Now, as the title may suggest this thread is going to be based around three different things.
Plastic Backed diapers, the crinkly sounds that they make when you move in them and how thick they are.
And I'm going to be explaining my thoughts as to why I personally do not like certain aspects of these as much as regular AB/DL's do.
First off, Plastic Backed. There has been many a negative comment or discussion being made whenever a certain adult diaper on the market goes from being the preferred Plastic Backed to being Cloth Backed.
Now, the first thing most ABDL's think when they hear that is the disapproval and often loud negative reception regarding the switch to cloth. And while they also disapprove because of other features being diminished from the original product, Cloth-Backed is as biggie for most of us apparently.
A recent example is the Tena Slip line (which I have had experience with thanks to finding some at a local chemist). I gotta say, I don't get what the problem is. The cloth-backing feels great, really comfortable to sit down in, I did a test run with taking it around and wearing it for a full uni morning (three hour session) and it held up just fine.
I never got to experience Plastic Backed before the switch, but I would imagine that the plastic backing would've felt awkward outside of babyplay and just all around sweaty for day-to-day activity. And yes, I know that the Tena Pants line is for those, but dangit, I believe that these can hold up the job just as well!
Which leads me to my second topic, the crinkles. Most AB's especially love these sounds because of how it makes them know that they're wearing a big, white, cute plastic thing being hugged around their butts.
But for me, I like to think that DL's and IC's of the community like to know that they're safe from public humiliation if someone overhears their padding going all "crinkle crinkle" in public.
Hence, I feel like (as a newly-found sometimes wearing in public DL) crinkles from plastic back would only serve a purpose in regression or babyplay or any other kind of AB activity, but from a realistic stand-point, for DL's and IC's, it's not really the best.
And finally, thickness. This one is surprising to me. Because we as AB's (and some DL's as I've discovered) like to believe that the thicker the diaper is, the more enjoyment they can get from it. Whether it be in art, discussions on sites like this one or generally most things regarding the culture, thickness seems to be in top priority when choosing a diaper to wear.
The main reason I believe is that we think that the thicker it is, the more babyish and therefore more cute it looks to wear. And that by receiving maximum thickness, you can get the most enjoyment from your white, fluffy, padding.
But I like to think that thickness, while it is good to simulate the idea of waddling (which is important to babyplay and AB regression, don't get me wrong.), it's not really that accurate to how we had it has youngsters.
See, I've gone back and gotten a Huggies from when I got a small pack as boosters when I wore goodnites up until recently. And from a looks at things, even if it's just a little bit more so, the adult padding is almost the exact same thickness (just larger for adult-sized bottoms and bladders) to that of a baby diaper.
So, when we seek to find the thickest because we remember the diapers we wore as actual babies being thick, I don't think that, I just think we like that idea because it helps AB and babyplay. Which I don't mind.
But to wear in public, that's probably gonna raise a few eyebrows. And in general, just isn't fit for wearing outside of playing baby. But again, it does the job for that pretty dang good
So, there are my personal thoughts on the three big subjects when it comes to diapers. I know I've only started to wear proper ones 3 days ago, but I felt I could share some of my own opinions since I've finally got the credibility of wearing some legit ones on my side.
Thank you all for reading this. And whatever your preference may be. Cloth, plastic, crinkles, no crinkles, thick or not thick at all. Just remember, we're all one padded family in the end.
And no matter what we wear down there, if we at least feel happy to wear them, I don't see what the problem is with them at all.