The definition of AB and TB are mostly clear, right? ABs are, obviously, adults! TBs are, (again) obviously, teens! There's a crossing point in between the ages of around 18-21 in which one goes through to where both titles AB and TB are usable, but other than that, they seem to be set in stone.
But, what if there's a bit more than that? A few things some people looked over? Is our definition of things correct? Throughout history, people have changed a label to make it more adequate, more suitable, more precise. Let's use precision!
We tend to define TBs as those of a young age (between 13-18/21). But, there's a significant different in culture between TBs and ABs. I've seen it in ABs, but only if it's someone new to the whole *B/DL idea. The beginning emotions, the constant seeking of friends similar to you, ETC ETC. Think about it.
Each TB can be compared to someone new to the *B/DL lifestyle/fetish. You have the usual stages of:
1. Self Discovery (Finding out you're into *B/DL)
2. World Discovery (Finding others)
3. Inner-Workings Discovery (Finding out what exactly you like- from weather you're into wetting and/or messing to finding out if you're a babyfur, sissy, or none of the above)
4. Acceptance Discovery (Accepting you like yourself as who you are on the inside)
5. Outer Discovery (Playing with the limits. I.E Wearing padding in public under your clothes, or around the house. Maybe even telling someone- or someone finding out and having to cope with it)
Someone who's an AB, but new to everything, also experiences these things. In my honest opinion, I think this is just the way *B/DLs mature. As ironic, or perhaps perplexing as that sounds, it makes quite a bit of sense, right?
I think that, at least in my opinion, a TB is more along the lines of someone who is still discovering who they are and what they are, and simply exploring what this lifestyle/fetish/something else entirely has to offer. An AB is more-so someone that pretty much knows what they want, for the most part. You're constantly finding new things in life, but, at a certain point you can firmly say what you do and don't like.
Then there's the culture gap. Disposables Vs. Cloth, Plastic backed Vs. Cloth Backed, ETC ETC. Obviously, people tend to transcend these barriers at times, but the differences in mentality and opinions are there.
9 times out of 10, I find that people within my own age group on this site tend to agree with me more, and understand what I'm saying with greater ease than those of the older generations.
So, yeah... what do you guys think? I'm kind of on little/no sleep, but I thought I'd kind of share this during morning twilight hour.
AND REMEMBER! >:C This is all opinion! Keep things *MATURE* people! (Heh, look who's talkin' )