Looner Study: What I learned from liking balloons


I did an interview with Practitioner’s TV about balloons. This YouTube channel is out of Philadelphia and came to visit me to learn about what looners are and balloon & latex fetishism, based on a paper I wrote while in York College of PA in May of 2012. I agreed to the interview because I was promised the show was to promote acceptance rather then ostracize those who love balloons. The interview will be release this Thursday, June 22, 2017.

I have never shared the results of my questionnaires with anyone other than my professor and people who submitted responses and wanted to see the final thesis paper. I decided to share the paper now that the episode was coming out so people could see the full study along with the interview and the awesome song written by Dave DeHart of They & Them. Here is the link to the song he wrote based on the interview.

<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z2qNkOfwVLU&t=179s <—–Looner theme song written by Dave about my love for balloons.

Below are the links to my thesis paper for my professional writing class. I received a perfect score though she teased me I did miss some commas. ūüôā

Complete Looner study¬† ¬†<—–PDF version

Complete Looner study¬†<—–Word Doc version

Here is the link to my YouTube channel where I enjoy making videos for other people. They’re just me being silly, and blowing up balloons, and popping them. Either you’re into watching (or hearing) them or you’re not. It’s all good. I rarely make a video anymore, but I still think balloons are awesome.



Thanks for stopping by! If you like what you read and want others to read it too, show you care and share this post. ūüôā ūüôā

Please write me a note in the comments about your thoughts on the results of my paper.

Here’s the episode!!


There may be other links through the balloon tags on my blog site that don’t work. I had to delete tons of photos of balloons I had because I didn’t have space. ūüė¶

Bing Balloon Horse

Every now and then I like to use Bing Image search. ¬†Tonight I was curious to what Balloon Horse might produce. ¬†Here’s what I found!

No horsing around now!  ~P.

Balloons Make Me Smile

Balloon post cards from around the world!  Click on the first thumbnail to open the gallery.  Enjoy!  ~P.

Smell that Latex

My top 10 picks of pool toys I’d like to own (never mind I don’t have a pool) because I find them sexy. ¬†The look, the feel, the smell…it’s not cotton. ~P.

A looner pointed out that these toys are actually vinyl, which I did know, but was afraid vinyl would make people think of smelling the siding on their home.

Why Balloons?

Balloon appeal graph¬†<——click to see what is most appealing to 50 responses of The Looner Questionnaire. ¬†Found here—–>¬†http://girlboxer1970.com/2012/02/19/looner-questionnaire/

What is it about balloons that makes some people feel more than just an urge to smile?

Balloons come in all sizes, they are colorful, soft,make noise and have a unique smell.  Balloons stimulate all the senses: touch, sight, scent, hearing and taste.

Wait, taste?  Well, lick or bite a balloon.  That smell has a taste to go with it.

What would you pop the balloons with?!

What would you pop the balloons with?!

This common object–cheap, fragile and easy to obtain–is a source of pleasure to countless numbers of people. ¬†If this confuses you, I completely understand. ¬†After a year of research in multiple degrees of involvement, interviews, and textual reading, I fully understand the interest in balloon fetishism, a community which is exploding in size. ¬†(Pardon the pun, I couldn’t resist.)

The looner community is rather secretive and the only reason is because this fetish somehow is mentally connected to pedophilia in the minds of many people, who are not stimulated by balloons .  Pedophilia is a mental illness that causes sexual attraction to children.  This is not a fetish.  Crimes are committed in the act of pedophilia.  There is no crime in being a looner, and the only negativity is that imposed by ignorant people, not willing to understand what this harmless fetish is truly about.

I need to start thinking of creative titles.  Not that publishers really let you pick your own title, but who knows.  I might get lucky.

Drop me some comments….ideas/thoughts about a looner fetish book~!

I’m a happy popper! ¬†U?


Want to read about Looners?

Hello all….I am not able to publish my paper on balloon fetishist just yet.

If I am submitting to a magazine, scholarship, competition or scholarly journal, I don’t believe I can have previously published what I submit.

That’s the bad news.

The good news is if you email me a request to my school address at pcrider@ycp.edu I will send a portion of the paper.¬† State in your email that you will not share the segment without giving credit to me and my blogsite.¬†¬†Everyone gets the same thing.¬† A preview I suppose as it’s actually not finished.¬† ūüėČ

Thank you for supporting my writing and research!   It has been awesome!!!

Loon Writer and Happy Popper,


The freaky boob find

I was blowing up balloons to fill my front window.¬† It’s not like the neighbors don’t know we pop balloons.¬† Dale is constantly worried about the pop, especially at night.¬† I try to stick to no popping after 9 PM…pushing it later now and then.

So I start with this video.

http://youtu.be/_P9DFmKKZLU  The yellow balloon can bite me.

Next came this short vid…


I waited for Dale and decided to find balloon clips.

Stay tuned….listen for the pop.¬† ūüėČ


A balloon of a day @ YCP

Just a harmless prop ;-)

Just a harmless prop ūüėČ

Today I took two balloons to school with me.  One was inflated, the other was not.  The inflated balloon had a rubber band attached and a paperclip on the band.  The band was around my left wrist.  I was curious to how people would react.  Some smiled, some stared at the balloon and others just ignored me and my balloon.

Human Communications class was up first and that was my destination with my balloon.¬† Someone asked me if my informative speech was about balloons.¬† I said, “Yes it is.”¬† This cleared up the balloon on my wrist question.¬† I got the feeling my classmates thought my topic was a little silly.¬† They had no idea what they were in for.

In my¬†opening statement I introduced myself and stated “I’m here today to talk to you about balloons and the sexual fetish involving balloons.”¬†¬† I secretly took the paperclip point and popped the balloon causing the entire room to jump and laugh.¬† (It was awesome!)¬† With everyone’s full attention, I continued to give my speech.¬† I¬†shared with¬†the class what a fetish is, and specifically, a “loon or looner.”¬† I also explained that the act of someone inflating a balloon is stimulating to some looners.¬† Then I blew up a balloon with about 3 breaths and let it fly around the room and the class burst out laughing again.¬† (Oh yeah!)¬† As I explained some activities that looners include balloons or inflatables, I acted out a few.¬†¬†¬†The class found this very entertaining and even caused a few guys to hoot and one specific classmate (I won’t name her) started to snort with laughter.

I wrapped up my speech with a quick review, thanked them for listening and¬†ended with, “The next time you’re at a party and see balloons, ask yourself, “Do they look sexy?”

I received a nice round of applause, then I fielded half-a-dozen questions from my classmates and professor until the next speech had to start.¬† After class the professor said I did a really good job and he wished he would have taped it because it would have been a great example of¬†an informative speech¬†to show his classes.¬† (I saw the current example.¬† They had real 80’s hair.¬† Time for an updated version.)

So I’m feeling good about my balloon.¬† It made its way around campus this morning and was a fantastic prop in my speech.¬† My campus balloon.

I wonder if there were any looners in the audience?



balloon danger?

Balloons...not good hiding places.

Ok, this is scary.  I think I would keep a knife in my pocket just to be safe.



Miss J has cute feet!



I think I would like to try this inside a balloon trick.¬† I can’t imagine what a balloon that size costs!


inflate, step and sit

I had a hand-full of balloons left and felt the need to pop!


I felt better afterwards!


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