So... here we go!
I'm a 23 y/o male DL and sometimes AB from Canada. I'm a university student and I also do freelance work.
A bit of background info on me. I feel like I've been a DL for as long as I can remember and same thing with the AB side of me. The first time I clearly remember this was when I was 3 or 4. Since then, I've had the urge to wear diapers and it never went away. When I was 15, depression, stress, anxiety and bullying brought me a bunch of medical problems, including bedwetting and some daytime wetting. My nerves were always on the verge of breaking and after a bottom surgery, some of my problems were fixed. I had other bouts with depression and incontinence later on in life, mostly due to stress from other things.
Somehow, I've began to really embrace my ABDL side of me last week. My gf was visiting and I sort of came out to her. We went shopping and I bought a teddy bear, a blankie and some coloring books. She sort of understands but I don't want to push my DL side on her yet since my bouts with incontinence were anything but "leisure". I'm pretty much hoping to be able to slowly bring this in our lives and see where it takes us. From my point of view, I've been struggling with this part of who I am for too long and want to finally accept that this is a part of me. Diapers bring me peace, relaxation, comfort, confidence.
I'm saying this because I've always been the lone wolf since kindergarden. My last bout with depression brought me on a sick leave for 4 months and I'm taking back the control of every aspect of my life. I feel like this part of me is the last one that I haven't totally grasped and I can't deny it anymore. I'm glad I finally got to share this with my girlfriend. I'm away from home for the summer and it's the perfect opportunity to find my own boundaries but also to slowly get her used to the idea that this is who I am, even thought it does not change anything to the way we interact. For me, to be able to come on a message board and say "This is it. I love to wear diapers, I love this thing about me" might be one of the hugest things I've ever done.
So. Other than that. I live an amazing life outside of my ABDL side of me. I write, work in the media industry and study in that domain. Music is my life (For real!). I love longboarding, anything related to the news, coffee, beer, nights out with friends, roadtrips. I'm perfectly bilingual (English and French) and I will play crazy amounts of SNES Mario Kart.
I already sort of answered the reason behind joining this site. I'm slowly accepting that this is who I am. I need a place where I can get advice, but also share this part of me and embrace it.
That's basically it. For now.