that I thought was really interesting.
Speaker 1** ((00:04:49)) - - And so I'm going to highlight a couple and we'll talk them through a little bit today. And uh, and we'll call it an episode. Okay. So the first thing she said that I really, really, uh, really strongly agree with is porn is a public hazard of unprecedented seriousness. So, you know, let's not kid ourselves like this is coming from Pamela Anderson, right? Like this is this is kind of a shock. Uh, but I really appreciate that she's talking about the public implications of pornography, because the reality is, as long as kids are getting exposed at a young age, as long as, you know, the youth and the young adults of our society are being programmed and deconditioned by pornography. Man. We have some major issues on our hands for society at large, relationships and everything else that comes with it. And so I really appreciated this slant. I appreciated her being so forthright, and I do agree that it is unprecedented. I know we're all sick of that word after Covid, but really, we've never seen anything like pornography.
Speaker 1** ((00:05:48)) - - Um, on the kind of scale that we see it on now with the development of technology. So I thought that was really cool. Second quote from her pornography has corrosive effects on a man's soul and on his ability to function as husband and father. And I again, like I you I mean, you know, you guys listen to this podcast. This is stuff we talk about. So I was just, just very, uh, very intrigued to hear someone like her say something like this. Um, but let's talk about this a little bit, because I think, I think, again, a lot of people fail to realize that porn is actually affecting their ability to lead their family. Let let me, let me maybe frame this a different way. Um. Would you rather follow somebody? Okay, let's say you're choosing between two churches and all things equal okay. The the childcare is equal. The experience on a Sunday morning of, you know, worship and the way that they worship and the teachings are all equal.
Speaker 1** ((00:06:46)) - - Um, but but the, the one pastor is, you know, as far as you know, you know, he's he's been squeaky clean, like. Sure. No, no, pastor is perfect. We don't want to put any pastor on a pedestal. That would be obviously idolatrous on our part. But, you know, no, no major shortcomings or moral failures, just upstanding and and, you know, lives a very bounded life. And then you have another guy who is who has had multiple affairs, and he's been very public about it, and he's still working through it, and he's been through a couple of marriages as a result. Which which person would you rather be led by? All things assuming all things equal other than what I just mentioned? Well, obviously the guy with with uh, with outstanding character, right. The guy who is upright in his ways. And the reality is, guys, when we are leading our families. You know, when we're leaving our wives and we're leaving our kids.
Speaker 1** ((00:07:39)) - - They they can tell. They can tell where there are cracks in the foundation. They can tell where there's inconsistencies, and they may not be able to articulate it or put their finger on it, but they can feel it. And so when you're when you have a hidden sin, when you are being hypocritical, when you are, you know, giving your precious inner resources to something that is totally toxic and destructive, they feel it and it impacts your ability to lead. And I really, really like this point. I really, really respected it. Um. Her co-author made this point and, um, and I think it was her co-author. Actually, I don't know who I don't know that we know who wrote what. Um, they made a really interesting point. There's a little bit strong language. Not not graphic language, just strong language. 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.
Speaker 1** ((00:08:43)) - - Not a huge fan of the language there, but I think there are two. There's two. There's two good points here. Number one is porn and healthy sexuality cannot coexist. Okay. These things are separate. Porn and healthy sexuality do not coexist. They are. They are separate. To have pornography is to have dysfunctional sexual sexuality. And to have healthy sexuality is to be void of pornography. And, you know, um, they definitely made that point, like I said, a little bit strong on the language, but they definitely made that point number two is that we must educate children on the matter. And that kind of ties into the first first thing that we highlighted. Uh, but I really do agree with it. And I do believe that if we're actually going to fully change the narrative on pornography, in addition to, you know, more popular and famous people getting the word out, and obviously, you know, people like myself growing audiences and influences, I think I think that has its place as well.
Speaker 1** ((00:09:38)) - - Um, the way we actually get ahead of this is educating kids and deterring them away from pornography so that the consumption starts to decline, you know, over time, because we we have like, I'll tell you, millennials and Gen Z are in for a world of hurt. Um, it's going to get a lot worse because, you know, people in those generations are just getting married. Um, just having kids. Maybe. Maybe not just, you know, if you're on the upper level of millennials, it's possible you've been married and your kids are starting to grow up a little bit. But, um, we have not seen the full extent of pornography rampant acceleration in our society yet, but we will. And, um, similarly, if future generations can get off the stuff and we can, we can teach them how how harmful porn is and we can obviously protect them with maybe some, some more barriers to entry. Uh, that could go a long way. And so I like that they touched on that and I thought that was really interesting.
Speaker 1** ((00:10:37)) - - So, you know a different slang today. It's just interesting times that we live in where, you know, you have a sex icon basically coming out and speaking about the, the adverse effects of pornography and um, uh, with some really some really good points. There's some good substance there. So kind of cool times. And, uh, again, we need to pray. We really do need to pray that more people with platforms and influence and major audiences continue to speak about the harmful speak out about the harmful effects of porn. Um, because if we can cut the demand, we can cut the supply, and this world can become a better place. So look, that's everything. Guys. Thank you so much for listening. Have an amazing day. Stay clean out there. Okay. Talk soon. Bye bye. Hey, everybody, it's Sathiya Again, thanks for listening. To unleash the man within. I wanted to take a quick moment to let you know about a free e-book that I wrote for you, called The Ultimate Guide to Porn Recovery.
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