Summary: Both my two therapists (let's call them M and J, both female) and my mother know, for better or worse, about my AB/DL interests. I see M every other week for an hour at her office and I see J every week for two hours at my home (she is a mobile therapist).
All three of them are concerned of possible regression and are trying to deter me from engaging in AB/DL and to replace it with more “age appropriate” coping skills (meaning they know that wearing diapers gives me a sense of security and comfort).
I understand how unusual this can seem to them, and have also told them that I know what it is like to feel like this is very bizarre, abnormal and possibly unproductive behavior.
When I say regression, they are concerned that once I get diapers, that I would lose my sense of self-control and want to wear more and more. They are concerned about the psychological and physical ramifications of wearing diapers (like continence) and what this might do to my reputation and ability to hold a job.
I saw M today and she wants me to speak to the psychiatrist this Wednesday about this matter with M present, so that they can help me get over this obsession/fetish/fixation. J recommends that if I am persistent in wanting diapers, that my father should be made aware of this (he currently does not know of any of this). I see her tomorrow.
Objective: I am looking for any sound advice that my AB/DL interests are not harmful and would not interfere with my cognizance or ability to hold a job.
I want them to understand that this is a part of my self-expression and identity. It doesn’t define who I am, but denying it as a part of me will only lead to further ramifications.
Looking for hugs and thank you all in advance for your support,