Paraphilic infantilism , also known as autonepiophilia ,  psychosexual infantilism  and adult baby syndrome ,  is a sexual fetish that involves role-playing a regression to an infant -like state. There is no recognized etiology for infantilism and there is little research done on the subject. It has been linked to masochism and a variety of other paraphilias. Although it is commonly confused with pedophilia , the two conditions are distinct and infantilists do not seek children as sexual partners. A variety of organizations exist to discuss infantilism or meet with other practitioners throughout the world.
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Diaper fetishism - Wikipedia
We hypothesized that ABDL phenomena were associated with general psychological maladjustment and with an experience of parental rejection during childhood. Participants were first given an ad hoc questionnaire, which was devised to obtain information about the anamnestic variables related to ABDL. Then, the participants filled out the Cognitive Behaviour Assessment 2. Finally, they filled out the Adult Parental Acceptance—Rejection Questionnaire, to evaluate their recollections of parental perceived rejection, and the Personality Assessment Questionnaire, to evaluate the primary psychological aspects related to parental rejection. Results: The data indicated that adults with ABDL showed the presence of anxious traits and recollections of parental rejection during childhood.
This Is What Living With An Adult Diaper Fetish Is Like
Justice MacDonald heard an autistic man with a sexual preference for paraphilia infantilism, or ABDL, which is an acronym for "adult baby diaper lovers" could be at risk of "exploitation". Sign up today for the best stories straight to your inbox. An autistic man who has a sexual fetish that involves adults role-playing as an infant has been flagged as being "vulnerable to financial exploitation" by a judge. Justice MacDonald heard a man, who is in the care of council social services, has a fetish that involves adults "role-playing to an infant-like state.
You've probably heard about fetishes before -- maybe you saw some tawdry show on late night TV or read something on Reddit -- but how much do you know about what it really means to live with one? Brian also discusses how his adult diaper fetish is affecting his personal life, the origin of his fetish and why he decided to share his experiences with the world. Zhana Vrangalova , a sex expert and professor at New York University, also joins the podcast to offer her insight on the subject:.