*ahem* (feeling a bit awkward and shy)
I've been reading through this site's information and guidelines, so hope I won't make any terrible mistakes starting-off?
I'll try to be concise, yet still provide enough information to be thorough.
I am not exactly new to the Furry fandom, though I'm still very much in the closet. The more I learn, the more I enjoy the huge range of expression the genre allows.
I found ADISC through researching various Furry Diaper sites and links. What struck me about ADISC is that 'Furry' isn't the main theme, though it is allowed and not frowned-upon. Hence, 'Here I is!' :-)
This next part might be T.M.I., but plays a pivotal role in why I'm here in the first place, so I hope you'll grant me some latitude.
I had a very bad childhood and young adult life. The worst of it was kept hidden-away till just a few years ago. A side effect of the returned memories is that I've developed IBS and have horrible G.I. troubles. About a year ago, I started having accidents, and began to wear protection. At first, it was only necessary at night (or when I tried to sleep), but the situation has gotten worse, and now I pretty much have to wear diapers 24/7, or risk humiliating myself when I'm in public.
Needless to say, I was terribly upset about having to do this. At the time, there was no one, and nowhere, that I could turn towards, to seek help/advice/support. When I accepted that using diapers was just going to be a part of my life for the foreseeable future, I guess I decided that I had to deal with it, and make the best of the situation.
A curious thing happened after this self-realization: I lost the self-loathing and despair about it all. In fact, when I don't 'NEED' the protection, I've discovered that wearing diapers actually makes me feel, well, 'Safe'.
So, I began to look into the 'Good side' of them, and my Path lead to here!
I'm a middle-aged person (::GLARES:: at the gray hairs that are starting to show-up however!), in moderate health. I used to be far more physically active, before injuries sorta waylaid me! My hobbies include reading, writing, theology, history, nature, and, Critters! I used to be 'Owned' by a huge menagerie, but am now down to only three (two felines and one turtle!).
I escaped the city life and chaos of 'California' just over a year ago, and have found a new home up in an amazingly green and MUCH calmer ranch in the foothills of the Cascadian Mountains, in Oregon.
I love nothing better than to walk out amongst the tall woods, and am learning all I can about the local fauna and flora. I'm a 'Pagan' in my Belief, but have great respect towards anyone's own Path.
Well, I hope I wasn't too boring, or too talkative?
I look forward to getting to know this place better, and in meeting with you folks!