Thank you to Anna D. Hirsch with PositivelyPolyAnna.com for creating Metamour Day cards
As Valentine’s Day approaches, the National Coalition for Sexual Freedom (NCSF) reminds everyone that there is a wide range of relationship structures that are typically marginalized. In honor of interpersonal relationship diversity, we celebrate February 28th as Metamour Day!
“As consensual non-monogamy becomes more common, we need to honor these relationships,” says Ceyda Kirin, Director of Metamour Day and NCSF Board Member. “And with the added stress and isolation caused by the pandemic, now more than ever we need to acknowledge and celebrate our partner’s partners.”
Metamour Day is a way to appreciate the special role of a metamour, your partner’s partner and to acknowledge the supportive and beneficial impact of non-monogamy on our collective lives. It’s about communal appreciation of our family structures, rather than forced compersion (the opposite of “jealousy” or a positive emotional reaction to a loved one’s other relationship).
Metamour Day is an opportunity to celebrate the unique and special relationships that are formed through consensual non-monogamy. Check out the Metamour Day page to find more information and resources about what you can do to participate, and see our What is a Metamour? video.