paraphilic infantilism

(redirected from Infantilist)

paraphilic infantilism

A sexual fetish in which the participant role-plays regression to an infant-like state by drinking from a baby bottle, sleeping in an oversized crib, playing in a playpen and wearing diapers. The activities have overtones that range from gentle and nurturing experiences—those who engage in banal infantilistic play are known as adult babies—to those with dark, sadomasochistic content. Not all adult babies are diaper fetishists, whose sexuoeroticism hinges on wearing diapers (covered in urine and faeces). Those who do are termed adult baby/diaper lovers (AB/DL).
References in periodicals archive ?
In fact, Barber believes "religion may be the sector with the most potential for resistance from the outside to the infantilist ethos and its consumer culture.
In this realm of ego psychology, therefore, a second implication for me, and one that is built on the back of the first, is that, regardless of his or her particular sexual and gender identity and orientation, every leatherman or leatherwoman, every infantilist, fetishist, and polyamorist, every person wrestling with questions of coming out, every gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered, queer, heterosexual, or straight person: everyone brings concerns to the therapeutic process that are unique because Everyone brings concerns to the therapeutic dialogue that are simply human: the minority of one again.
The Belgian designer's essayist approach is rife with Peter York's Babytime (in which the style commentator proposes that adults' dressing like children is an abstraction of repudiated social responsibility, the infantilist embracing of capitalism that bridged hippies to yuppies), but last season he took a more palatable sidestep: skirts and coats fringed with embroidered reproductions of the Bayeux Tapestry and underwear featuring faux Normans and Anglo-Saxons.