The Ready For Polyamory Podcast

Episode 5: Compersion

July 11th, 2020

Compersion is typically defined in the polyamorous community as happiness at the happiness of one's partner with their other partner(s). Some people go so far as to use the phrase "the opposite of jealousy." Laura discusses the concept, the possibility of broadening this definition to "positive empathy for one's partner" and whether that waters down the concept too far (and if so, if we need the concept) - with Kimota Tigerlily and Seva.

Related blog posts to today's podcast include:

Seva is a community educator in alternative relationships and the rope community and helped build Upline rope studio which is at

Kimota Tigerlily is a foodie, shibari enthusiast, has a page on O. N. L. Y. F> A> N> S> (Because I'd like a chance at maybe getting the one named after a fruit to take my podcast someday I'm not direct linking) username kimotatigerlily; you can find her at @KimotaTigerlily on Twitter and @KimotaxTigerlily on Instagram, as well as her thoughts on polyamory on tumblr here:

As always, intro and outro music provided by the lovely Vince Conaway, who can be found at

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