Yeah. You know, thinking about it, it occurs to me that having our preoccupation the way we do, it being so rare ( relatively speaking) and such cause for being private and discrete, and the related feelings so intense, all these things that we share as abdl people lead us toward a really far-reaching acceptance of each other. Honestly, think about it. Sexual orientation. Gender. Gender roles. Political leaning. Education. Religion. All of the sort of things that people define themselves by, seem to me, according to my own experience , treated as secondary to what unites us. It really is a huge part of our identity.
Ever notice, also, that we are, as a group, really self-aware, from all the self-examination and introspection we do? Yeah, we range in intelligence from minimal to extreme, but whatever our IQ's happen to be, we all tend to be rather philosophical? Hmmm. Inclusive, non-judgmental, accepting, non-bigoted... trends among the padded people.
Now, I could be mistaken.
Wiki affirms the meaning of Confirmation bias as
(also called confirmatory bias
or myside bias
) is a tendency of people to favor information that confirms their beliefs or hypotheses