And My Friends Really Don't Get It...I have a very hug-happy group of friends. It is very rare I like to be hugged. When they come in for a hug I shrink and cringe, which offends them. They get angry, we fight a little, they go off, cool down, and come back apologizing. Unfortunately for me, apologizing always, always involves a hug. They just don't seem to grasp the concept of personal space. I love them very much, and I have no idea why I'm this way, but I can't hug or cuddle and I definitely can't spoon. Just because you're sleeping over in my bed does not give you an excuse to curl around my body. I have a very big bed. Use it.
And then there's the rare occasion I don't mind being touched and I do hug and I do cuddle. It's fun while it lasts. But when I say it's over I get a lot of confused looks, due to the fact that my friends think if I give them a hug, I'm "cured". This is a very sad cycle, and one of the few rifts I have with an otherwise solid group of chums. I'm not entirely sure what I'm going to do if I get a boyfriend. He'll just have to understand better than my friends do that my body is mine and you can only touch it with permission.