User:James Cantor

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My user name is my real name, and I am a psychologist and professional sex researcher.

Wikipedia is interesting to me for being a place that permits interaction between people who study sexuality systematically (in theory, anyway) and people who live it directly. I quickly learned after coming here that many of the sexology articles already contain references to the people and organizations that are socially or politically involved in their topics. So, a large portion of my edits are about adding information and references from the scientific literature.

Although neither my university nor my hospital are at all involved in what I do on Wikipedia, some information about my research and publications can be found on my University of Toronto website or at my blog, Sexology Today. There is also a biographical page about me here on Wikipedia.

If you have a question about the science on a wikipedia page about sexology, please feel free to ask if I can help.

— James Cantor

A pledge[edit]

There is a set of three editors, Dicklyon, Jokestress, and me, who have at least a perception of a conflict of interest in a set of WP pages. Various editors disagree on who has how significant of a COI on what. In order to prevent whatever COI I might be perceived to have from affecting Wikipedia, I pledge not to edit article space of the pages listed below, and I invite both Dicklyon, Jokestress to do the same.

— James Cantor (talk) 04:51, 9 February 2009 (UTC)

Thanks for your pledge. I can't reciprocate at this time, however. If we can get through mediation and arrive at a consensus for how to maintain balance and present both sides of the arguments, then I hope to be able to withdraw as well. At this point, I think I'm the only editor who is not a principal in the off-wiki controversy who stands up for the side that you're not on. If you know some other editor willing to take on that role, let me know. Dicklyon (talk) 06:01, 9 February 2009 (UTC)

Pledge II[edit]

I have been appointed Editor-in-Chief of Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment (as of 1 Jan 2010). Although I expect to continue editing on the topic, I will cease editing that page (except, potentially, for removing spam or BLP violations, etc.).
— James Cantor (talk) 17:49, 3 January 2010 (UTC)


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For making the Erotic asphyxiation article readable, Simon Speed (talk) 00:41, 12 June 2008 (UTC)
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When you came you were in all honesty destructive. Now you are a good editor with good knowledge of WP policies. You could have taken their enforcement personally. You could have been discouraged but you weren't. Thanks for staying with us crazy people. Hfarmer (talk) 12:26, 16 August 2008 (UTC)
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Thank you for contributing to the Sexology and Sexuality Wikiproject! Atom (talk) 03:49, 24 August 2008 (UTC)
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For your services to to the scholarly coverage of human sexuality on wikipedia. Hfarmer (talk) 14:08, 15 January 2009 (UTC)
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I have to say that while I do not know the entire story of things with you and jokestress your comments and conduct at ANI particularly in recognizing that a topic and interaction ban may be in everyone's interest even when it doesn't serve you well is impressive. I am impressed sir. Hell In A Bucket (talk) 17:55, 25 January 2013 (UTC)

For reference[edit]

I have found these pages useful, so I keep them to remind myself:

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