I just wanted to tell everyone that yesterday i told my girlfriend about my fetish and answered every question she had about AB/DLism, and it actually went really well. Besides the fact that I am so glad I need to share this, I just wanted to tell all of you that if I, a 17 year old in a relationship for six months could tell my girlfriend then you can tell people too! not to rub it in people's face, but if it remains secret it can never be accepted. Although some people will be greeted with less positive responses from the people they tell, if a lot of our community came out, enough for us to get on the map more then the occasional TV special, then it would make way for acceptance. One of the main reasons we aren't accepted so much is because people don't know who we are. so when one pops up, people look at them strange, much like LGBT was a while ago. Like LGBT, if many of us come out, then we will become well known for people to at least start thinking about it. Such a liberal and accepting new generation is rising, and with so many new types of people coming to the forefront, we should become one of them!
So I urge you to try to tell someone, maybe only a significant other, maybe a best friend, maybe even a parent. When people know who we are, secrets won't have to be held, but some generation has to break the ice, and the time is now. <3