I wasn't 100% sure where to put this so I picked here. (this is sort of long, you've been warned)
I am SUPER excited! Today I was just promoted to an Established Contributor. I know it's not much because that's what most people are, but, I feel so...good. I feel like I'm actually part of something. Its great! Its awesome to know that there are other people who feel the way I do.
It's great to know you aren't alone. And to know that there are some truly intelligent people who are part of this society. Which is something i was unsure of before joining this site. Most of the people i met/talked to previously, were just borderline illiterate and wanting me to mommy them and constantly talking about sexual things and poopy diapers.
I was really embarrassed to be AB because of that. I always thought, well people are going to know, then look at the people I've talked to, and be like, "wow shes really dumb. Its not worth getting to know her". So that has caused me a lot of stress.
For a while I also thought that was all there was to being AB, was people liking poopy diapers. Which is not currently, and probably not ever, a category I fit into. It's extremely disheartening.
Then i joined a site that was originally created for ABDL (a while ago) but has turned into a more 18+ sexual fetish site. That also didn't help too much. It gave me a new perspective on what it means to some people to be ABDL, but since for me personally, its not always 100% sexual, as it seemed to be for most people there, i still really didn't fit in the way i wanted to.
Then a friend suggested this site. I poked around and figured since there is such a huge community here I'd join and it couldn't hurt, right? And since I've joined I've learned so much. It's only been a week, and I've learned more than I ever have. Everyone I have seen has been intelligent and offered really helpful information/opinions.
I am so thankful for this site and everyone who has welcomed me and clarified everything for me. Only thing I feel this site lacks a little bit, is information for caregivers, I intend to look harder and possibly ask some questions to get the info I'm looking for.
(oh and btw if anyone could give me a little bit more specific direction on where to find all this special EC stuff, that'd be great too!)