The stereotypical AB/DL?

What race are you?

  • Asian

    Votes: 4 3.7%
  • Black

    Votes: 1 0.9%
  • Hispanic/Latino

    Votes: 5 4.6%
  • Native

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • White

    Votes: 89 81.7%
  • Mixed

    Votes: 7 6.4%
  • Other (please explain)

    Votes: 3 2.8%

  • Total voters
    109
  • Poll closed .
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Darkfinn

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Okay... this has been on my mind lately... so I've gotta ask. Just to satisfy my curiosity.

Most pics, vids, and descriptions I see of AB/DLs online show white people... typically males... engaged in this activity. We all know that female AB/DLs do exist... but are in a minority.

So what about Black AB/DLs? Or people of Latino, Asian, or Native heritage? I have noticed that we have several non-white members on the site here... and I think that's great. I had just always assumed that being AB/DL was a "white" thing... be it genetic or whatever.

I am merely interested in seeing what percentage of each race we have represented among us here. So please vote appropriately in the poll up there... and don't take it the wrong way. I purposely made the categories very generalised.

Also... the poll votes are anonymous... so noone can see who voted for what.
Thanks!
 
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Error404

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No offense to those of different ethnic backgrounds when I say this but:

Most 'coloured' families are less accepting than those of white origins, this is USUALLY down to religion, with blacks and asians having fear of death held over their heads at the even slightest shame to the family. Indians especially, being gay or bisexual/not normal is enough to have you completely disowned.

Primarily, it comes down to enforced mindsets of the race and who they are culturally, and as most people of different ethnicity have more of a 'culture' than white people, acceptance is generally harder to find, or in the cases that acceptance is available, the person in question is too scared to come out because of friends/family who are part of a culture that would have them hung drawn and quartered.

I just want to note though, I've tried my very best here not to sound racist at all, this comes from personal opinion on what I've seen amongst my friends, and not assumptions.

If you are offended by any of this post, tell me how I should rephrase the sections you dislike and I'll go ahead and fix it for you.
 
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Well... I'm white - a strictly Western European heritage - and I'm male, so I guess I fall into the majority here.

I can see what you are saying about this fetish being a white-male majority. I could say that 95% of my contact with people within this fetish have fallen into that category. On the point about race, I honestly don't know what that could be, I can only assume. I think with ethnicities there are a lot of stereotypes that pertain to how the men must act within that group. Within the black subculture, a stereotype is that they are stocky men, built physically very well and are "street tough" - not the ideal image for someone within this fetish.

Yes, the same is true with Caucasian people, but not to such a large degree. A white person can be stereotypified as a simple office worker, a musician, a construction worker, anything! This provides a greater array of fields that would seem much more appropriate to fit this fetish. Without such a "tough guy" image to uphold, perhaps they are more psychologically susceptible to having an innocent aura about them.

Moving on to the point about being majority male... I believe I once read somewhere that since this fetish is a sexual thing for a lot of it's members, the reason why it's so male dominated is because our sexual organs are on the outside of our body. The feeling of a diaper is a lot more stimulating to us (because it's in direct contact with our manhood) as opposed to a female, who doesn't have as much sensitivity on the outside.
 

Darkfinn

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The feeling of a diaper is a lot more stimulating to us (because it's in direct contact with our manhood) as opposed to a female, who doesn't have as much sensitivity on the outside.
In my experience... females are just as sensitive to stimulation on the outsides around their genital area as the males are.

Ladies... feel free to chime in on this one...
 
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^^

Failing that, then perhaps the feeling of having our stuff enveloped. That feeling of tightness and restrictiveness may also be appealing. It does go in a similar direction to sex itself.
 

Takashi

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I'm white but I do have some native american in my blood line.
 

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I'm white, which is what I voted.
 
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Peachy

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I clicked "white", although I'm also "native". Because whites have always lived here :tongueout:

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Yeah... "Native" doesn't really make any sense. :confused:

Anyway I'm white too. I have no idea why white seems to be the majority amongst *Bs...

Maybe the concept of babyhood is more predominate in white families? But then that's generalising...
 

ayanna

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I'm white (western-European descent) so that's what I voted. I'm also female, so I guess that puts me in the minority. That said...people of different cultures are exposed to different things...I think you will find that *BDL-ism (for want of a better way to express it) is quite acceptable in Japan.

Since it's something primarily kept behind closed doors, it's not really something that the majority of people know about or experience. For instance, my 'daddy' had never heard of ABDL or infantilism until he met me (actually I knew him for over a year before I told him). He was quite interested in the concept and I showed him some of the articles at Bittergrey's site Understanding Infantilism. Oh, 'n for those who don't know, my 'daddy' is Saudi!

I guess you never know who might want to be involved in this until you talk to them about it, but most of us have a fear of talking about it to anyone!
 

Darkfinn

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Hmm...

Well, "Native" is generally to represent Native Americans, the Aboriginal people, Eskimos, or Islanders. People who aren't really considered to be part of the other major groups.

Darn... I did forget to include Arabs didn't I? I'll have to see if I can add that in.
 

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I just want to note though, I've tried my very best here not to sound racist at all, this comes from personal opinion on what I've seen amongst my friends, and not assumptions.

If you are offended by any of this post, tell me how I should rephrase the sections you dislike and I'll go ahead and fix it for you.
I think it would be better if you took 'coloured' out of there and replaced it with non-white or something. Everyone is a colour and that phrase has a lot of negative connotations. I'm not offended by it as such and I'm not accusing you or racism or anything or the sort, but coloured just doesn't sit well with me.

Anyway, I don't buy the thing about it being more stimulating for men than women; I think it's much more cultural than physical and as stereotypes and gender roles gradually break down you might see more women coming into the AB/DL world. I can certainly see why many women would want to avoid many of the online AB/DL communities and the rather predatory attitudes that can be encountered in many men there though, so it might be that there are a few more interested women than we imagine.

On ethnicity, well, a large proportion of English speaking people with regular internet access across the world - those likely to be found in these kinds of places - are white, though it's true that whites are overrepresented nevertheless. I have known several AB/DLs of black or Asian origin though and it's not a predilection that is inherent to any particular race in my experience.
 

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Well I'm white...I usually see females when I look (because I specifically search for them n__n)...I haven't really noticed the race though...I do see a good amount of Asians too though...Picture-wise that is
 

Footed P.J.

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I am a white, male, American. I am attracted to white females, especially in diapers and footed pajamas. It is what it is. You all are pretty much avatars to me. As much as I enjoy the banter here on the board, I'm not sure I'd really care to meet anyone in person. On guard I am. So the race issue really hasn't popped up for me. I just don't feel one way or the other.
 

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Since it's something primarily kept behind closed doors, it's not really something that the majority of people know about or experience. For instance, my 'daddy' had never heard of ABDL or infantilism until he met me (actually I knew him for over a year before I told him). He was quite interested in the concept and I showed him some of the articles at Bittergrey's site Understanding Infantilism. Oh, 'n for those who don't know, my 'daddy' is Saudi!

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That strengthened by the fact that "white" people are still ahead on everyone else in the world when it comes to internet access. The results are perfectly logic.

(for the people that didn't know, I'm white)
 
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daria7483

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In my experience... females are just as sensitive to stimulation on the outsides around their genital area as the males are.

Ladies... feel free to chime in on this one...
Amen!

I've always assumed it was mainly a white male thing too. I'd love to do a complete demographic poll on AB/TB/DLs...with age, education level, ethnicity, religion, income, etc. It'd be interesting to divide it up by country and then see how much the *B/DL population mirrors that country's overall demographics.
 
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baby kiffer

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On ethnicity, well, a large proportion of English speaking people with regular internet access across the world - those likely to be found in these kinds of places - are white, though it's true that whites are overrepresented nevertheless. I have known several AB/DLs of black or Asian origin though and it's not a predilection that is inherent to any particular race in my experience.
You beat me to it!

I strongly agree in this area, and I believe it strongly connects with the ideas that have been mentioned in this thread (such as the availability of "tough guy" jobs that give reason to retreat from a "tough" life).

This condition probably develops in all parts of the world, regardless of one's economic stature, but it is the ability to actively engage in and communicate with others--with regards to infantilism--that seems to be influenced by economic stature.

For example, infantilists may be quite populous in developing countries, but we would not know, because connection to the internet may not be readily available for our sources. That, and it may not be beneficial to survival in these developing countries.

That, and coincidentally, it seems that most developing countries are not white, whereas industrialized--more wealthy--parts of the world seem predominantly white.

Thus, if it is true that infantilism can be expressed more openly in an industrialized society, and it is true that industrialized (and consequently wealthy) parts of the world are predominantly white, then the results of the poll seem entirely logical.
 
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