I am at a point in my life where I can comfortably live as an AB most of the time (work and public is a NO NO). While this is usually frowned upon do to the negative aura it casts on us because of characters like "Hiedi" god rest his soul for having the cajones to do that. Who is anyone to judge something that does not effect them, or harm anyone... not even the person living the lifestyle? Sure being public is... a bad thing; and does indirectly effect all of us here. (This also includes people who choose to diaper train themselves)
I do however think we need to be more lax on these things. I have become so after meeting well adjusted normal people who live this life style over this past year. No different from any of us here; they dont inhabit the bowels of deek, or DPF (pun intended). Most keep to themselves, and can give clear reasons for what they do and why they choose it.
Me for example; while not a permanent life-styler I spend most of my time in my AB mode... (this of course will change, but is just my current lifestyle)
A: I find I am able to think more clearly and more responsibly when like this
B: I have been through a meat grinder of life these last few years.
C: It helps me to cope with my biological and physiological problems.
D: It makes me happy.
It doesn't effect my performance in life negatively, it hasn't been shown to the outside world, nor have I ever... EVER gone in public and obviously been regressive... Even at furcons... I'm actually kind of against hairy grown men in pigtails and shortalls in any sort of public setting. (Sorry Kae and Tris... love ya guys but not something I would do).
Given this; would you hold the stigma against me?