5 Reasons for Wanting Diapers…

I wanted to post my personal feelings regarding what it feels like, both physically and emotionally, to wear diapers. The experience varies widely from person to person, so most of this post will be personal experiences. I would hope this can be a place for parents, significant others, etc., to gain an empathetic insight and understanding of what drives their loved one to engage in this regressive approach.

1. Oxytocin…

We all love hugs! We hug our loved ones, we hug our friends, many of us even hug our pillows! A hug releases oxytocin in the brain, which is a chemical that makes us feel good, feel happy, and as some studies suggest, increases our self esteem and ability to process emotions.

Think for a moment about what a hug feels like. Think about that warmth. Think about the compression and weight. Think about what that felt like as a child when you were scared, or hurt, or just happy to see someone you missed. What about a thick, heavy, warm, soft, blanket?

These feel good moments are much the same as what has maintained my compulsion towards diapers both as a child and as an adult. The thickness and compression of the diaper feels like a hug that you can take with you and that can provide those ‘feel good’ moments throughout the day.

2. The ‘Cute’ Factor…

I have noticed that all five senses have some involvement with regression, and sight is no different. ABDL diapers have been popping up all over place and, in my opinion, for good reason. Something about the ‘babyish’ look of certain diapers creates a feel good effect by just looking at them. The look helps with feeling ‘little’ and offers a type of comfort that even i do not yet fully understand.

3. Incontinence/Bedwetting …

Well, let’s face it, diapers were made for a purpose. And this purpose is a huge topic among regressors. “Should i ‘go’ in the diaper?” “Isn’t that too far?” “Isn’t it wasting if I don’t ‘go’?” I know that for onlookers, this is the biggest turn off on this subject. Why would anyone want to pee or poop thier pants when they are very well capable of going to the bathroom. Many, however, are not capable of making it to the bathroom. You will notice that many in the ABDL community actually do suffer from incontinece and/or bedwetting. Using a diaper is not a ‘choice’ for many.

4. Emotional Security…

I grew up having accidents until i was in the 6th grade! It was possibly the most traumatizing thing of my whole life, and it lasted for many years of my childhood. I chose the image above because that was a very common scene in my childhood. I look at this picture and I am right back at recess in 5th grade. Just as people who have been through physical trauma have a need to feel safe, I have a need to feel ‘secure’. Even though this part of my life has long been behind me, it remains very much engrained in my psychological makeup and mental health. Wearing a diaper feels secure and worry free that i will not be subject to the ridicule and humiliation that plagued half of my childhood. Wetting a diaper, while not something i personally do all the time, is comforting in a sence that i am in control of the thing that caused so much shame in the past. Also, the physical feeling of a warm, wet diaper adds to the “emotional hug” feeling.

5. Heck if I Know…

Diapers are like water, in that there are so many benefits we dont yet fully understand. We all strive to understand our desires and needs and this is what drives good dialog. Could it be our upbringings that somehow allowed these feelings to develope? Or maybe something in our genetics that made us prime candidates to develope a compulsion towards diapers? There are so many thoughts, ideas, theories, and assumptions that leave very few stones unturned regardinging possible causes, that one can go on an endless journey to explore the inner workings of thier personal motivations.

Wrapping up…

Again, most of these are my personal experiences. I have spent a long time developing an understanding of why I have these feelings and compulsive desires yet still have barely touched the surface. I know many are still working through why they feel the need to wear a diaper and what caused this need. I would love to hear feedback and your experiences. And as always feel free to ask questions if you know of someone who regresses and want to know more.