Although I have been more-or-less DL for most of my life, my ab side just manifested itself about 7 months ago, after reading a My Little Pony fanfic on this theme. So I've been wondering, why so late? Why was this not triggered until my adulthood? After all, most AB's have had these feelings for a long time. (Although some may say I started showing signs at 15 when I started sucking my thumb and wanting a pacifier.) Looking back I suppose I did show signs, but I don't totally understand why I just now have such strong desires to be babied. My best guess is that it is a combination of wants and needs that have been in the back of my mind, combined with stress and the influence of being on this site.