The purpose of this Compact is to clearly delineate the rules of the Condom Commitment so that all members of this Condom Cadre shall have full understanding and agreement. The basic rules, as delineated by Morning Glory Zell in her article, "A Bouquet of Lovers" (GE89) are simple:
The procedure for obtaining consent from all members of the Cadre for the admission of a new member shall be as follows: All extant members of the Cadre must be asked in advance, and not in the presence of the prospective new member, that they may deliberate without pressure before returning a verdict. Members must exercise respect and restraint by getting written approval from all members of the Cadre before having unprotected sex with a prospective new member. If it somehow it occurs that a new member is accepted into the Cadre without the knowledge or permission of one or more extant members (who may, for example, not be available or actively involved when the decision is made), it is imperative that said extant members be informed of the inclusion o f a new member prior to their next unprotected sexual encounter with any of the other members of the Cadre.
In order to clarify these issues and assure mutual knowledge and agreement, all current members of this Cadre shall be listed herein.
Signification of approval by other members shall be indicated by initials following the names. When new members are added, an updated copy of this document shall be presented to them and to all other members. If a present member wishes to withdraw from the Cadre, they must inform at least two of the members who will inform the others, and a new copy of this list will be presented to all to reflect the change. Inclusion of our names here signifies agreement with these conditions.