In the former case, the sting comes from the dishonesty — the sense of a contract having been breached, rather than the physical act. When Arla is excited, Jethro is guaranteed to get an erection. DO clarify your terms. Compersion is antithetical to jealousy and envy. Our partners also experience compersion and if they are in other relationships, bring the joy back to their other partners and so on.
Group marriage — any polyamorous combination which includes partners agreeing to a life commitment to each other. Do we stop making plans? If your partners are looking for a long-term relationship and you want something casual, conflicts may arise. But Brooke called me out on this and dug deeper. On the other hand, there is a hierarchy and a core couple at the heart of every open relationship.