1. Taking emotional
or sexual gratification
from the act or idea of a loved one or partner seeking
or receiving gratification from another person.
2. A trait commonly found
in people who identify as polyamorous
. It is often experienced as a driving
force toward polyamory
and open relationships
, as these are the best ways to express compersion without deception or games in a relationship.
3. A viewpoint which regards
a partner as an individual with their
own needs and desires, and fully accepts
the independent pursuit of those desires.
4. A voyeuristic
appreciation for the concept of one's partner engaging in sexual
or intimate activities with a 3rd party.
5. An important component for a successful and drama-free threesome
within a relationship.
6. A positive reaction in a situation that
stereotypically induces a jealousy
"You're ok with
your girlfriend having
"Yeah, I'm compersive. For me its kind of like watching my girlfriend in a porno, I just sit back and enjoy
"I appreciate that
he finds sex elseware. Compersion takes
a lot of the stress off our relationship since
I'm too busy to give
it up as often as he wants."
"Watching her move with
him as they
screwed gave me a whole new perspective on sex. I was so blown away I just had to jump
"I ship out tomorrow, and I made her promise to have lots
of sex while I'm gone! I dont want my baby deprived because I'm not around for a few months. Its a little weird sometimes, but I feel compersion
more often than
jealousy, so its really not a problem."
"Dude, arent you jealous?"
"Are you kidding? That
"Most of my pleasure in relationships
comes from my partner's enjoyment. It makes me happy when they enjoy
themselves, and I've found that
I dont even have to be the cause
of their pleasure in order
it. Just knowing they
makes me happy
." -The Dave