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Defined as the feeling of elation or joy that someone in a polyamorous relationship feels when they see one of their lover/partners spending time with another relationship.

In the context of polyamory – compersion is often referenced as the opposite of jealousy.

Coined by Kerista Commune, the feeling is described as experiencing positive feelings in regards to your partners other relationships.


Drake felt a strong sense of compersion, knowing that his beloved wife was happy on a date with her boyfriend.