A leading blog on the science of sex, love, and relationships, written by social psychologist Dr. Justin Lehmiller. People can develop fetishes for a wide range of things, including but not limited to feet, shoes, and dirty underwear to learn about some of the more unusual sexual fetishes ever documented, click here. A few cases of autonepiophilia have been reported in the psychological literature to date, which typically involve adults who derive sexual gratification from engaging in infant-like behavior. Several online communities exist that cater to persons with this interest, with members generally falling into one of two groups: the adult babies ABs , who tend to be more interested in the role-playing aspect, and the diaper lovers DLs , who tend to be mostly interested in wearing diapers. Very little is known about ABs and DLs, including their psychological characteristics, history, and behaviors.
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Takeaway: This kink is more common than you think - and there are lots of misconceptions about it. Oh, the lovely diversity of sexual interests! In recent years, the popularity of age play has risen. From common relationship pet names " Daddy " , to mentions of "babygirl" in popular rap songs, and baby-printed pacifiers and onesies found in goth stores, it's clear that age play is coming out from the dark corner it's been hiding in. Plus, there are lots of misconceptions; not all adult diaper wearers are into age play, and not all age players want to wear diapers. Like many kinks out there, this one tends to present differently in different people - which is why the term "ABDL" was developed. AB Adult Baby refers to those who love the age play aspect of this kink.
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.
Diaper fetishism , nappy fetishism or diaperism , is a type of garment fetish or paraphilic infantilism. Being forced to wear diapers as a form of humiliation was sometimes a behavior encountered in sexual masochism according to the Dsm-4  , but any reference to diaper fetishism has been removed in the DSM Both men and women can practice diaper fetishes, both inside and outside a relationship.