A new analysis of data from the second AB/DL survey is now online:
Diaper Preference among AB/DLs
The study found that AB/DLs tended to prefer the type of diaper that was most prevalent during their early childhood, on average. Since the dominant type of diaper doesn't change often, this is usually the same type as the AB/DL wore as a baby.
(To be honest, I was hoping that the data would support the argument that Bambino should come out with a line of classic, rectangular disposables - my preference in fantasy. However, the numbers don't support it. For example, most who were raised in rectangular disposables reported a preference for hourglass-shaped disposables. I was raised in cloth with plastic pants myself.)
Anyway, now that the research is done, I thought I'd invite some much less scientific speculation about the newer "cloth-like" disposables. Will...
A) they be the diaper of choice for the next generation of AB/DLs
B) their lack of diaper-likeness or their use after the period of infantile amnesia be the end of infantilism as we know it
C) something altogether different happen?
The data so far is consistent with "A," but this isn't yet certain and the others will make for more interesting discussions. What do you think?