Community & Compersion
One role that polyamory plays in culture is to help us rebuild our fragmented communities. Households meet other households, lovers meet one another’s lovers and group events based on intimacy appear in cities around the country. What makes that possible is dedication to multiple relationships. This in turn is facilitated by compersion, the emotion of allowing and embracing the pleasures and life path of the people we love. Compesion is based on the recognition that your partner is a whole person, based on your own experience of yourself as a whole person. This sense of wholeness is extended into our community experiences and becomes the experience through which we embrace one another in a cooperative rather than competitive way.