A man says his heart flutters at the sight of a “beautiful balloon” and is opening up about his 50-year love affair with colorful flowers.
A man named Julius appeared on TLC’s My Strange Addiction to share his love and sexual obsession with balloons.
In the episode, the man says that the “beautiful, soft, fluffy, delicate” balloons have become “his sexual love”.
“I would hug her and I would kiss her and it would be like being in heaven,” he said.
Julius has more than 50,000 balloons in his home and claims he has a special “connection” to each balloon.
Like most people, Julius says he has favorites and compares it to a “guy who likes blondes or brunettes.” He also said he sleeps in a room filled with toys every night.
“Intellectually, I know that balloons don’t exist, but sometimes I wonder if it was my love for them that brought them to life,” says Julius.
The origin of his love affair, according to Julius, dates back to when he was hospitalized at the age of 4. Julius was given a blue balloon by his mother.
However, a nurse hit the ball that night and Julius cried in his sleep. Since then, the sound of a balloon “devastated” him.
The moniker of those with a sexual preference for balloons is “the loner,” according to the episode. Julius said that there were two people in the group that were lonely.
“You have balloons that are excited by balloons and you have balloons that are not yours,” he said. “I’m someone who doesn’t like pop music.”
Julius says he “rescues” the balloons if he feels they are in danger of bursting.
“I would go to the car dealership and do what I call ‘balloon rescue,’” he said. “I feel that I give them a second chance at life.”
Interestingly, Julius has a wife but we don’t hear from her during his episode. He said that his wife thought it was weird but she accepted it.
The 62-year-old says people shouldn’t be too quick to judge his sexual preferences.
“There is nothing wrong with love balloons. It’s not dangerous and doesn’t hurt anyone.”
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