"For a woman affection is like water to a plant without it we slowly wither away. Your willingness to be tender gives us a sense of validation because we feel cared for, on the flip side we are likely to become insecure when you are continuously distant particularly during the early phase."
"Affection is like a good story: it should have a beginning, middle, and end. Making our affection gestures into rituals plays into the cat's love of schedules. We can make the entire move long or short, but creating a repeatable series of events is soothing and enjoyable."
"But one thing must be clear. As much as we want to make our partner feel loved, we mustn't overdo it. Because yes, it's possible to OVERDO it. Affection is like food. If you feed her too much the stomach will start hurting. If you shower her with too much affection she'll take it for granted, and she'll enjoy it less, instead of more."
METAMIA is a free database of analogy and metaphor. Anyone can contribute or search. The subject matter can be anything. Science is popular, but poetry is encouraged. The goal is to integrate our fluid muses with the stark literalism of a relational database. Metamia is like a girdle for your muses, a cognitive girdle.