Here is the situation: I am going to college, and I am moving into a dorm with a roommate. Of course, I don't need to tell them all of my ABDL tendencies or desires, but I would like to explain my sleeping habits. I have no issues with anyone knowing about me sleeping with stuffed animals, because I honestly can't sleep well without hugging something, and it's really pretty innocuous. However, I usually sleep with my silicone nuk5 with a pink guard, and I really, really don't want to stop. If my roommate saw me without explanation, I don't know what crazy things they may think. So, I want to explain it to them.
Now, I'm in a wing of the dorms at my college called the Social Justice Wing. It's oriented around the LGBTQA community, and my roommate is a biological female who identifies as agender. They are really open minded, and I'm sure they would understand that I want it to be kept between us, and even if they don't understand why I sleep with it, it's probable that they would respect my decisions.
The problem is... how do you even start a conversation like that. I barely know them at all, because I haven't met them yet in real life. What do you guys recommend?