Lately I've been thinking about what the world must think of adult babies and diaper lovers. My first impression was that people outside this community must think we're freaks. I know full well that we're not...but to most people, wouldn't it seem a little weird that adults would enjoy wearing diapers and returning to babyhood?
But as I think about it more, I'm realizing that fetishes in general are becoming more and more openly discussed in society. Nowadays, common things like bondage are considered pretty normal (even Justin Timberlake mentioned it in that Sexyback song a few years back). In general, as society becomes more sexually liberal, I would think that sexual fetishes would be looked down on less.
However, I'm still not sure how people would view adult babies. All kinds of sexual fetishes are becoming more and more common, but being an AB isn't a sexual thing. I can't think of any parallel that would be commonly known. So I'm still not sure how people would perceive us ABs.
Does anyone have any thoughts on this? How do people outside the community perceive ABs and DLs?
(And incidentally, the way the world thinks of us won't affect my status as an AB/DL. I'm not going to be swayed by what other people say. I'm just curious).