Quotable: Raquel Welch Thinks Birth Control Has Made Us All Unable To “Keep It In Our Pants”

“One significant, and enduring, effect of The Pill on female sexual attitudes during the ’60s, was: ‘Now we can have sex anytime we want, without the consequences. Hallelujah, let’s party!’ It remains this way. These days, nobody seems able to ‘keep it in their pants’ or honor a commitment! Raising the question: Is marriage still a viable option? … Seriously, folks, if an aging sex symbol like me starts waving the red flag of caution over how low moral standards have plummeted, you know it’s gotta be pretty bad.”

—Raquel Welch in an essay she penned for CNN called “It’s Sex O’Clock In America” about how birth control has led to a shift in our attitudes about sex and marriage [CNN]