Some women, Commander Norton decided long ago, should not be allowed aboard ship; weightlessness did things to their breasts that were too damn distracting. It was bad enough when they were motionless; but when they started to move, and sympathetic vibration set in, it was more than any warm-blooded male should be asked to take.
A basic precept of intimate communication is that each person owns her own feelings. No one ‘makes’ you feel jealous or insecure –the person who makes you feel that way is you. No matter what the other person is doing, what you feel in response is determined inside you. Even when somebody deliberately tries to hurt you, you make the choice about how you feel.
A subset of this myth is the belief that if you’re really in love, you will automatically lose all interest in others; thus, if you’re having sexual or romantic feelings toward anyone but your partner, you’re not really in love. This belief has cost many people a great deal of happiness through the centuries yet is untrue to the point of absurdity: a ring around the finger does not cause a nerve block to the genitals.
Las redes de la araña no son cualquier cosa: tiene que hacer cálculos de resistencia de materiales, tiene que contar con las sacudidas de la presa, tiene que considerar la posibilidad de ráfagas violentas y acondicionar su tela de suerte que se combe a su empuje como una vela, pero sin dejarse romper; ha de estudiar los apoyos más convenientes para sus cables, ha de emplear una geometría que exige cálculos científicos,