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AB vs DL are they different?

AB vs DL are they different?   73 members have voted

  1. 1. Should the term 'Diaper Lover' be specific to people who enjoy wearing without wanting to be a baby?

    • Yes a DL is different because I don't want to imitate a baby! I'm just a guy/girl in a diaper
      56
    • No! ABs are also DLs. If you like to wear diapers, no matter the reason you are a DL
      17

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Sure to stir some feelings but what is your opinion? Should the term DL be specific to people who enjoy wearing without wanting to be a baby? Should there be a specific name for people who don't affiliate with wanting to be a baby or pretend to take on babyish qualities?

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I never thought there was any doubt about the distinction between a DL & an AB.  Personally, AB role play holds no attraction for me.  I just prefer diapers as my normal underwear and the convenience of using them.

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6 hours ago, BBoy said:

Should the term DL be specific to people who enjoy wearing without wanting to be a baby? Should there be a specific name for people who don't affiliate with wanting to be a baby or pretend to take on babyish qualities?

I thought DL already meant that.

I've always thought of AB & DL being two different fetishes, but because they often intertwine with each other the two got stuck together.

I think most people just pick the one that suits them, I've seen people who just identify as DL without the AB part such as Craisler who posted on this thread above me.

Also sorry to be a pest but I think a simple "yes" or "no" answer for the poll would be better

Yes a DL is different because I don't want to imitate a baby! I'm just a guy/girl in a diaper

What if someone thinks a DL is different to AB but imitates being a baby? 

Maybe true....

Whilst maybe not as common, I'm sure I've heard of some who age-play as AB without diapers

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Many babies are diaper lovers, so they are of course ABDLs

Those of us that only like diapers and not the AB is Diaper Lovers

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I am, have always been and always will be a DL.  I have absolutely no interest at all in AB stuff or acting like a baby or being treated like a baby.  No interest in humiliation, embaressment, domination, being babied, baby clothes, bottles or anything like that.  Therefore, I am a DL, Diaper Lover.  Those who like baby stuff, being babied and all I have just mentioned relating to that are considered AB or Adult Babies.  Therefore, as it currently seems to be, if you are a lover of wearing diapers but not of any baby play, you are a DL.  If you are a person who likes regression, baby clothes and acting like a baby with someone to dominate you, roll play as your mommy or daddy, then you are an AB or Adult Baby.  Even if you love wearing diapers as part of your play as a baby, I would still consider you as an AB.  If you seem to be equally interested in both diapers and baby play, or if sometimes you like the roll play and regression of baby play while other times you are a normal adult who just likes wearing diapers, then you might classify yourself as AB/DL.  The term DL should be specifically for those who like wearing diapers but don't do any baby play.  Even DL's who may cross over a bit and enjoy a pacifier or onesie now and then but are mostly diaper lovers should be considered as DL, not AB.

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To me, you can be an AB, a DL, or an ABDL.

Some people like ageplay without diapers but still like the "baby age" tendencies (I know many people like this). So not all ABs are DLs.

Many DLs don't like to ageplay at all and just wanna relax in a diaper. DLs aren't ABs always. 

You can like ageplay and like the diaper aspect, and that would make you an ABDL. In my opinion anyway. 

But no matter what, I say let the individual person be the one to label themselves, not you. 

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   I am not A AB or A DL I need too wear

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If you enjoy wearing diapers, you are a DL. I think incontinent people can be DLs too if they enjoy them and wouldn't give them up if they had the option or if they were turned on by them and liked pooping and peeing in them. I think ABs are DLs if they also enjoy diapers. Now one can be DL and not be an AB if they have no interest in anything related to AB such as bottles or pacifiers and cribs and rompers and other AB clothes and being taken care of. No I don't think watching children shows or cartoons or coloring or liking any childish stuff makes one AB or otherwise a bunch of none DLs would be ABs. 

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I agree with everyone on AB, DL, and ABDL.  I have been DL for 50+ years and finally admitted I was AB 18 yrs ago.

 I feel "admitted" is more accurate than "became" because I always desired to "be diapered" by a loving mommy, not just diaper myself.

What do you think about that distinction?

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I agree with most of the posted above.  As a DL myself, I don't have any fascination/attachment with baby objects.  I like to live my life exactly the same, just with some cozy thick padding.  Weather I walk around with wet or dry pants is my private business.

 

I've tried to use bottles, pacifiers, etc. and all that stuck was an attachment towards sucking on a  pacifier, and that could be because I was reluctant to get rid of mine as a youngling.

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i agree with much of what was said here already. DL's are people that simply like wearing and using their diapers with little to no desire to act or dress like an infant or youngin'. i find myself as just that. i've tried a few things, but not to the extent of littleamytheil, mainly because nothing appealed to me. no pacifiers, bottles, booties, the only thing i found i like is a onesy and perhaps some sort of pj's :P

 

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As I suspect is the case with many folk I don't fit into either category. In fact, I'm more of that "/" in AB/DL than an either/or in what may be a false dichotomy

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I took the survey :) One thing about titles and labels ,, they don't quite fit everyone , we are all so truly unique and don't always fit properly into a box . I see myself as a little ,, my little age is 5 ish . I don't fit into that ab box . I do like diapers and I do like things ,, activities that relate to my little age . I remember a good number of years ago the term / label  " Little" came about . It seemed to me at the time because adult babys, AB , AD/DL had a title but anyone above that age didn't . Little seemed to fit me better . Kidult works too .  Now it seems that "Littles" is freely used and  encompasses anyone that is a ageplayer under the age of tween , teen / middle age .

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I like your set diagram, diapersalways, but I think it's actually a little more complicated.

You need two intersecting circles - one is "DL" and the other is "little"; and the intersection between the two is "AB" - i.e. people who are both "little" and diaper lovers. But there are diaper lovers who are not AB (in the DL circle, but outside the intersection); and there are those of us who are "little" but not DL (in the "little" circle, but outside the intersection).

I can't draw the diagram on da pooter, though - I don't know how cos I'm only little. So you'll have to draw that ...

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Yes, I have no desire to be treated like or act like a baby.  I just love to wear diapers 

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1 hour ago, DLBiker said:

Yes, I have no desire to be treated like or act like a baby.  I just love to wear diapers 

Same here I have to wear them and soon learned to enjoy them. I couldn't imagine not being in nappies now. I have no problem with the AB scene at all it's just not for me.

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I'm definitely a DL,  and not into AB's. 

I'm also into crushing the taboo of diapers as babyish. 

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The term is becoming obsolete as time goes on. It was coined at DPF 34 years ago that I know of and the whole idea was new although AB had beenknown since the Days of Amber E/Mommy Florence 8 years earlier. In the "84-6 timeframe. It was further divided into to Infant-toddler, pre-school, gradee-school, middle-school and up, the latst became teen-baby. Now we have Littles, ALG/LG and I submit VLG (Very Little Girl) 4-7 and Little Boy along with Toddler so "AB" may be losing its meaning. LG can be up to 15 in some cases

 

Not being a DL I cannot comment on it save that it has solidified as a separate entity, and I often use AB/LG to mean VLG. That would be really part of Pre-school although it would include both K and 1st grade. If you look at a 1st grade class you will see that some of the members are still a bit babyish in appearance and demeanor. While I have several memory snippets of being 3 and maybe slightly younger, my first memoru of being anything like an entity or person is at age 4. AB/AK have backstories about their diapers, I do not see that in DL's

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On 1/8/2017 at 9:32 AM, lilstevie said:

I took the survey :) One thing about titles and labels ,, they don't quite fit everyone , we are all so truly unique and don't always fit properly into a box . I see myself as a little ,, my little age is 5 ish . I don't fit into that ab box . I do like diapers and I do like things ,, activities that relate to my little age . I remember a good number of years ago the term / label  " Little" came about . It seemed to me at the time because adult babys, AB , AD/DL had a title but anyone above that age didn't . Little seemed to fit me better . Kidult works too .  Now it seems that "Littles" is freely used and  encompasses anyone that is a ageplayer under the age of tween , teen / middle age .

Count me among those who don't quite fit. I do love diapers, which would firmly put me into the DL category--and that's how I first defined myself. There is, however, a part of me that ventures into Adult Little Girl territory--without role-playing or adopting any sort of persona. I just like having and playing with the toys I was denied when I was younger, particularly dolls. 

I also, to my surprise, found I like pacifiers, again without adopting a particular age or persona. They simply satisfy an emotional urge, though if you were to ask, "why pacifiers and not some other baby item like bottles or baby clothes?" I really wouldn't know what to say.

So am I an AB, a DL, or an Adult Little Girl? Whatever I may be, the poll is a bit too constricting for someone like me.

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I'm kinda confused. I will try and clarify on my confusion in a minute. I say, that I am now AB/DL, and I understand what that stands for and represents, and I use it all the time. 

But now for my confused thought, When I was young (a child) I liked diapers. So, maybe I'd say I was a DL back then. I would don a makeshift diaper, but nothing else. I was wearing items, I felt were meant for babies, and wanted to experience that. So, even though I was just wearing diapers, did that make me an Adolescent Baby/Diaper Lover? And I only interject Adolescent in there, because adult wouldn't fit. But, for the sake of discussion, was I an AB/DL as a child? 

I can take it a bit further, and ask this. A DL can be a diaper lover, their whole life. You can say, a potty trained 3 year old, might be a DL, because they do still like wearing diapers. You can say the same for any age, 4,5,6,16, etc. But how do you define a child who likes to play, and stay at being a baby? For an adult we call it Adult Baby. Take the same adult, and look back at their adolescence. When the same person, wanted to act as a baby. I guess we could term it as, Adolescent Baby?

And I know it can also come under the term infantilist, even for a child. But that's more of a psychiatric term, and not a lay term.

I hope I didn't get far off topic here?  It's just that, there can be a lot of grey area, so maybe a few grains of salt.   

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I think it is an identity thing.

I think ABs are those who identify as babies and DLs are those who don't.

I think this extends fairly far. I've had pacis and overtly babyish clothes for a while, but I use my paci for comfort and my babyish clothes because they fit well around my diapers in a way that my adult clothes don't. Until recently, I wouldn't have considered myself an AB (I'm feeling an AB element starting to emerge now, so I identify as AB/DL).

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For an AB/AK diapers are part of a larger whole and to a greater or lesser amount of importance and may even be the major factor in your world just as they were often the major issue in that of a 5 year old "over age" wetter or used with little girls in some ways (long trips, gatherings, etc)

Atcually rubber panties were used more than diapers, since the would sometimes be put over regular underwear to guard against small accidents, or as punishment, or used under or instead of the regular underwear, which, given their association with babies, was a big deal as well as causing strong, often distracting, feelings, or put on dolls by themselves

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In fact, I think we are to such a point of separation now that, while a person can have some of both, the two are really unrelated

AB, which included AK expressed in separate age groups (infnat, toddler, pre-school, grade school and high school now adding LG and LB) have more attending them than just diapers so that diapers, are a large part of the story, are not the whole story or maybe not even the main story. If you go into my "About Me, you find there are a few other things

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I am a DL

Does being changed by someone make me a AB as i do like being changed.

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3 hours ago, anned said:

I am a DL

Does being changed by someone make me a AB as i do like being changed.

Absolutely freaking not!! 

I'm DL too and I love being diapered and changed by my wife. 

I don't coo, suck a pacifier, cuddle a plushie, or anything baby related. Love it, love it, love it!!

Now if only she was able to lift my legs and simultaneously slide the diaper under me......wait does that make me an AB?!....Lol

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