You want to delve into the world of balloons and become a looner or balloonatic, but how do you start. We’ve got you covered with the basics.
- Decide If You’re a Popper, Non-Popper or Semi-Popper – Does the idea of popping a balloon turn you on? You could be a popper. They have specific techniques on how they pop balloons. And, some can’t pop unless their balloons pop. Non-poppers are either not turned on by popping and enjoy the sensation and feel of the balloon against their skin and/or really don’t like the noise of popping or it scares them. The acts of inflating, rubbing, kissing, and holding balloons bring them joy. A semi-popper is a mix of a popper and non-popper. If you don’t know which of the three categories you fall under, play around a bit and see what turns you or freaks you out.
- How to Pop – The adrenaline rush of popping a balloon is indescribable. Common methods of popping include sitting, bouncing, riding, squeezing, stomping or using an object to pop it such as long fingernails, needles, safety pins, stiletto heels, and even lit cigarettes.
- Balloons Come in Many Sizes & Shapes – Small balloons can be nice, but many looners prefer bigger ones (24-36 inches) and enjoy figure shaped balloons like giant dolls in the shape of ducks, skeletons, snowmen, Santa Claus, penguins, monsters, caterpillars, bunnies, worms, and much more or round like a Mickey Mouse head shape. Keep in mind if a balloon is too big and you want to lie or sit on it, you could lose your balance and fall off, which would kill the mood. Size, durability, and bounce are the three most important attributes to most balloon fetishists, but taste, smell, color, neck length, brand, and durability also come into play. Many looners prefer red balloons and clear and yellow balloons came in a close second and third. Red is very popular because it can harken back to childhood or the infamous movie The Red Balloon. Yellow balloons are also nostalgic and can remind you of yellow rubber duckies and raincoats. Clear balloons are very practical and people like them because they can see their features pressed up against them. If you get a life-size clear balloon, you can climb inside for extra fun. Some looners are sticklers for which colors to use and what they signify, and others just go with what colors turn them on. Balloon Buddies offers 25 colors of balloons. Popular brands for looners include Qualatex, Cattex, Belball, Unique, and Tuftex.
- Don’t Be Afraid to Tell Your Partner – Go ahead and let them know that want to try the fetish for the first time with them. Don’t wait too long, and realize there’s no perfect moment to let them know. Communication is important in any relationship, especially when it comes to your kinks and fetishes, and you can’t hide them for long. If someone really loves you, they will accept everything about you. And who knows, it may just be something they’ve been wanting to try too.
If you’d like to learn even more, Looners United has many instructional/tutorial videos that can be viewed at http://www.looners-united.com/en/tutorials/. They can also help you find online balloon communities and clubs and events around the world, and so can Balloon Buddies http://www.balloonbuddies.com/guidelinesmen.html.
Purchase figure shaped balloons in many size and color variations at https://www.balloons-united.com/en/balloons/shape/figure.html