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Rashida Jones Blames “Totally Rampant” Porn For Teen Pressure To Be Sexy

Truth rating: 10

By Karen Brill

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Rashida Jones talks about the pressure to be sexy, her own not sexy past, and porn in a new interview in Time.

The actress, who has caught flack for her opinions about sexuality, feels society today has “this kind of blanket pressure to be a certain way, to be sexy in a certain way, to get the attention of men and also other women.”

Jones is particularly upset about how this pressure affects teenagers, and credits her own success to not succumbing to the same pressures as young people today.

She says, “I think about my teenage self and I was pretty awkward and a little overweight and definitely not sexy, and definitely never even attempted to be sexy. Thank God! Because, first of all, it wouldn’t have worked, but second of all, if I had had that pressure I’m not sure I would have been as proficient with computers or read as much or gotten to know myself or developed a sense of humor.”

When it comes to today’s teenagers, says Jones, “I just think about it through my own personal experience and want better for younger girls.”

Jones mostly blames the accessibility of “totally rampant” porn for this change in values.

While she feels “porn is fine for adults as entertainment,” Jones has a problem with its availability to younger people because “your brain is still forming until you’re 26. Your ideas of love and romance and sex are being formed by the things that you watch at a super young age.”

Still, Jones is “cautiously optimistic” about the future, and even started the idea of an “Elegant Selfie,” where it’s “not sexual as a top-note, where it’s got other flavors to it.”

What do you think of Jones’ comments?

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