A balloon fetish is a sexual fetish that involves balloons. Like many paraphiliasthe origins of a balloon fetish are complex and vary between individuals, but may be explained as a form of sexual imprinting. Many "looners" attribute their fetish to early sexual or pre-sexual experiences with balloons, often involving their being burst by members of the desirable sex. Depending on the extent to which this phobia persists through and after pubertyballoon fetishists may regard balloons bursting as either essential to the sexual experience and frequently refer to themselves as poppersor to be avoided at all costs as non-poppers. Even those who balloons fetish tgp
not phobic of the act of a balloon popping may prefer not to pop due to an anthropomorphized emotional attachment to the balloons fetish tgp,
which is perfectly normal to non-poppers.