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Ballooning And Other Kinks You Didn't Know Existed

Kinks are no longer taboo in the world of sex. People have made businesses out of foot fetishes, you can literally buy fuzzy handcuffs at Walmart, and I don’t know a single person who hasn’t experimented with some light choking. Yeah, times are changing.

And while it seems like everyone is an expert in different kinks these days, there is so much more to the world of kink than we’d ever think. And yes, 50 Shades of Grey girlies, I’m talking to you: We haven’t even scratched the surface when it comes to the kinks that exist out there.

The reality is that we all get turned on by pretty different stuff — but sometimes it’s things you’d never guess. Sex is all about having fun and learning about what gives you pleasure — even if it’s something that other people might side-eye a bit.

So while you’ve probably heard about pee kinks (Urolagnia) and wax play, here are five kinks and fetishes you never knew existed. And if any of these make your heart beat a little faster, well, you’re welcome.


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Nope, this isn’t some sort of clever name for something totally different — ballooning is the sexual fetish of balloons, and people who are involved in this are called “Looners.” There are people who get excited at popping balloons and others who get equally as excited just from rubbing balloons against their bodies. Makes you look at balloon animals differently, huh?

Free Use

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If you’re into the idea of your partner having access to having sex with you whenever, wherever, no matter what the circumstances are, you might be into free use. It’s basically the idea that you can get sexually “used” by a partner at any moment, but it takes a lot (and I mean a lot) of communication and of course, consent. Seriously, if this is something you want to try with a partner make sure you have a lengthy discussion about your feelings and whatever boundaries you have.


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You’ve heard of a golden shower but have you heard of a Roman shower? Emetophilia involves sexual arousal from — I kid you not — vomit. Whether it’s watching others vomit or vomiting yourself, if you’re into emetophilia, that pretty much means all kinds of puke makes you horny.


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Using context clues here, you are correct — this involves being turned on by the idea of theft or stealing something. Whether it’s petty theft or some big heist, people who are into Kleptolagnia find sexual pleasure in stealing. So maybe bank robbers are just horny??


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Forniphilia is basically in the BDSM family but to simply explain it, it involves pretty extreme bondage in a way that turns your partner into human furniture. So, you’d tie them up and have them stay in the same position for hours sometimes posing as a chair, foot stool, or table — any kind of furniture really. And as with any form of BDSM, this requires a whole lot of consent and trust.

Syeda Khaula Saad
Syeda Khaula Saad
Syeda Khaula Saad is a sex & dating writer at Betches despite not remembering the last time she was in a relationship. Just take her word for it.