My body is wierd. Obviously this should come as no surprise at all to anyone who knows me well enough to read this blog, but occasionally, I get reminded of this fact in rather overt ways.
You should all by now know the convoluted nature of my love life, and that whilst I love Chris, I don't miss the other boys any less as a result.
Your body notices things subconsciously, if you wear a necklace every day you notice that you're not because of the slight difference in weight, freedom of movement, and comfort (or discomfort). Given the same requirement or circumstances over a continued period of time you develop muscle memory, which equally takes a long period of time to change or lose. That's all fine, I get that.
When I get into bed some nights, and put my arm around Chris, my body notices something... not wrong, just different to what it expected. The body it's over isn't as scrawny as it was expecting, I can't feel the entire spine and ribcage; or my arm isn't as high up as it thought it would be, because chris sleeps on his front rather than his side. The boy I've just put my arm around is Chris, and not either of the other two it might want to be cuddling up to. But what's constantly wierd about this is that I haven't gone to bed wishing I had Terence to hug or whatever; I've gone to bed thinking, "yay, getting into bed with boyfriend" and then "snuggle up to chris time." I'm very obviously and consciously thinking about the fact that Chris is the guy I'm with. And then I put my arm over him and there's a physical body driven response that goes, huh, "that's odd... oh yeah..." What further confuses me about this is that I haven't spent that much time with the people who aren't Chris; just a few weeks with each of them. That shouldn't be long enough to develop that kind of muscle memory, and given the amount of time apart, and that it's Chris I get into bed with every single night, it certainly should have got out of that problem.
Like I say, it's not that I'm going, "oh, chris isn't the person I want", it's that my body just doesn't seem to be expecting it, despite all rather obvious signs to the contrary.