I've visited the forum every once in a while, but thought it was about time I registered, even if only to throw out my own thoughts and preferences occasionally.
I'm a young(er) guy who's had a fetish for balloons probably since early childhood. I just remember sitting on a balloon at one point, and whether it felt good on its own or if it was the excitement from doing something that might pop it or might get me in trouble, that feeling stuck around until I started experimenting and finding out this was an actual fetish.
I don't have the living situation or money to just do whatever I want, but I'm currently pretty happy with my own preferences. I prefer the larger, tougher punch-ball balloons you can get at the dollar store to the flimsy cheap 11'' or smaller ones, and haven't bought any of the choice brands people around here seem to prefer. I like that my purchases can take a beating though.
I'm a non-popper, though I can handle balloons popping even if I quite dislike it. I'm not phobic, and the tension is of course part of what makes the whole thing exciting, but if I could magic up a balloon that would never pop I would do it. I think I'm also a bit different in that blowing up a balloon or seeing others do the same doesn't excite me. It's much more about riding or other physical contact for me. This might be related to the fact that I get off using pressure more than the usual methods like stroking. That might be unnecessary info, but it's always been a little interesting to me.
I'm straight and don't tend to question my orientation, and my fetish, though inescapable, doesn't seem to affect my other sexual preferences, though I hope to find someone with whom I don't mind sharing what tends to be considered a very strange kink.
Nice to meet everybody. I'll probably see you around.