Upon the creation of the earth, the existence of a self-aware being lied dormant beneath the soils of the surface, slowly growing into a seed of life. As the Great Sundering of Masses took place, it unveiled the seedling and caused it to rise above the surface to reach the air and sunlight. Within millions of years it grew into a large tree with various fruits of different colors and sizes... From these fruits, came the race known as; The Infantilists. For many years they lived in harmony and peace, but soon realized they were not all the same, and began to engage in segregation and war. This war angered the great tree, and so the tree chose to end its life and attempt to take its creations with it, but failed and instead spread them far across the lands to remain sleeping in the lands of Consciousness. Upon the evolution of the Human race, they presented a unique opportunity for these souls and so the infantilists were born anew, but with no memory of their previous lives. In an attempt to reunite the community, they have found eachother and began the building of a new tree, the Great Tree Adisc. Here is where your story begins:
Ok, enough of that lol. I made this post to more properly describe the different areas and spectrums of what I am calling The World of Infantilism. I feel there is a bit or a lot of confusion in our community as to who identifies as what or misconceptions of certain labels, so I thought (in the interest of fun and education) I'd make a detailed list based on my experience of having met many people in person that belong to the wonderful world of Infantilism. Mind you, this doesn't include negative sides of being any of these, nor does it include the reasons or theories on why or what causes it.
(I'll say it in the beginning and the end. Nothing in this is definite and I am open to editing whatever is felt in large numbers to be an incorrect description. I dont make this in an attempt to offend anyone.)
The Adult Baby (AB)
Possible, but not definite.
The Adult Baby (AB) is primarily and simply put, an adult who chooses to and enjoys behaving as a baby/toddler/child. They find comfort in objects that relate to babyhood in the adult baby’s own past (but this is not always the case, as sometimes the items of comfort can be a learned trait)
Example: Adult Baby Jessie never used plastic pants as a child, but as an adult baby grew an attachment to plastic pants as a result of knowing or learning that plastic pants are primarily a baby item.
For many Adult Babies, the play dynamic can be either sexual, emotional, or in some cases both. Adult babies usually frequent the use of diapers in their play as it is a relevant babyhood item, very rarely will an AB not include diapers to their dynamic. Rarely will an AB put any concentration on the proper function or have any intense reservation for the diaper so long as it is comfortable and fun looking, but there are a few AB’s who prefer the use of high-quality adult diapers as opposed to AB specific diapers. To an AB, a diaper is a relevant part of being a baby.
The Diaper Lover (DL)
Ultimately yes. Non-Sexual DLs are rare.
The Diaper Lover (DL) is essentially self-explanatory; An individual who loves diapers ~ Be it for their function, feel, appearance, sound, or sexual object. DLs almost always have a sexual connection to diapers and the DL who finds a sort of calm or emotional comfort in the use of diapers (while possible) is very rare. DLs are very particular about their diaper usage and would similarly treat diapers as though they were luxury clothes – meaning that low quality diapers are often not highly regarded among DLs unless it is their only available option. There is usually a general consensus on which diaper is the best or which diaper functions the best. Some DL’s find sexual gratification in using their diapers for the intended purpose while others simply get sexual gratification from wearing alone. Because of the nature of the DL, they prefer to keep their desire secret and never display or present it out in public, as a result of its sexual nature and to abide to the decency of social behavior. DLs almost never have a connection to the AB world, and in some cases may even have resentment for the AB side of the spectrum. In my experience I have noticed that it is often difficult for a DL to comprehend the non-sexual connection of others in the Infantilism Community, but it is not always the case.
The Adult Baby/Diaper Lover (ABDL)
Yes and No.
The Adult Baby Diaper Lover (ABDL) is simply put, the connection of both an Adult Baby and a Diaper Lover in the sense that they have a high affinity for diapers, while also having a high regard of age-regression. Diapers are an essential part of their play and dynamic and might also require a high quality diaper (depending on the person’s financial or social situation). This is a short description because one can simply refer to both the AB and DL descriptions and put them together, as it is essentially those two classifications put together with the exception of purpose.
The purpose of this dynamic can be both Sexual in nature or Emotional in nature, and has either everything or nothing to do with the person’s past or childhood. Some ABDL’s have a higher sexual side than an emotional side, others are vice versa ~ however, it holds true that nearly ALL ABDLs consider their dynamic to have both, and not just one side.
This term is often misconstrued or misused widely in the ABDL community because people determine that it has several different definitions or descriptions. But according to Penny Barber (author of the book The Age-play and Diaper Lover Handbook), Age-play is purely sexual in nature. Regardless of the harmless event or “scene” to be played, it always gives sexual gratification. Something as innocent as bottle feeding could be the sexual trigger for one person and a release is not always necessary.
Others would argue that there are non-sexual age-players, but this is merely a misconception and confusion of two separate titles of the spectrum. Age-players can engage in a multitude of different play scenarios or settings ranging from Baby/Mommy or Daddy dynamics to Big brother/Little Sister or sometimes even Victorian era age-play scenarios. Diapers are not always a part of the play and often times neither is baby-behavior. The Age-player essentially regresses or progresses to a younger or older age to fit the role of the scene. Age-play is more a part of the BDSM community rather than the ABDL community because there is rarely ever a connection to the fetish objects themselves and more a connection to the scene being played out or roles being fulfilled. An important part of the Age-play dynamic is the Dom/sub dynamic, and its usually a situation regarding power play or power exchange.
Low to Non-existent.
The Little is a highly complex part of the Infantilism spectrum, and is also a fairly new title to be considered part of the community. The Little is almost similar to the age-player with the exception of having a sexual dynamic. The Little is best described as an adult who harbors an inner child that could be almost considered a separate personality, but in reality is simply the child-like manifestation of the adult. This manifestation can be of separate gender and sexual orientation as the adult, and have different interests, hobbies, and behaviors. The Little has a high emotional connection to the material objects that signify childhood, whether its diapers and pacifiers, plushies and baby-blocks, or sometimes even a blanket and a Disney movie. Many little’s are often misunderstood and misconstrued as closeted age-players who “refuse to admit they are sexual in nature”, but it is often easy to forget that one can be both a Little and an Age-Player, and often times this is the case for many Littles, but are not both in relation. An example of such a dynamic would be the use of hand lotion for masturbation as opposed to actual skin moisturizing; the lotion itself is not sexual in nature but can be applied to a sexual situation without having any connection to the very fact that it is “hand lotion”.
Because being a Little is not sexual in nature, often times the Little will want to express him/herself in public by dressing up in cute child-like outfits, or behaving as a child with their significant others or in some cases friends. The Little has a high regard for structure and care and is essentially a baby/toddler/child hiding in the mind and body of an adult. Emotionally, a little can be very easily traumatized and loneliness is a very painful experience for the Little, as emotions become doubly or triply heightened when the Little begins to regress.
In many cases, the Little is always in a regressed state of mind and simply controls their childish behavior or feelings out of necessity for living a normal adult life. The Little places much importance in friendship and companionship.
The most interesting aspect of the Little is their ability to have an regressive mental age of almost anything. A little can have a mental age ranging from Newborn months to Teen years. Often times, a Little will retain the belief that they were “born” the way they are, as a result of having Age-Regression desires from an age as early as 3 or 4; and it is because of this that almost all Littles consider their dynamic as non-sexual, because they get no sexual gratification from regressing or using their babyhood objects, but simply emotional and mental comfort.
Ultimately yes. Non-sexual Sissies are rare.
The Sissy is another misunderstood, misused or misconstrued title that is often loosely thrown around the Infantilism community. A sissy is primarily a Male ABDL who has a sexual desire for being forcefully regressed into a female baby, and humiliated as a part of it. The Sissy identifies as Male in gender, even when forced into femininity, therefor inducing a sense of humiliation and shame. Being a sissy is not limited to simply being male and dressing up as a female baby, but it includes almost exclusively the forced dynamic and the public humiliation dynamic; for many sissies, the lack of humiliation or submission of power, results in an unfulfilling situation or setting. Other Sissies might argue that there is a non-sexual side to forced feminization, but it is generally considered strictly sexual in nature. Many Sissies express themselves publically as a part of their desire for humiliation, but this is not always the case as there are many who prefer to keep it indoors or within the comfort of friends and acquaintances.
The term sissy is often used wrongfully in the Infantilism community to describe ALL people who dress up as regressed baby girls, and is often the cause of a lot of controversy. Often times, other sissy babies will see a transsexual woman dressing appropriately to their gender identity, and assume that they are also a Sissy, and this can lead to a negative outcome. It is also an occurrence for a Sissy to mistake a male adult who regresses into a female little as another Sissy, which usually doesn’t lead to heated argument or confrontation, but it is also a possibility.
A term no longer used (or slowly becoming infrequent in usage) that use to describe a person who regressed into a female gendered baby regardless of adult gender identity. Unlike the Sissy, this is essentially a Little or ABDL who is strictly female when regressed, and can be manifested in both Male and Female adult personas.
A babyfur is essentially an Adult Baby with connection to the Furry Fandom community, hence the non-usage of the word “adult” to represent a more anthropomorphic animal in its infant form; Such as a baby kitten, or puppy. The use of diapers is not always part of the dynamic, but can be included depending on the babyfur.
Like the Diaper Lover, a diaperfur is a DL with a connection to the Furry Fandom community, with little to no regard for the baby aspect of age-regression, and solely concentrates on the wearing of diapers over a fursuit or while engaging in the behavior of their “Fursona”
These titles in their description or not completely definite and do not apply to 100% of the practitioners involved in each. These descriptions are simply generalized descriptions to describe the vast majority of people included in the spectrum of those labels. It is not my intention to offend anyone by making this description nor is it my intention to label others, I simply wanted to put into concise writing what I have come to see and understand as the general description of the above labels.
Some of the labels (such as Babyfur and Diaperfur) may be either slightly incorrect or not fully comprehended in my writing only as a result of me not being very informed on the whole Furry aspect, but I felt the need to include those labels as they are related to the Infantilism community.
Feel free to message me or make comments if you feel something should be corrected, Please refrain from being rude or angry, as my intention was only to provide information on a basic level.
SO CHOOSE YOUR CLASS AND BEGIN YOUR ADVENTURE!!!