I am a single parent of a teenage son, "Paul". Paul's father was never in the picture and I divorced Paul's step-father when he was seven so it's just been the two of us for a long time. Paul is fourteen now.
I've had a very close relationship with my son but he's become more aloof over the past six months. I thought it was just the typical 'teenager' thing until I accidentally caught him at home a week and a half ago playing with himself in a pair of Depends adult diapers I admit I freaked out at the time and things have been rather awkward and tense since then.
I did some online searches and learned that this is a sexual fetish that I hadn't heard of before.
Then last night, Paul woke me up in the middle of the night to say he was sorry he had embarrassed me. He then slipped into bed and cuddled up with me like he used to do when he was a little boy.
Absolutely nothing of a sexual nature happened but I was struck by how docile he was. When I hugged him, I noticed he put his thumb in his mouth and fell asleep in my arms.
My son's response last night made me think this was more a psychological problem than a sexual one. I did a Google search of adult babies and counselors and it directed me to a thread on this board. After reading many of the threads here, I'm more confused than ever.
I would greatly appreciate people here who can point me to online resources about this adult baby fetish. I would also appreciate hearing from people here who can help me understand what's going on with my son and how I can help him get through it.
Thank you ever so much.