Except the Loom crap is just that. I know Who canon is not like Trek canon, but I disavow Lungbarrow as having any connectiion with the truth of Who. Looms are for the Loons.
Well, dismissing Lungbarrow wouldn't make much difference as it isn't even the book which introduced the looms. Helps if you actually read the literature you have a strong opinion on! I recommend it, as Lungbarrow is a very strong, evocative story from one of Doctor Who's best ever writers. Not the weird anti-sex manual that people here seem to picture.