Believe it or not, some of us like and appreciate exposition, especially when it's the best--if not the only--way to get through a chapter. There was a more vulgar term that I was going to use, matching up against "balls up" and "belly up," but I don't think the censor nor the mod stick would allow it. Could that be because you don't entirely know either??? You don't necessarily have to. When we think too much about it, none of us want to say our mothers are perfect. But that's not point my point. This is: if Felix was ridiculously fawned over by his mom when he was an infant, told "no one going to love you as much as me," then he may think the same thing about all women, that they're tender but powerful goddesses like his mum was... thus explaining, to a certain extent, his attitude toward women. By the way, Freud also said that men want to have sex with their mothers, so you can see why I'm using his logic sparingly, because incestuous desires don't apply to Felix (as far as we know ). I might've completely walked off on the wrong tangent there, but I hope I made myself clear. PS- What's a "he-ho"?