Video interview with custom fetish model Paige Erin Turner

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– Southern state charm with the BALLOON ANGELS – 

Today I present you BALLOON ANGELS, a custom studio from the USA. David, the photographer and editor, was so kind to interview Paige Erin Turner for us, who is a popular looner and fetish model. But now comes the really great thing: it´s not just a written interview, David also made a short videoclip!

David, thank you very much! Could you first tell us some hard facts about you and your work?

Balloon Angels was founded around 2007 by balloon and wrestling model Tara Bush. During the early years Tara was the main model working for Balloon Angels with me serving as her primary photographer/editor. Over the years multiple models have joined Tara in working with Balloon Angels and most of them continue to do so to this day. Tara still works behind the scenes as an advisor and periodically still provides custom balloon shoots for long time fans. I provide most of the videography and editing for Balloon Angels and serves as the project manager for most sets. Each of the models however also produce balloon material outside of Balloon Angels.

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In general the Balloon Angel models are both highly experienced in working with balloons and enjoy what they do as well. Included in the Balloon Angel’s stable of models are Kobe Lee, Galas, Paige Erin Turner, Jacquelyn Velvets and other guest stars who appear from time to time. Often the models are heavily involved in building sets, communicating with fans and offering their own creative input into their productions.

When working under the Balloon Angel umbrella most efforts are focused on custom requests and shoots specifically designed for a particular fan. This enables the girls to concentrate of fulfilling a particular fantasy for an individual and making the experience personal in nature.

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During shoots the girls may also produce clips for their own web site or clips4sale offerings. Shoots generally take place in studios in the Atlanta area, but at times they also take place on locations throughout the US. Depending on demand, shoots may last for hours or even over the course of several days.

Paige has been heavily involved with Balloon Angels for over five years and is one of their more popular models. Bringing a fun, country fresh attitude to the set has been her trademark over the years. Highly popular with her fans, she is heavily involved in contributing her ideas to custom shoots and introducing her own personality to everything from building sets to how she performs in front of the camera. In addition to using the studios in Atlanta, Paige also offers her Tennessee country home as a backdrop to many of her sets.

That´s where we are today, but get to know more in the interview with Paige now!

Transcription of the interview:

Paige, tell us a little about yourself and how you began working with balloons.

Hi. I’m Paige Erin Turner and I’ve been building this beautiful set with these BALLOONS UNITED balloons. They’re so pretty. I love this purple color. And I just wanted to tell you a little about myself. I’m from Tennessee and I first did my very first balloon shoot probably like about eight years ago. It’s been a while. And I did a few balloon shoots initially and then…I do a lot of request work so I didn’t get balloon requests for a while and then suddenly about two years ago I started getting so many balloon requests. I was very happy about it. So I’ve done a lot of balloon stuff since then.

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So what do you like the most about shooting with balloons?

It’s just so fun. Like it’s like the balloons are happy and bright and colorful and I just get to laugh and giggle and be silly and enjoy myself!

How do your friends and family react when you tell them what you’re doing?

Well, there are really like two reactions. Some people are like oh wow that sounds like fun ya know. That’s different but it sounds like fun. Other people are like hmmmmm is that a thing. Like what do you do with…….why??? So people are like mostly confused or they’re like oh that’s cool.

How would you describe your interactions with the balloon community?

They have all been really nice. Like they’re very friendly. Very nice people. Ya know. And it’s interesting. I find it very interesting how passionate everyone is. I think it’s great ya know that everybody is really into this. So yeah, it’s cool.

What are some of your craziest experiences on a balloon shoot?

Well today it’s been really windy so it’s been interesting like trying to control and corral the balloons while we’re shooting outside. But one of my earlier balloon shoots I was shooting for Dave for Balloon Angels and I walked down into the basement. We were going to do sets down there and it was all set up and I was blown away. I had never seen … it was like floor to ceiling balloons. I had never seen so many balloons in my entire life. I was totally blown away. And there were huge ones. There were like five foot balloons down there. Like I had to get my phone and like I had to take pictures of this. This is crazy. This is amazing!

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Tell us about your clips for sale store.

Its Clips For Sale store number 69103 and it’s called Paige’s Fetish Variety Show. And the kind of name tells you there is not just one thing. It’s a good bit of variety. There is a lot of balloon stuff cause like I said I’ve been getting a lot of balloon request the past couple of years. So yay for that!! But it also is, ya know, there are ideas and requests people send in, custom orders and then things that I think hey, this might be interesting.

Do you have a limit of what you will or won’t do?

Uh, I don’t do like any boy-girl sexual work. Just not my thing. Um and I don’t do things like I don’t do smoking. I know smoking is very popular but I’ve never been a smoker. I’m just not good at it. And so it’s like…yuk.

So if someone wanted a custom request from you what would they do?

It kind of depends on . If it’s a balloon request honestly the best thing to do is to get in touch with me through Balloon Angels because we work together a lot and Dave knows a lot of logistics about shooting balloon stuff. If it’s anything else you can email me at and that’s the best way to get in touch with me.

Would you consider yourself a popper or a non-popper?

So as to whether I’m a popper or a non-popper, it’s kinda hard to say.  I mean I love balloons. They’re so fun to play with and to just like hug and squeeze and play with. They’re so pretty.  And sometimes after a balloon shoot, a stray balloon will just float around my house for weeks just there being happy.   

But, the popping….it can be fun too. I like to do it playfully, though. Like I don’t like being mean about the popping.    We’re all playing together. It’s fun popping.

What’s Your Favorite Kind of Balloon?

Well, like I said I really love the fact that there are bright, pretty colors and they look like pretty jewels or something and like the bigger ones like 16 or 18 inch something like that. Those are nice and yeah and they’re happy.

What’s your favorite method of popping?

Oooh. I think I like squeeze pops the most. Cause like you really get your hands on it there you know and it’s like you can draw it out.

What was one of your most fun shoots?

Ooohh. We did this one set where I got to wear a Belle costume like from the movie. I love costumes they’re so much fun. And so I got to do this whole setup, it was a really pretty set like helium balloons and everything. It was really pretty and then at the end, we did a big balloon drop and that was a lot of fun. The balloons were coming down. That was cool. I liked it. And it was fun to come and do the whole set up beforehand

Is there anything you would like to say to your fans?

I would just like to say thank you because it’s so much fun. The balloon shoots  I really love them. And it’s all because of you that I get to do these things and play with all these huge beautiful sets and all these different kinds of balloons! And then, you know, on top of that ya’ll have such nice comments on line and leave such nice notes and reviews and everything and I really appreciate it so much! I love that you enjoy the work that we do and I love, you know, bringing your fantasies to life. I love being able to do that and so, yeah, just definitely keep it coming.

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Balloon Fetish: sex toy balloon

– The german radio station Fritz reports about being a Looner on the international fetish day –

What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you hear the word „fetish“?
Probably the first associations are lacquer, leather, latex and BDSM. An outdated view I think, which should be changed. Because apart from BDSM there are a lot of other sexual preferences of course. That´s why us Looners with our fetish for balloons get more and more attention and popularity of the general fetish community as well.

In keeping with this issue, a new article about us was published on January the 15th, 2016, the international fetish day. Of course, I don´t want to reveal too much, but to summarize it a little bit: it´s about the Looning itself, about BALLOONS UNITED and LOONERS UNITED and about Jan and me. You got the opportunity to catch a short glimpse of our everyday working life and maybe you can get some more new details about us.

But you better take a look and enjoy yourself. You can find it at the web portal of the german radio station Fritz of RBB. Since it’s a more or less local radio station sadly it´s only available in the German language. But I tried to translate at least the written part into English on the bottom of this page.

Here’s the link to the complete article, also with some great pictures from André Krenz Photography:

Jan and I feel greatly honored and both of us are really happy about the interest. We really appreciate it! So a big thank you for this dear RBB team!

English translation of the article:

Balloon fetish: sex toy balloon

„Bursting, colorful, smooth shapes“ – these are the first connotations that pop into the minds of Maggy and Jan when it comes to balloons. But we´re not talking about the little Micky-Mouse-Balloons, which you might use as a decoration on a children’s’ birthday party. It’s more about giant life-sized balloons up to a length of 2,5 meters or a diameter of 1,8 meters, which Maggy and Jan include in their sex-life.

Love, air, and lightness

The two Berliners-by-choice are so-called „Looners“. They live the balloon fetish („Looning“) and often include balloons during sex. In the video Maggy and Jan talk about what’s behind the fetish, the meaning of the terms „Popper“ and „Non-Popper“ and of course why these fragile things rock during sex with one alone or even with two, three, four, five people…

To pop or not to pop?

The so-called „Popper“ is thrilled by bursting balloons in all kinds of ways. There are special terms for every single popping method like „Nail-Pop“ by using the fingernails to pop a balloon, „Sit-To-Pop“ by sitting hard on the balloon or „Blow-To-Pop“ by blowing the balloon until it bursts. A „Non-Popper“ tries to avoid popping a balloon and is more attracted to the friction, the feeling on the skin or the smell of a balloon.

Maggy and Jan would describe themselves as „Semi-Poppers“: popping is okay but not necessary. „In one moment it’s cool. Bang. Not cool anymore“, Jan describes the unpleasant moment when a balloon burst underneath them during sex.

From fear to fetish

Above all the Looner scene is characterized by one thing: it´s dominated by men. But that´s a common thing with all kinds of fetishes, says sexologist and couples therapist Joachim Reich, even if there´s no clear explanation for this. Also in Maggy and Jan´s relationship, he was the driving force. He determined his sexual preference when he was 14 years old. But when he was a child, he was terrified by the noise of a bursting balloon. But this isn´t a rarity like Jan says: „I know a lot of Looners, who were afraid of the bang as they were kids.“

Science is still arguing about how fetishes arise exactly in the first place. But the Berlin sexologist gets an instructive picture on this matter due to the work with his clients: often a fetish and a sexual arousal get together randomly, a so-called coincidence, which is a key event that left a deep mark. This might be the pretty varnish raincoat of an aunt in the childhood or a bursting balloon. Because also fear is an arousal, just a negative one.

From hobby to profession

Since almost two years Maggy and Jan are running an online shop for balloons in all kinds of shapes, colors, and sizes – no matter if you’re looking for a Donut, a caterpillar or a giant heart, they got it. And they are shipping worldwide: only about half of their customers come from Germany.

Their business requires so much time, that by now the former preschool teacher and the former event technician are running around between boxes with over 40.000 balloons and earn their money with the shop.

Next, to the shop they also have a blog – open for everyone. Due to a large amount of internet trolls out there that’s a real rarity in the community. With high-class pictures, where Maggy models herself, and personal stories they want to present the fetish for everyone who’s curious and the whole Looner community in a transparent and authentic way. And of course, they want to show: „That’s not weird, that’s not stupid. That’s just who we are.“ – or as they both say: „a completely normal life“.

Balloon Pop Challenge – The Second

A shared challenge is a challenge halved – my husband Jan also got nominated

Just like me, Jan also had to pop a balloon. Besides, he is the reason I got in touch with the balloon fetish for the first time, but I´ll talk more about this at another time.

Now let us see what´s up to the balloon pop challenge. Both of us got nominated by Elena, one of the models of our friends at Alissainflatables. There are just two rules:
1. Pop a balloon in your favourite way
2. Choose which and how many balloons you pop by yourself.

So far so good, would both of us have been Poppers and not NonPoppers instead. But nevertheless Jan is always openminded to try new things out, just like me and pulled himself together. We will see, maybe it´ll wet our appetite. Afterwards one is always wiser.

But now watch how Jan did a Sit to Pop with a Qualatex 24“ The Looner. Have fun!

Balloon Pop Challenge – The First

I got nominated and popped a balloon – insane!

In the following video you can see me popping a balloon. This is very very rare, because I consider myself being more of a NonPopper and don´t do this often.

I have great respect of the bang, but all fear and doubts aside, I gave it a try. From my point of view it´s good to be open to make new experiences, otherwise I won´t never find out what I like and what not. So maybe I´m looking forward to pop some more balloons, we will see… But first, that´s what happened:

My friends from Alissainflatables started a balloon pop challenge and Elena, one of the lovely models, nominated me and also my husband Jan. The rules are simple, I had to pop a balloon in my favourite way, no matter what type of balloon. Okay, I had no idea, what my favourite way to pop a balloon is, I just did it on purpose one time before. In this exact case I did a blow to pop with a Qualatex 16“. This was an exciting and tough experience for me and I really felt quite alive afterwards. Great feeling by the way, I understand Poppers now, but it´s still not my thing though!

This time I wanted to try something new again and decided to make a nailpop with a Qualatex 16“ Balloons United. I was really in a tizzy and happy I got through with it!

But watch the video by yourself and see what happend. Enjoy!

Looner? Maggy and Jan explain the balloon fetish

The looner documentary by the alternative city guide GERMAN-NESS

By the end of 2014 Jan an I participated in a documentary for GERMAN-NESS. In her city guide the lovely Claire introduces different german cities and their interesting, creative, special or sometimes bizarre inhabitants.

In the context of the Berlin episodes, she also wanted to learn more about BALLOONS UNITED and the balloon fetish.

In my opinion she did a great, sensitive and informative reportage!

Just take a look at the video and tell me what you think about it.

Important notice: The documentary is in German but there are also English, French, Italian, Dutch and Spanish subtitles available!