My name is Sandra (Alex) Andrawis. I am a University of California, Davis Student Researcher. I am currently getting my degree in Psychology, with a minor in Human Sexuality. My current project is on Adult Babies / Diaper Lovers (AB/DL). This research will be presented at a U.C Davis research convention, and based on the quality of the research, may be published.
Through my preliminary research, I’ve discovered how little research there is on AB/DL, and through interactions with AB/DL practitioners, I’ve realized how important this practice is to their identity. I would like for the information that I find to be of value to the AB/DL community, both in understanding themselves and educating others.
My aim is to expand on recent research from Hawkinson and Zamboni (2014), Connolly (2006) and various other studies. These articles present AB/DL participants as a broad spectrum of people that do not all use AB/DL as a sexual outlet, nor do all of them use it as means of regression. My specific research is an exploratory study and what I hope to achieve is to make more information readily available for other researchers, therapists and the general public.
I value the participation of the members of the AB/DL community and understand how very sensitive the information they may provide is. Because of the sensitive nature of this research, there are no questions that ask for information regarding personal identity and/or computer identity. This research adheres to the standards established by the University of California, Davis Internal Review Board (IRB) which has strict rules on how the information of participants is handled. The survey is 100% anonymous and confidentiality is assured. My contact email address is [email protected]. My email address is also presented with the consent form should participants have any questions. The link to the survey can be found here