Recently, I got in a discussion with my brother regarding pedophilia, pedophiles, and what causes it. I don't remember what spurred the conversation but most likely it was some television program. My brother knows absolutely nothing about ABDLism, let alone my being a part of it, and at one point in the conversation made the claim that pedophiles are so in love with childhood innocence and have such a compelling wish to be a part of it that they try to engage themselves sexually with those who still possess it. I got defensive after he said this as after all, isn't that what I and most ABs try to accomplish by mimicking kids/toddlers/babies and regressing to the time of our youth in which we were in touch with this purity, so to speak? I started saying that that is impossible since part of the reason kids still have their innocence is because of their lack of sexual maturity or even awareness and the complications that it brings and if they wanted that innocence they would try to stay kids.
The conversation trailed off after that and I luckily did not give myself away, but it got me thinking, maybe that is what pedophiles are trying to do and we are both working towards the same goal by approaching it from two very different and conflicting angles. This led me to think that we (I mean we as in the ABDL community) are quite possibly that one step above pedophiles but that we could still be grouped with them as we both work towards a common purpose. Obviously I do not believe that there is anything wrong with being an ABDL and that pedophilia is a serious ailment, but what if the only difference between our two groups is a medical condition that causes them to view children as sexual prizes that they think will bring them that much closer to bliss and the innocence that we as ABDLs are on the verge of? What if pedophiles are ABs with a mental disorder?
What do the rest of you think about the possibility of a link between us and pedophiles?