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Family-friendly pride festival in Minneapolis hosts “Adult Diaper Enthusiasts” booth
M.A.D.E is a group of disturbed individuals who act as babies. The organization promises to provide its members with an “accepting and safe environment for adults over 18 to discuss and explore their interests in the ABDL (Adult Baby/Diaper Lover), Ageplay, and merging lifestyles.” Pictures from events they attend show adults wearing diapers, playing with pacifiers and donning children’s clothing. The booth is also filled with children’s toys, a diaper changing room for adults, and a playroom.
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Some members of M.A.D.E say they are into “diaper play” as a type of sex kink. “For diaper fetishists, simply wearing a diaper, the bulking feeling and crinkling sounds associated with it, is enough to cause the fetishist a form of erotic pleasure,” they explain. Diaper play can also be used as a form of role play, according to M.A.D.E, and is a “strong part of “Adult Baby” play.”
The Pride Festival had many sponsors supporting the event, including Target. Target is no stranger when it comes to supporting controversial issues. Back in May, Target received backlash for carrying “tuck friendly” women’s swimsuits with “extra crotch” coverage and LGBTQ-themed clothing for kids. It is no surprise that Target jumped at the opportunity to be the number one sponsor of this event.
We spoke with an attendee at the festival, who told us that children were in close proximity to the booth. He also insisted that children were able to see adults in diapers on full display. Children should not be near adults who openly display a fetish and sex kink and have a keen interest in all-things kids.
If someone has a diaper fetish they should keep it in their home. But when they publish videos of themselves, and festivals are publicly hosting booths promoting a fetish, it has an impact on our culture and we should call it out. These individuals publicly displaying and promoting their fetish likely suffer from mental illness like this video which went viral on Twitter shows:
Those who participate in the ABDL community believe that they should not be judged, because they are consenting adults who aren't causing harm. Yet they also demand respect and acceptance.
As a society, accepting this as normal is harmful and dangerous. If adults can identify as children, then there is no telling how far down our culture can go. This troubling trend of demanding to be “affirmed” and accepted for whatever sex kink one is into, must be stopped in its tracks.