Looners: Inside the world of balloon fetishism

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McIntyre, Karen E;
(2011)
  • Publisher: eScholarship, University of California
  • Subject: looners | balloon fetishism | fetishists | fetish | balloon fetish | Karen McIntyre | journalism | UC Berkeley | Graduate School of Journalism | Chris Burney | Katharine Gates | Paul Abramson | balloons | Social and Behavioral Sciences

In the spring of 1997, Shaun had just broken up with a boyfriend, and his roommate had moved out. Living alone for the first time and relieved of the fear that someone might walk in the door, he was finally able to indulge his fantasy. The young man sat on his couch and... View more
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