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Thread: ABDL's in the media

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    So I have a feeling that just about everyone here has seen an ABDL individual featured on a show like "My Strange Addiction," "Jerry Springer," or some other show that gives insight into the unique lives of individuals. The shows I mentioned along with others have had ABDL-related episodes and explained (loosely) the lives of ABDLs. This post relates to explaining your thoughts about the publicity ABDLs have seen in more recent years with the explosion of "reality" shows. I want to hear your thoughts about them.

    So, what do you think about the ABDLs in the media?

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    I personally enjoy seeing them in the Media. Although the part that bothers me is I know outside of Abdl's, they are not held in high regards. So I dislike how people learn about it from the media, but rather one of them, themselves to explain their side, and others won't hold us in such distaste.

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    I don't think it does us much good, at best it does little harm. Most of the people who go public as ABDL are not going to be well digested by the public (physically unattractive, involved in porn industry, live the live 24/7 and come across as exceptionally weird, etc) because that's what these shows are going for. They don't want people would be perceived as "normal" (regular job, family, reasonably attractive, etc) who enjoy this as part of a healthy lifestyle[tm], they want freaks for the audience to gawk at, and realistically people who fall under that "normal" category are unlikely to be willing to put themselves out there publicly.

    Personally I have little stake (or believe) in the ABDL thing going mainstream, so I'm mostly indifferent.

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    There's no evading the fact that the general public ultimately sees us all as freaks, so if you're going to bring an uncommon fetish like this to the general public, what better ware to pedal than those who are actual freaks with a diaper fetish tied to them? The ugliest and juiciest parts, as well as exaggerating and embellishing upon them, are what get good ratings.

    Most people on the outside will see infantilism in only black and white anyway; you're either completely normal, or completely weird. Their first response isn't going to be "Oh, I wonder why regressing into a baby makes these guys tick." unless they're a psychologist or some kind of person who's actually interested. On top of the fact that these interests aren't all that common, it's hard to call this a fetish, so some people might cling onto the false hope that there's some sort of cure for it. In order for a cure to exist, there must be an impurity.
    Last edited by ClandestineWing; 27-May-2014 at 07:00.

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    I don't think they do it to help us or spread awareness, they just want to stereotype it and make it look so extreme just to mock us or to shock people. It's still interesting to see though and it takes bravery to go on the show or being a fool if they don't know what they are getting into. I wouldn't appear on TV about it because I like to keep it private and I know they edit it and I don't want any harassment or any public judgment and have social services on my door step because of ignorance and I don't want any other consequences.

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    Yeah... it usually never goes well when an AB goes on TV. I can count several incidents throughout the years where ABs have gone on TV and it goes bad or something happens AFTER the fact. There was the famous Stanley incident which led to him being investigated by Social Security after he caught the attention of a US Congressman after being on Taboo- there was the incident where Baby Ella lost her job at a daycare after being on Secret Lives of Women and others I can mention but those are the two big ones.

    I groan every time I see an AB on TV. It makes us look bad and I was none too thrilled when Dr. Phil had an AB on his show- I could tell the man was not too comfortable with it all as I watched him question the AB in general and his girlfriend.

    I would NEVER go on TV as I've got too much to lose in my life by exposing that part of it.

    WildThing121675

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    As much as the negative press bothers me, I can see why we need it. It always starts with the freak show, then as time passes more and more of the reality slips in the door. Is any press good press? Hell no, but it does start the wheels turning. People come to gawk at the freaks, and as they gawk, they wonder why anyone would want to do that. And that's the key moment. Homosexuality was a perversion and a mental disorder until people really started to ask questions. Granted, AB/DLs will likely never be an openly welcomed part of society, But as people start to ask questions it should drop out of the WTF!!! category and more into the that's kinda weird category. But for that to happen, we need the creepy guy with bad teeth to go on springer and make a fool of himself.

    Again, I don't like it, but I see the benefit

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    Try "recruiting" a caregiver and see how the TV tabloids have affected us!

    I've had more than a dozen babysitters over the past 30 years. The effort to find these women has become progressively more difficult because of Jerry Springer and his ilk. That's not an intentional consequence of the television programs ... it's an unfortunate side effect. Women who have watched these shows seem to "tune me out" far more quickly than they might have a decade ago. I've had prospective caregivers tell me again and again that having watched ABs on television talk shows, they have no desire to care for one.

    This wasn't the case in the 1990s or even in the 2000s. The price of mainstream exposure has been exacted on those of us who keep quiet, work hard, play by the rules and look for someone to baby us on the weekends.

    I realize not everyone seeks a caregiver. Having found quite a few, I can tell you that TV exposure has transformed the process from an interesting challenge to a dreaded negative encounter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WildThing121675 View Post
    Yeah... it usually never goes well when an AB goes on TV. I can count several incidents throughout the years where ABs have gone on TV and it goes bad or something happens AFTER the fact. There was the famous Stanley incident which led to him being investigated by Social Security after he caught the attention of a US Congressman after being on Taboo- there was the incident where Baby Ella lost her job at a daycare after being on Secret Lives of Women and others I can mention but those are the two big ones.

    I groan every time I see an AB on TV. It makes us look bad and I was none too thrilled when Dr. Phil had an AB on his show- I could tell the man was not too comfortable with it all as I watched him question the AB in general and his girlfriend.

    I would NEVER go on TV as I've got too much to lose in my life by exposing that part of it.

    WildThing121675
    While Stanley didn't know what he could get into, baby Ella sure knew. She knew there were risks involved like she could lose her job and she took that risk and accepted the consequence when it happened and she understood why she was let go and understood her daycare's perspective when they let her go. It was actually only one parent that made a big deal about it because she saw the show and threatened the daycare to fire her or she tells all the other parents so they can pull their kids out of there quick. She knew this could happen and it did and was not surprised when she was let go.

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    For all the reasons given above I think its safe to say most of us cringe when we see any exposure in the media. Now, if WE were to create some kind of media production what would it be like?

    If it was up to me I would opt for a documentary style approach. We would need a neutral narrator and a number of brave people from our ranks, including SOs, that have star qualities, meaning they would be attractive in some way and likeable. A few should be physically attractive of course but, more importantly, all should have the ability to express a likeable personality whether that personality is sweet or gruff, wise or dreamy, witty or taciturn. A psycologist or two would be necessary to explain that we don't know the mechanism involved that plants these desires into normal people but the desires generally start early in life, are powerful, and most often permanent. There is no known way to remove or effectively reduce these desires.

    There would have to be a few short scenes involving AB and diaper play but the documentary would never dwell on these - no sense in trying to disgust the vanilla world. The mood of the video would be along the lines of - "This is Sarah. She works in an accounting office, races motorcycles on weekends, raises two daughters, and wears diapers 24 hours a day whenever possible because she enjoys them."

    The shrinks would mention that some people erroneously link pedophilia to infantilism so they would clear up that misunderstanding and emphasize that the incidence of pedophilia is no greater among ABDLs than it is among the general population.

    Maybe we could get Ken Burns to do the documentary. Any other ideas?

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