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Old 08-01-2018, 12:27 AM
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They all think it's a cute thing - I assume it's easier for girls than guys, so, apologies, guys - I feel your pain.
Thank you for understanding I'm frequently envious of women with this fetish since they could get away with practically flaunting it without so much as arousing (heh) suspicion. Balloons kind of fall into the same category as flowers, so it's completely ordinary for adult women to love them and even play with them, but somewhat unusual for a man to do the same. I know some people will just say "don't worry about it" but I'm an extremely self-conscious person and I can't help but assume everyone else notices all the same things I would notice.
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Old 08-01-2018, 01:17 AM
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Thank you for understanding I'm frequently envious of women with this fetish since they could get away with practically flaunting it without so much as arousing (heh) suspicion. Balloons kind of fall into the same category as flowers, so it's completely ordinary for adult women to love them and even play with them, but somewhat unusual for a man to do the same. I know some people will just say "don't worry about it" but I'm an extremely self-conscious person and I can't help but assume everyone else notices all the same things I would notice.
I feel the same way, it seems like girls of any age can enjoy playing with balloons or having balloons around, but with guys it stops being accepted once puberty hits. It's ironic since puberty is when the fetish develops
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Old 08-01-2018, 02:08 AM
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Thank you for understanding I'm frequently envious of women with this fetish since they could get away with practically flaunting it without so much as arousing (heh) suspicion. Balloons kind of fall into the same category as flowers, so it's completely ordinary for adult women to love them and even play with them, but somewhat unusual for a man to do the same. I know some people will just say "don't worry about it" but I'm an extremely self-conscious person and I can't help but assume everyone else notices all the same things I would notice.
What woman (or man for that matter) plays with flowers? How would one even achieve that?
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Old 08-01-2018, 05:34 AM
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I was somewhat ambiguous but I was referring to balloons
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Old 08-01-2018, 08:50 PM
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I agree, I find it kinda interesting that this is such a divided topic. Personally, as a general rule, I wouldn't share with my friends what I am into sexually. And honestly, I'd be every bit as confused and taken aback if one of my friends decided to tell me what their kink is as well. I mean, I don't judge those of you all who feel as if this is something that they must share because it is such an important part of your life. While I never would, and I agree that balloons are a very important part of my life, the only think I could think of that could motivate someone to share is something to closely attached to their sexuality is akin to someone sharing their sexual orientation. Correct me if I'm wrong of course, but whether you are heterosexual or homosexual (or somewhere else along the spectrum) is something quintessential to one's personal identity and how they even relate to others in life. If someone felt that loving balloons is something as close to their personal identity as one's sexual orientation is, it would make sense to me that they would feel compelled to share.

While balloons are very important to me, I see them as a fetish and an important part of my sexual identity, but in my world sharing that much about me wouldn't extend beyond my sexual partners. Currently, my wife knows. I've shared it with a girlfriend in college once, and three women I dated during medical school but that's it. All of those girlfriends except one, have been respectful of keeping my secret. I actually wrote about it in an earlier post that my one crazy ex actually shared my balloon fetish without my consent with a number of our mutual high-school friends and acquaintances. I was very upset about this, but to be honest nothing has come of it.

In one special case, I shared it with a female friend of mine but that's because she used to live in my condo where I would regularly play with balloons. When I left and she continued to live there, she came back to me with a number of questions about why she was always finding balloon shards around the house. Because heroin is sometimes transported in balloons, her first thought was that I was on drugs. Fortunately, she and I were close enough friends that I didn't feel too awkward about sharing what was really going on. On top of that, although she and I never dated, there was always a lot of sexual tension in that friendship and we were casual sexual partners for a short period of time. I actually wrote a balloon story about her on here once. http://blowtopop.net/showthread.php?p=46426#post46426 A couple of times, before my wife stepped into the picture she and I would sometimes get together and pop balloons for fun. My friend kinda found it a fun activity to begin with, plus the added layer that I was getting sexually aroused by it was something that she enjoyed as well. She and I are still friends to this day, and our paths occasionally cross due to our professions, but I try to keep my interactions to a minimum given our history out of respect to my wife. She sometimes sends me pictures of balloons to say hi, and once or twice has proposed that we get together and pop balloons like old times. I don't do drugs or drink, and sometimes I think to myself, jeez I would love to have a friend that I could just unwind with by getting together and popping balloons (like how people get together with friends to have a drink). But I always decline because I don't want to entertain the idea of stoking sexual tension between us again because I don't want to disrespect my wife.

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Old 15-01-2018, 05:36 AM
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For many years, mainly into my late teens, it was a source of crushing shame. The shame wasn't religious in origin, I just felt like isolated in something that could make one a social outcast. I long suspected it was also an addiction and felt so controlled by it. In a moment of weakness, I nearly came out to a family member, but they were incredibly supportive, indicating I need not elaborate more, as there was truly nothing wrong with it and how I explored was my private business.

As I grew into adulthood, I'd became fed up with the shame. Instead embracing it as part of my sexuality and an enjoyable way of expressing and exploring sex.
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