It crossed my mind, that as much as many of us would like to see more public awareness of the ab/dl scene, it could backfire in a way. It would be nice for people to understand that there are a LOT of people that are into this, and that it is normal.
BUT, it is also nice to know that very few people question our motives when buying diapers. They assume they are for a medical purpose, and probably not for us. If they are educated about the prevalence of young to middle-aged, healthy adults that wear for fun, they are more likely to jump to the conclusion that the diapers we're buying really are for us.
Think about this. It is common knowledge that a lot of men like to wear women's underwear. So, it isn't unlikely that a store clerk might wonder if a man buying women's lingerie is "one of those types of people." Men have MANY legitimate reasons for buying lingerie, and yet the thought still crosses people's mind. A young, healthy looking person buying diapers is a much less common act, and there are fewer likely scenarios. Therefore, suspicion is likely to be all the more prevalent.
Does it matter? Not really, but it may make purchases awkward. If the person I bought diapers from suspected that I was wearing them for fun, and that that made me a "wierdo," I'd be upset. No one wants to be thought of in that way. Plus I don't want to make anyone uncomfortable.
So, that's all I really have to say about it. It is not really something we can change either way. What will happen will happen. But, I'm curious to hear what others think.