However, for fetishists the adrenaline rush associated with the "danger" that a balloon will pop produces a sexual response. A balloon fetish is a sexual fetish that involves balloons. Archived from the original PDF on 26 February Even those who are not phobic of the act of a balloon popping may prefer not to pop due to an anthropomorphized emotional attachment to the balloon, which is perfectly normal to non-poppers. It may even suggest that balloon fetish, for poppers and non-poppers alike, is part of the BDSM spectrum of fetishes in which a controlled amount of danger is used to elicit a pleasurable fight-or-flight response in participants.
Giuliana. Age: 22.
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Everly. Age: 29.
A different form of this fetish is the "Bubblegum Balloon Fetish" or "Bubblegum Looning", where, instead of latex balloons, Bubblegum is used to produce small to big balloons in the form of bubbles depending on the size of the gum. Additional injuries may occur due to friction and static electricity during prolonged interactions with balloons. Depending on the extent to which this phobia persists through and after puberty , balloon fetishists may regard balloons bursting as either essential to the sexual experience and frequently refer to themselves as poppers , or to be avoided at all costs as non-poppers.