Hi. I hope you don't mind Peachtaboo if I jump in here & ask an additional question to the more experienced members. I've also been wondering about 'compersion' & found the answers helpful. But I'm wondering if there is a difference between 'compersion' & the term I've read somewhere, briefly, called 'erotic voyeurism'.
I think there is a distinct difference but that one (voyeurism) could easily be considered a subset of the other (compersion).
"Compersion" seems to be tied to genuine happiness derived from another's state of happiness with possible total disregard for our own place in that.
Does that mean that there can't be other side benefits at the same time (the voyeuristic stimulation) ? I can't see a need for that restriction.
But neither does one make the other. But I can see the fine line and potential for confusion.