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Old 08-05-2011, 10:02 PM
Windflower Windflower is offline
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Default Sense of Smell and Polyamory

Disclaimer: English is not my first language so please don't be offended by my choice of words. I know that some of these kinds of words might have negative connotations and I'm not as sensitive to them as those who speak English as their first language. I'm using the word 'smell' purely in a neutral sense to describe the things you sense with your nose.


I noticed an strange thing couple of days ago and wondered if anyone else has experienced something similar. I notice that I react quite strongly to what my husband smells like. Moonlightrunner had been spending time with BlackUnicorn and VanillaIce, and naturally also been intimate with them, so when he got home his normal smell was mixed with their smells. I found that that caused a very strange feeling, almost like he suddenly wasn't himself or something was really out of place.

Rationally thinking this is not a problem, but then the feeling was something so ancient that reason has nothing to do with it. It was similar to the profound feeling of being in the wrong place I had after our son was born and taken to the ICU, only milder. I think I'm trying to say that it was some sort of instinct you can not reason with but have to just try to cope and instead to choose your actions rationally.

My own reaction to this was somewhat amazed and amused: Apparently I know "my people" by their smell

Has anyone else had similar experience?
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