While I personally don't believe the root cause of ABDL desires is psychological in nature, there is no doubt that these desires cause psychological issues. We all have different personalities and have developed different coping mechanisms to deal with this deep dark secret, but one thing I wonder about is how I might behave differently if I never had these desires. Growing up and living with a secret so socially heinous that I feel compelled to hide it from everyone must have taken a psychological toll, but, since I am looking at the problem from the inside, I am most likely missing the big picture.
Maybe there are benefits to having these "bad" desires. Maybe the struggle between self loathing and acceptance toughens one up. Maybe being a social outcast, mentally, makes one more independent. On the other hand, maybe living with this secret caused more psychological damage than I am aware of.
Just curious if anyone has any insight on this.