What do partners think about it ?
As mentioned elsewhere on this site - there are some partners who have not
been told - some who are told after a period of marriage - and a recommendation
of openness - in other words that it should be discussed prior to
any marriage. If a partner is not told until sometime during the marriage
then they could suspect a lack of trust - with some degree of
justification. Partners often accept and enjoy the balloon fetish.
The partner will show varying degrees of acceptance or rejection - outright
rejection of the person is rare, rejecting the idea of using balloons during
sexual activity but not rejecting the person is more common. Varying degrees
of acceptance are common, from the occasional use of balloons during sexual
activity through to enthusiastic and regular encouragement with the
fetish. Acceptance or disapproval of the continuation of the solo use
of balloons follows a similar pattern.
It would appear that there is one more scenario which I have seen described
far too many times - initial acceptance of fetishistic activity followed
by a reduction in that activity, sometimes an eventual rejection of
fetishistic activity altogether. Although extremely rare this can be
due to a genuine dislike of the activity, but it is more
often a ( perfectly genuine ) attempt to turn
the fetishist into 'a normal person' - for their own good of course.
'Becoming normal' only occurs extremely rarely - and an attempt by a
partner to force the issue is the least likely process by which it
could occur. It is usually part of a 'hidden agenda' - and these have
absolutely no place at all in a caring relationship. However worthy
the cause appears to be, hidden agendas are an insidious attempt at
control, show deprecation of one partner by the other, usually fail
in their purpose, and damage the relationship even if they remain
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