Having been on this board for the last several days, I have combed through many posts about DLs and ABs. The DLs being those who do not need diapers, but just like wearing them. Then, there are the ABs who are into role play. And then there are those who are actually incon and need protection, for understandable reasons.
Having studied many support groups, and even having asked a manufacturer or two, I am beginning to form a theory. There may be yet a fourth group, which does not fit any of the categories above. These people are highly secretive, and will do everything in their power to NOT disclose the fact that they wear these products on a daily basis. However, they cannot function very well without them, some can even suffer real physical pain from an actual skin condition. I will define this group as "Clothing Sensitive" or "CS" for short.
My theory is, that the CS would be looking for a product that is discrete, to the degree of being undetectable. Yet, always there to do the intended function of keeping the skin clean, dry, and comfortable to either minimize an inflammation or to manage a sensory condition. Some may choose a pull-on, or perhaps a "brief" with Velcro tabs that make for convenient use of the restroom. Others will use a size-6 diaper and use that as a pad (and yes, manufactures are aware that there are adults who use their products for this purpose).
My question: Could these people exist? May there be any lurking on this board? If so, then perhaps there could be some call for a new support group to benefit this population. One where symptoms can be discussed with the utmost dignity and respect. Where products can be researched and info presented that would ease some of the decision making for this group. One that, for the first time, could help these people feel validated as productive members of society. Does this sound like an idea that would work? Feel free to chime in.