Do you consider yourself 24/7 if you wear a combination of pull-ups and tab style diapers?
This puppy doesn't call pullups a diaper, more "absorbent disposable underwear" that don't work as well as a fitted diaper. They're both products that allow you the choice to not use the bathroom (in a responsible not having an accident way) though, so you can count yourself as 24/7 IMHO. 24/7 is somewhat subjective - if your happy with your padding then this puppy is happy for you regardless! If pullups scratch your itch and work for you, then wear them!
Many fantasize about going 24/7, some do it in spurts to challenge themselves, some try it and decide it's too much hassle in real life. There's no council of elders judging you for how often you wear or what products you use - rather it's affirming to do what makes you feel good and evolve with your ever-changing needs and wants. Living your life afraid to do what makes you happy isn't nearly as fun!
I would consider pull-ups a diaper. After all, it is a incontinent product.
As a DL it’s my belief that anything absorbent that you wear between your derrière and your clothing, which is optional, counts you as a diaper wearer.
On questions of "does it count as 24/7 if...", I have to speak up on this little 24/7 "challenge" we have as a community. It has potential for toxicity that I'm glad hasn't really shown up all, but for the purposes of our individual and collective mental health, I'd like to say a few words.
(...it's never a few words with you...) Who said that?!?!👿
Whatever you want to call 24/7, it is what it is TO YOU
. There is not (and, goddammit, there should never be) any official rules for what comprises 24/7 for non-IC community members. If you claim you are 24/7, I'm never going to call you out on it and order you into the nearest diaper, and no one else should either. You don't have to play by other people's rules or commit to something you don't personally want to do. If you're playing this fantasy with another person, you are always entitled to revoke your consent and change direction. No one is going to revoke your ABDL card if you start off going 24/7 and then moderate or stop. No one is going to decertify you. Everything you do is a choice and the label "24/7 diaper wearer" must not coerce you into choices you don't want.
If you say 24/7, that just means to me that you want to normalize diapers as your regular underwear and intend to, aspire to, or actually do wear them as normal underwear more than you do any other underwear. I'll give you VERY wide latitude in how you want to do that.
That could mean anything from a fairly wide range of behaviors. So, as to outline my wide latitude:
- You're wearing and using diapers for all elimination functions, all day every day for the forseeable future and recent past.
- You're using diapers or pull-ups for all your peeing but using the toilet for bowel movements.
- You're wearing pull-ups, but you keep them clean and use the toilet.
- You wear diapers and use them some but also use the toilet between changes.
- You wear cloth diapers or training pants like regular underwear, but use the toilet for all elimination.
- You normally do some of the above, but you're simply taking a break for ANY reason or NO reason. Skin health, responding to a risk to your functional continence, family obligations, travel, vacation, or work are all great reasons to take a break.
No one is going to audit your diaper wearing to make sure you're wearing 24/7. The only thing that matters when saying you're 24/7 is that you don't misrepresent yourself and what being 24/7 is to you. People will idealize their online persona in a community like this, and while I'm sure some of us actually live up to our online image, not everyone is being honest. So, keep that in mind if you want to model your behavior on something someone else SAYS they do. Some people live in a perpetual fap-fiction when they're presenting themselves online, and that's not okay if someone thinks that represents reality. In all diapering matters, you do you and let everyone else do themselves.
To answer the OP question, sure. You're wearing an absorbent product 24/7 as your regular underwear. It clearly counts.