Re: Sex, Kids, and Religon
From: Barbara Saunders (
Date: Wed, 1 Feb 95 18:29 CST
> On Wed, 1 Feb 1995, Barbara Saunders wrote:
> > Also, there's the issue of how to deal with "breakups" in a mixed mono/poly
> > cohousing context.  If a member of a monogamous couple "cheats", how
> > does this impact the community relationships.  I've seen this issue
> > divide people in workplaces, where it really has no bearing.  In a co-
> > housing community, it could be very sticky.  
> I don't think this is made much more of an issue in a community where 
> there are both mono and poly relationships.  In the ideal case, the poly 
> people wouldn't get involved with someone who was lying to their 
> partner.  How unpleasant!  When you get used to being honest about who 
> your sleeping with, this kind of arrangment just seems weird.

Oh, I agree!  
> As for the less than ideal cases (which include any kind of cheating) I 
> don't really see that the poly element makes it much more likely. 

Don't think it makes it more "likely", but makes the confusion more
pronounced for the community members who haven't "decided" what they
think of poly at all.


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