An explanation of inflation fetishism. AN ESSAY
A Look at Inflation Fetishism.
As an inflation fetishist, I have a great fascination with the cartoonish-ballooning of people. I am not the best writer and I am by no means a psychologist, but I have come to the conclusion that not everyone knows about inflation fetishism (IF). I wish to expound my thoughts, feelings and wish to give a general understanding of IF to the best of my ability.
The first question one would ask is “What is IF?”. The most basic explanation is that inflation fetishism is the fascination or sexual fascination of a person’s body parts expanding larger than human body proportions should allow. This explanation is quite broad and there are many niche groups that differ greatly. There are groups that like different inflated body parts, genders, animals vs people, inanimate objects and even what happens afterwards (bursting, infinite inflation”, etc.). Going back to the initial definition that I have given, IF is an affinity based on a transformation. Some people like to focus on the transformation process itself, the cause and effect, or a mixture of both. It all boils down to what types of inflation one prefers to another. I will dive into the most broad and popular inflation types and then go from there.
Before I go deep into the types, however, I would like to wind back and look at how one may acquire an inflation fetish and how it can become part of someone’s sexual drive. From my personal experience, it comes down to what kind of media one is subjected to when one is in their developmental stages. When I was about 6-8 years old, I watched many films and cartoons. One of my favorite films at that time was the original Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. In this film, there is a character by the name of Violet who eats unstable gum that causes her to swell into the shape of a blueberry. Since this is one of the first women that I was exposed to in film, in my age range, with any lasting memory, I was somewhat attracted to her. What happened to her also frightened me in a way and left a clear mental image of a girl’s body expanding outwards in all directions. As a child, I was also exposed to an abundance of cartoons. A common gag used for laughs in cartoons is a character swelling up or expanding when attached to a hose or air pump. The constant bombardment of these stimuli turned into a sexual fetish when I started to hit puberty. This is the case with many people I have communicated with online, and what movies and shows they have watched as children have greatly impacted the style of inflation that they find personally attractive today.
Mentally, what makes this fetish appealing? Well, there are two key positions in inflation media. There is the inflator, the person who is inflating someone, and the inflatee, the person being inflated. People who see themselves as an inflatee like the idea of their body expanding outwards. The idea of pressure building up inside them as their body pushes out in all directions is a turn on for the inflatee. An inflator, on the other hand, finds joy in inflating someone to either constrict them with their own body, feel them expand, or to have sex with an inflated person.
One of the most popular types of inflation is breast expansion. Many people who aren't into IF can still be sexually aroused to cartoonishly large breasts. It is one of the most sexualized body parts of the female anatomy to the point where people want larger breasts in reality (breast implants). Butt expansion falls under the same category with minor variations.
Belly inflation is also on the top of the inflation list. This one harbors back to cartoon inflations, where a character generally expands outwards from the center of their being.
To quickly sum up many other inflation types, if there is a body part or an object in existence, it expanding larger and rounder could be conceived as sexually arousing. A large amount of inflation fetishists are attracted to more types of inflation than just one. I, personally, am sexually attracted to large bellies, butts, and breasts. All three of theses factors combined at the same time cause an immense arousal that a regular nude picture of a woman would not supply. Some people might prefer a large butt, a mildly distended belly, and small breasts. The combinations are endless, making a finite analysis of IF nearly impossible.
Still staying in the realm of inflation types, one must also address how large a subject gets and what causes the subject to get larger. The most common methods of inflating a person are either with water or air. A new trend that is going around the community is slime inflation, in which a goo-monster forces itself into someone. Another popular inflation method among sexual fans is cum inflation. This is when a character cums so much into another character, that the cum starts filling up that character like a balloon. How big a character gets is also a point of arousal. This range can go from a character becoming as large a pregnant woman, or the size of the universe. I, personally, like it when a character becomes the size of a room. There is no limit to how big a character gets unless one is a fan of popping/bursting.
In the inflation community, bursting is somewhat of a taboo. There are two types, one being more acceptable in the community than the other. When a character reached their bursting point, they could pop and be cartoonishly fine. This is the more accepted version of popping. The more radical lust for popping is when the character explodes and dies gorily. Many people shun that version because they do not want death to be a part of their sexual fantasies. I prefer the latter because it establishes a limit to where dramatic tension can be build. Bursting, however can be a metaphorical climax to the inflation experience. Inflation could be the swelling escalation of sexual intercourse, and popping could, in the mind of an inflation fetishist, be ejaculation.
I hope that this short paper was able to explain a little about the massively broad inflation fetish. As stated, there are so many variants of the inflation fetish that is it near impossible to touch on all the subjects at once. This is just my two cents on the subject.
Thank you for taking the time to read this.