This was many years ago and I cannot even remember whether this was a novel or a short story. I do recall the symbiotic organisms described their hosts(us/humans) by the number of holes/orifices we had as opposed to male or female.
Sound familiar to anyone?
10 to 15 years maybe? But it could have been older at that time, I like the old anthologies, mags, and collections, My library/house burned in 2007 and it was a couple years before that at least.
what i remember is the descriptions of the hosts having 7 'holes/doors/etc' on top (head) and either 2(m) or 3(f) 'holes/entrance/exits' on the bottom (or base maybe)? It was very first person from their view but I think the organisms were also male and female or 'married' to another symbiot/parasite but in other host like a couple behind the scenes of 'our' couples.
Sorry thats all i remember, I was thinking I never finished the story and would like to as I really enjoyed the perspective, I dont remember whether they were "in control" of the host but i remember we(humans) were very un aware and not even recognized as intelligent (by our 'masters').