If you could reappear and visit yourself when you first realized that you wanted to wear diapers, what would you say? Is there any particular advice that you would give to yourself after having gone through this and then after being in a later stage of life?
This is a question I have often thought about, as it was not until I was in my early twenties that I even realized there were others who shared in this interest. It was a real struggle for me when I was in my teens and something I hated myself over.
Now that I am quite a few years older, I wonder if someone else who had shared in this interest would have talked to me way back when. . .
. What would I wanted to have known? Is there something in particular that would have helped me? Would I have told myself to avoid this, or rather consoled myself in understanding it better?
Right now, I am thinking that the mere understanding that there are others who share in this interest would have been a real help. But also the acceptance I now have regarding these interests, and then if someone would have shared that it was okay to be who I was, I think would have made a big difference.
My specific response to this question would first be that it was okay to feel this way. There are a lot of others who share in this interest, and it is alright to be different than the norm. In fact, the very fact that you have this interest is something that makes you unique from others and an opportunity to experience the thrill of childhood that is all to often cut short. It is an interest that is part of who you are, and not something you need to be ashamed over.
I imagine there might be quite a few different thoughts about this, and I am wondering about the contrast in responses from those who are younger to those who might be in the over-30 crowd might share.
I imagine that I am not alone in this thought. I guess that this might be something of interest and hopefully help our audience and participants here on this site. Although there may have been some similar threads, I think this is something worth revisiting.
Please share your thoughts.