Sorry if this has already been done...I couldn't find it in a search anywhere.
This isn't really TB related, but it kind of is, so I put it here. So anyway, of course, we all know that infantilism does not have anything to do with pedophilia, and nothing to do with actual babies or children.
Still though, I was just wondering...how does everybody here feel about real babies? Because even though we talk about babyish things like diapers and pacifiers all of the time, we don't really talk about actual babies much at all.
For me personally, to be honest, I find babies to either be really annoying and...not nasty, but you know what I mean. I also tend to feel REALLY uncomfortable around them. I know this has a lot to do with the fact that I just really am never around babies...I'm tne youngest of my family, and I've never taken care of a baby. In fact, and this may surprise you, but I've never actually held an actual baby in my arms.
Now, I used to wonder if me being an AB has any effect on this...but after talking to other *B/DL's about it, I don't really think it does. I think part of my dislike of babies stems from me being male (I'm not saying guys don't like babies, but girls really do tend to be a lot more drawn to them than guys), and a lot of it just is me personally.
Nonetheless, I'm curious to hear how you guys feel about them. Because even though I honestly don't think there's an actual connection between *B/DLism and our feelings towards babies, I can't help but wonder if there's ever a subconcsious jealousy going on there.
I just find the whole thing really interesting...despite my huge desires to act and be treated like a baby, I honestly just don't like being around them (though I'm sure this will change a lot when/if I have my own).
Now, in today's society, I know males have a lot more interraction with babies than they used to, so I know that even though most *B/DL's are male, I don't think that will have too much of a major impact on *B/DL feelings towards babies. Like, a generation ago, I'm sure that a large majority of males probably felt very similar to the way I do. But I don't think that's the case anymore...it now seems a lot more socially acceptable for guys to have a strong connection with babies, and I know quite a few who do.
Again, I don't think *B/DLism has any affect on how we feel towards babies...I mean, I think some people just like babies, and some don't, and this is true of both *B/DL's and non-*B/DL's. Nonetheless, I still am curious to hear everybody's thoughts on the matter, especially since babyish type things and diapers are at the center of the *B/DL community while actual babies are completely outside of it.