A fetish for inflatable animals or pool toys, closely related to the balloon fetish. Not as well-known as fetishes for leather, or feet, or uniforms, or spanking, but to each his own.

Many fetishists had no idea there were others with similar interests until they found the internet. Since then, numerous websites and mailing lists have been created for the exchange of information about inflatables. Some folks with the technical know-how even build their own, either of rubber or vinyl.

In recent years, even the porn industry has noticed the niche market of inflatophiles, and has produced videos with scantily-dressed women bouncing around on inflatable whales.