So I've been reading up a bit on theories of how infantilism occurs in people and they seem to conclude the fact that AB/DL's aren't a modern phenomenon. I'm aware of cases stretching rather far back but I was wondering if their was cases that were older than say 100, 200 or even more years. And then I thought about what if some prominent historical figures may have been AB/Dl's. Maybe Abrham Lincoln secretly sucked his thumb or Attila the Hun loved wolf fur diapers. :P I don't maybe that's just me being silly.
I was wondering if any of you has ever heard of any one in history that may of had some record of AB/DL tendencies (sucking thumb, sleeping with plushies, any thing infantile or regresive in nature). Even if it's a rumour about them!
I know it's probably not the most well researched area of history but the idea that important people in history were AB/DL kinda interests me. But mostly I find comfort in the idea that the Infantile practices we do today may have been practised on this earth by humans for thousands of years!
(granted the practices would be in different context to our modern ways but with the same sort of main theme of regression)
Thanks for reading