Purpose: 1. To propose new items to add to my glossary on my website. 2. To create definitions for items listed that have not been defined. 3. To add to/improve existing definitions through providing alternate definitions. 4. Check for understanding of definitions
Note these definitions are subject to change. I am not trying to insult anyone here by having an inaccurate description. No offense intended to anyone if I got the definition for their identity wrong.
On that same token, be respectful of other's identities. People are within their rights to self-identify as they so please. Be respectful. (as in don't start telling me agequeers do not exist/ are equivalent to adult babies, I will tell you to shove it up your clown hole )
Types of ABDL*s:
•Note*: ABDL* is a spectrum, people can land almost anywhere and can fall anywhere in or between any of these groups. Someone could identify as a member of multiple identities or even all of them at once!
"Adult Baby" is a term used to describe people who occasionally use role-play to regress to an infant or child-like state. Most adult babies role play as either infants or toddlers, and typically like to wear/use/play with stereotypically infantile items such as diapers, bottles,stuffed animals ect. While is considered a fetish for many, it is not sexual for everyone. Sexual adult babies may find objects such as diapers, pacifiers, bottles, ect. arousing or they may derive sexual gratification from the relinquishement of power one enjoys by role-playing as an infant. Even for sexual-adult babies there is almost always a completely non-sexual aspect of being an adult baby. Being and adult baby often satisfies needs outside of sexuality such as comfort and intimacy of a non-sexual nature.
A “Diaper Lover” is someone who enjoys wearing diapers, enjoys seeing other adults wearing diapers or has a fetish for diapers themselves. Diaper lovers are usually thought of as occupying the more sexual end of the ABDL spectrum. This is generally true, however some may wear diapers out of comfort or personal preference rather than for sexual reasons. Many ABDL*s identify as both Adult Babies and Diaper Lovers, but not all Diaper Lovers are Adult Babies.
Sissy- adult babies who incorporate cross-dressing as part of their ABDL-roleplay.
Teen Babies- an “adult baby” who is still under 18 years of age. Although most adult babies are aware of their desires for regression from a young age, many do not really do anything to address them until they are teens.
Agequeer- someone whose feels and acts in ways inconsistent with their chronological age. Agequeers may vacillate between self-identifiying as different ages or simply may choose not identify as any one age. Agequeers within the ABDL* spectrum tend to blend and blur the lines between what it means to be an adult with what it means to be a baby or small child. The hallmark of agequeers that makes them stand out from adult babies is that agequeers incorporate their ABDL* into their personality rather than simply roleplaying as a baby.
Ageplayer- broad term that includes those who enjoy role playing at an age different than their biological one.
Babyfur- An ABDL* who has a furry persona that incorporates ABDL*. Furries are people who role play as anthropomorphic animal characters and may wear costumes to match their identity. Babyfurs simply have fursonas or animal character that is younger than their chronogical age.
Incontinent- someone who is unable to voluntarily control urination and or defecation as a result of a medical condition.
Chronological Age- someone's age as counted from birth.
ABDL*-phobia- the spectrum of negative attitudes and feelings towards ABDL*s. ABDL-phobia can be manifested as: aversion, stigmas, negative attitudes, contempt, hatred, or violence. ABDL*-phobia stems from misconceptions and stereotypes.
Caretaker- an adult who takes role plays with an ABDL* in the capacity of a responsible adult and cares for the ABDL*.
Internalized ABDL*-phobia- the ABDL*-phobia an ABDL* individual turns inward at themselves and other ABDL*s in the ABDL* community.
IRL- in real life
Nappy- synonym for diaper
NUK 5- a "size 5" or adult version of a NUK brand pacifier. Developed in Germany for use in speech therapy to strengthen muscles in adults. Popular with ABDL*s.