Reading the threads on the forum, I'm saddened by the fact that so many guys (and even a few girls) are so scared to talk to anyone, primarily their lovers, about their love for diapers.
There are so many threads that show there are tons of lovers out there who are too scared to talk to their lovers about diapers (especially boys, we're way less shameful). I say, if they really love you, tell them or move-on. Whether you wear occasionally "for fun" or you really love being diapered often, if diapers make you happy then your lover should know. As a DL, you shouldn't be ashamed to tell people you love and trust about something that's a big part of who you are.
Us Americans are a very shameful people in general. We love to have our own special desires, but we're so quick to pick-on and laugh at other people's quirks. Americans avoid the subject of fetish at all costs; we're so afraid of being ostracized for being different. The majority of us are too scared to admit what we truly enjoy. Instead, often times we say what we think our friends and lovers want us to enjoy; like the sex we see in the movies. The possibility of someone finding out our secrets seems so devastating, and really, it isn't a big deal if you think about the big picture. People forget things, they move on. Your fetish isn't as crazy as you think; remember, there are billions of people on this planet and you can't possibly be the only one with a fetish!
Back to Diapers..
One thing that always gets my goat; there are lots and lots of people that enjoy wearing diapers; thousands & thousands!! This internet proves it, YouTube, fetish sites, all the AB/DL-dedicated community sites (like this one) from all over are full of members! Can't forget the Bambino and ABUniverse websites which are exclusively dedicated to selling adult-sized baby diapers for adult babies and diaper lovers, not to mention other online AB/DL stores. The evidence that we are not alone is staggering!
It's sad that so many of us prioritize our self image above our own happiness. So much so, that we won't give-in to what we really want, even if it's not a bad thing. Compared to what many people do for kicks (drugs, drinks, violence, etc..), wearing diapers for fun is such a harmless and positive way to express ourselves.
My wonderful girlfriend knows that occasionally I like to wear diapers for fun, especially to bed "just in case" and she thinks it's totally cute. Admittedly it took a while for me to be comfortable enough to tell her but once I started to come clean I felt amazing. Although it was weird letting someone else in on my most personal secret, it feels great that I can tell someone. Even if that person doesn't want to share your fetish, you will breathe easy knowing that your loved one approves.
As sort of a rally-cry, I urge the Diaper Lovers and ABies who read this to talk about your love for diapers. If you have a boyfriend or girlfriend, tell them! If you have never joined an online community, do it! Even if you already have a friend who's in-the-know, go out and make a new friend and spread the love. The more AB/DL people in contact with each other, the happier we will all be.
Your comments, stories, and questions will be much appreciated as this is my first new thread post here.