Inflatophilia is a sexual fetish involving one's body inflating like a balloon. It is distinct from breast expansion fetishism in that it involves other parts of the body inflating, such as the stomach, the rear, or even the entire body inflating like a balloon, sometimes to the point of becoming spherical. As can be expected, this is considered a fictional paraphilia as the human body cannot normally be inflated.
This paraphilia was popularized through cartoons and movies, such as Violet Beauregarde in Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, though these were not originally intended to have sexual connotations.
The inflation fetish is usually tied to balloon and/or pregnant fetishes.
Most inflatophiles credit their fetish to inflation in media, such as cartoons and movies including Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory. There is also an element of power play or bondage within this paraphilia, since the "inflatee" is usually not in control of the inflation (through magical means or otherwise,) or because of the immobility induced by the inflation.
Most inflatophiles, however, recognize that their paraphilia is fictional in nature and their fetish can only exist in the realm of fantasy.
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