Talk:Apotemnophilia

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Someone should remove the references Acrotomophiliato on this page. Its confusing to read, and people who have navigated here are obviously not looking to find Acrotomophilia. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 99.199.181.24 (talk) 17:27, 17 May 2016 (UTC)

"Brain Games," The New Yorker May 11, 2009, notes that while Freudians have theorized that apotemnophilia is "a psychological syndrome associated with repressed sexual desires," Vilayanur S. Ramachandran believes it to be a neurological disorder. Axeman89 (talk) 19:52, 15 May 2009 (UTC)

The RS's cited on the main page do not in fact suggest anything about repressed sexual desires. Moreover, apotemnophilia can be both a sexual interest and have a neurological origin. — James Cantor (talk) 23:36, 15 May 2009 (UTC)

This article suggests that, despite its name, apotemnophilia isn't sexual.
"This kind of language has persuaded many clinicians that apotemnophilia has been misnamed—that it is not a problem of sexual desire, as the -philia suggests, but a problem of body image. What true apotemnophiles share, Smith said in the BBC documentary, is the feeling "that their body is incomplete with their normal complement of four limbs." Axeman89 (talk) 22:57, 16 May 2009 (UTC)

WP:MEDRS says that that doesn't matter; a popular press article does not make dubious the statements made in peer reviewed journals. I am not saying that the ideas in the article ought not be included; I am saying only that a statement made in the Atlantic Monthly it is not sufficient for declaring dubious statements made in multiple scholarly journals on the topic.

It would be more informative to readers if you including the points you are making on the main page together with the citation. That way, readers can decide for themselves.
— James Cantor (talk) 23:14, 16 May 2009 (UTC)


This article is biased--many more sources beyond the Atlantic article problematize the classification as a sexual one. Gramsci3000 (talk) 18:18, 13 July 2009 (UTC)

Missing references indicates only that the article is incomplete. The thing to do is, of course, to add what you think is missing. Holler if you need a hand doing so.— James Cantor (talk) 20:46, 13 July 2009 (UTC)


Can this be reworded so that it doesn't seem to imply that Body Integrity Identity Disorder is necessarily fetishistic in etiology? It makes it sound like the disorder is just an extension of the fetish, taken to the extreme. 211.31.41.198 (talk) 12:41, 6 October 2009 (UTC)

Disruptive, unproven and phobic edits by Mr. Cantor
Mr. James Cantor has a history of sock-puppetry, has also been the subject of blocks, is overtly transphobic (even though he is a homossexual man), is attempting to validate outlandish theories that connect transsexuality and apotemnophilia (particularly those developed by A. Lawrence, a pseudo-transsexual autogynephilic who has been charged with sexual abuse of patients in the past) by the means of this article. He is quite involved in those theories himself, as he is a sexologist. I also believe this is also one the ways by which he wants to attract some sort of reputation in the field (controversy is the fastest way to do that).

I have reverted his editions, as they are not at all validated by mainstream science, he keeps reverting them, and wishes that any change others may do is discussed before-hand, but not his. 87.196.156.195 (talk) 17:17, 19 November 2009 (UTC)


Question: Can anyone point me to any evidence (originating somewhere other than this article) that the prefrontal as opposed to the parietal cortex is implicated in apotemnophilia? I'll be honest - I'd be extremely surprised if such evidence exists. In fact, sections 4 and 5 ("Causes" and "Pathophysiology") are a complete joke - read them and see for yourself. The best thing to do would be to delete and rewrite.

Apotemnophilia has been linked to the parietal lobes[edit]

There seems to be a great deal of confusion in this article about which parts of the brain have been linked to Apotemnophilia. Ramachandran and colleagues have theorized that apotemnophilia is linked to injuries or problems in the parietal lobes.Neurorel (talk) 18:26, 12 March 2012 (UTC)Neurorel

A different picture?[edit]

Surely there must be one more suited to this page than the MRI of a brain. But considering the subject, I don't think it would be wise for me to change it without some kind of consensus. It will be rather tricky to get it "right." 74.134.243.62 (talk) 20:23, 12 December 2012 (UTC)

Several sections of Apotemnophilia article lack references[edit]

The article on Apotemnophilia contains a great deal of material that does not cite references. For example the sections on BIID, Sexual Motivation, and Treatment provide very few citations. Neurorel (talk) 00:52, 17 December 2017 (UTC)