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I say so-called "erototoxins" should not get their own page, but Judith Reisman should. The subject can be brought up there.

This seems to be blatently POV, but I've heard the term used in the media. I'm not convinced that there shouldn't be an article of some sort about this, focused on the controversy, etc. I would not be actively opposed to deletion. -- Creidieki 16:52, 25 Jan 2005 (UTC)

Reisman was evidently talking about endorphins, which fit her description. It's an amusing name for a well-known bit of biochemistry. grendel|khan 15:32, 2005 Mar 25 (UTC)

I haven't seen such bias since 'homophobia' was defined as "a slur against anyone who doesn't support the gay agenda." 15:24, 22 July 2005 (UTC)

POV Discussion[edit]

I completely agree that the existence of "erotoxins" is complete baloney, but the POV of this article needs to be corrected. The article starts off right away with:

"An erototoxin is a baseless and groundless attempt at defining a neurological chemical postulated by Judith Reisman, an anti-pornography activist."

which is so clearly biased I won't even bother explaining why or how.

If I knew more about the issue, I would take the initiative at correcting the entire article, but for now I will try to clean it up within the next 24 hours.

--StJarvitude 07:39, 23 July 2005 (UTC)

I was the person who changed around the article from to its more detailed state ( including putting endorphins as a neuropeptide)

I think the best way to get rid of this pseudoscience is to categorize then put easy to follow links in that debunk ( which I attempted to do but obviously need help with). Censoring it gives legitamacy to it, and citing reasons why it is incorrect without science ( say via analogous comparision) makes it look oppressed.

These things need to be nipped in the bud, defined as ridiculous, THEN laughed at.


I support it Dave (talk) 07:09, 16 December 2005 (UTC)

Please discuss the merge here. —Slicing (talk) 07:40, 16 December 2005 (UTC)

Perales and ero(to)toxin[edit]

Neither this 1995 paper by J. Perales et al. nor any other paper published in the European Journal of Biochemistry with Perales as an author can be found using the keyword "erotoxin" or "erototoxin". The paper instead involves crotoxin, which according to the article is the main component of rattlesnake venom. I have therefore removed the sentence mentioning Perales. Michael Slone 00:20, 20 December 2005 (UTC)