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.
A diaper fetish means you are an adult who wears diapers socially or as a form of sexual gratification. According to Psychology Today, most diaper lovers are males in their late 30s. Well, look no further. The real question is, does that make the fetish more normal… or even stranger? Diaper fetishes usually fall into one of two categories.
Diaper Fetish: Everything You Want to Know But Don’t Want to Ask
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.
A patient in her 20s was referred to us for psychological assessment due to her depression and suicide attempts. She mentioned being anorgasmic except when diapered and emphasized her erotic preference for diapers. Her childhood included maternal deprivation in an impecunious family headed by an irritable physically disabled father on social assistance. Given the maternal deprivation in childhood, her erotic fixation on diapers parallels the emotional attachment to diapers observed by Harlow in mother deprived infant monkeys.