The Following is a guest post by “Geoffrey” that I thought was very well-written and entertaining.
Take a look around you — a whole website, dedicated to adults wearing diapers.
What’s that all about?
Well, turns out it’s about a lot of things.
One of the best reasons to have a place like this is that it brings together all sorts of different people.
Some have been lifetime diaper wearers. Some came to it recently. Some people wear protection 24/7, while others only slip on the occasional diaper for a bit of fun.
Ask every person that comments or posts on this site why they wear diapers, and you’ll probably get a different answer from each one.
Because it turns out “the diaper thing” is a lot of different things for a lot of different people. And as sites like these bring them together, it’s just going to keep getting clearer that wearing diapers is something a lot of people do, and for a lot of good reasons…
It’s About a Practical Need
We all needed diapers for at least the first part of our lives. A lot of us end up needing them again at a later date.
Sometimes a diapered “lifestyle” starts with something as basic as incontinence, in any of its many forms.
Anyone who’s needed to rely on diapers as an adult can respect their practicality. No matter how you feel about the experience of using them, they’re pretty functional tools.
And for some people, that’s reason enough. Hospital patients, individuals with incontinence, men and women with long commutes or long waits in line, and even partying college kids who don’t want to take the time to find a bathroom have all found themselves diapered at one point or another — and appreciated its benefits.
It’s About a Physical Sensation
Soft cloth; crinkling plastic. A fuzzy feeling underneath a smooth one. Thickness and padding.
If you describe the sensations without using the word “diaper,” almost anyone would agree that the experience of being diapered sounds pleasant. It’s like a warm hug for your crotch.
Plain old physical comfort and decadent enjoyment. Reason enough to wear a diaper? It is for some people.
It’s About Mental/Emotional Comfort
The safety of childhood — remembered or purely imagined — is a powerful thing.
For some people, slipping on a diaper is a way of going back to that safety. “Everything’s all right,” it says; “you’re protected.”
The “talisman effect” of clothing is well documented. In a recent study at Northwester University, participants did better on math/science reasoning tests when they were given a white coat to wear and told it was a doctor’s lab coat — but worse when they were given the same coat and told it was an artist’s smock!
Wearing a diaper capitalizes on the same talismanic affect. We feel safer in one because we have strong cultural associations between infancy and safety, and the diaper is a recognizable sign of infancy.
For some people, that makes the act of wearing a diaper an important comfort, in times of stress or in day-to-day life.
It’s About a Sexy Taboo
Sometimes it’s hot to misbehave.
Breaking the rules is fun. And right now, there’s a “rule” that says that grown-ups don’t wear diapers.
It’s kind of a silly rule, but it’s in the public perception enough for breaking it to makes some people feel deliciously naughty.
That diapers have an association with being “bad” for most of us — a remnant of potty training, when relying on them was discouraged — heightens that feeling of taboo.
So yes. Some people wear diapers because it makes them feel hot as hell. And that makes a fair amount of sense!
It’s About a Relationship
Mother and child, domme and sub; lover and diaper-lover.
The act of being diapered, or of diapering, can play a part in any number of relationships. Some are purely sexual, others are emphatically not; most fall somewhere in between.
Many people first come to diapers as an adult through someone else’s introduction.
The diapers don’t define the relationship (at least not in a healthy one). But they’re a part of it, as a support and as a symbol of the larger dynamic.
It’s About the Wetting/Messing
Not everyone who wears a diaper “uses” it, in the sense of expelling waste into it.
Not everyone who uses a diaper enjoys it.
But some people do both.
There are many different appeals: it’s convenient. It’s childish. It’s taboo. It’s warm. It’s soft. It’s embarrassing (and some people like to be embarrassed). Take your pick.
For people who like the feel of relieving themselves sans toilet, diapers are an obvious and practical choice — much easier to clean than underwear, and much more discreet in public.
It’s About Whatever You Want it To Be
So really, it sounds like diapers are about an awful lot of things, doesn’t it?
No wonder so many people are wearing them.
So if you’re wearing a diaper — relax and enjoy it!
If you’ve never worn a diaper, but you feel like you might want to — give it a try!
And if you have no interest in wearing a diaper, but you know someone who does — now you know some of the reasons why.
Amazing what one little piece of cloth and plastic can do, isn’t it?.
Could not agree more
Way to lay out the strait facts bout Wonderful diapers Adrian.
If you know of a female that wears diapers for fun and need, and wants a relationship, Please let e know, thanks
Ha, no need to put it in quotes! It’s my name. Thanks for the chance to post, Adrian — looking forward to another one next week.
This is an excellent “AB/DL 101” article that should make the rounds of every AB and DL site on the internet. Thank you.
Wow! This is very well done, good job! Your site is very well articulated on this fetish/love/pratical problem/solution. Awsome!!!
Love this post
I thought it would be interesting if folks posted why they enjoyed being diapered. I’ll start the ball rolling. In light of this very interesting post.
I love the feel of being diapered. I love the security knowing if I wet/mess, my diaper will hold up. I’m not embarrassed to wear out in public, but very worried and anxious about telling a friend or family member. So I like sites like this.
I’m not embarrassed at all, my mom and dad know I’ve got to wear diapers, I would enjoy being diapered, if I had a girlfriend, she would un tape the wet/messy diaper, clean me up with baby wipes, lather diaper rash cream into m crotch area round my legs, pull and fold up the wet/messy diaper to dispose of later, un rap a clean, fresh diaper, wrap it round y legs with love and pull the tapes to the front. Being diapered feels like an angel hugging and protecting you bottom and font area. OHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHbaby!!!!!!!!!!
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I really enjoyed this article as well – very fresh!
Couldn’t agree more with your post.
I started wearing diapers since I was really young for reasons I can’t remember. All I can remember was that it was a simple comfort that turned into something more over time. It’s embarrassing in a way, and always has been, but it’s a part of me and I enjoy it nonetheless.
Glad there’s a sane website out there where I know I fit in! Thanks Adrian!
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I agree with Adrian, he makes a lot of very valid reasons/circumstances people wear and use diapers for their own reasons.
I wear for a few reasons, I drive trucks and in the middle of the night, getting up to use the toilet is not fun, and I don’t like whizzing in a bottle, so I started buying diapers to stop all of the waking all the way up to hop out of the truck or trying to concentrate on the opening of a bottle to leak in is too much when your barely awake. Wearing and using a diaper is much more sanitary and less clean up, as I don’t wee all over the floor, as I keep it in the stuffing of my padded state.
Wearing also gives me comfort as I feel secure more, and I sleep so much better with a thickly stuffed double diaper between my legs. It also has a sexual side as well, but not as much as it used to, its more comfort level to me when wearing.