I have a pretty high threshold for stress. But I'm getting to the upper end of it. I have yet to lose sleep or have health problems. It's nothing that serious, yet. But I am finding myself pre-occupied with diapers. I'm guessing it is a response to the stress, something always alleviated by being diapered. Lately, everytime I have to pee when I'm at the office, I have to remind myself I'm not diapered (though I haven't had any close calls), and then quickly regretting that I'm wearing boxers. It's distracting. Anyone else find that in high stress times diapers have become a first response? Maybe it's just because it's the easiest, albeit temporary, fix. This stress has a 1.5-4.5 year shelf life.
I'm also considering speaking to a counselor. The inevtiable "what do you usually do when you're stressed" question will come up, and I don't want to be withholding. Has anyone ever told a counselor about their infantilism? It would be a university counselor. My concern is that my career choices (at the moment) all come with high profiles, and I don't want my choice of stress reliever documented for posterity. If anyone knows whether such counselors are required to take and file notes, that would be helpful too.