Looners are people who are sexually aroused by popping and riding on top of balloons. They are also stimulated when in close proximity to balloons. Looners often have a mixed reaction when their balloons explode. Some become upset when their playthings wither away. Others enjoy the explosive pop a balloon makes, akin to an orgasm. For those who do not enjoy the final moments when a balloon pops, the fear is sparked by the similarity to the concept of death. Looners are often a soft-core and harmless fetish.