A Florida woman dresses and acts like baby as a way to cope with being sexually abused at a young age.
Jess, a 21-year-old Lakeland, Florida, resident, is known as an “adult baby” due to her habit of acting like a baby, which includes wearing diapers, drinking from bottles and displaying baby-like behavior, according to the Daily Mail.
“Age play is really my best escape, and it allows me to reclaim the innocence of my childhood and have it play out the way I always wanted,” Jess said.
The young woman was sexually abused at the age of two, and said that although age play is a coping mechanism for her childhood trauma, it is something she also genuinely enjoys.
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“'It allows me to be playful and cute, which is what I'm like naturally anyway and so I think that I would definitely still be living this lifestyle if I'd had a more 'normal' childhood,” she said.
Jess’ boyfriend David, 24, acts as her “daddy,” and the two engage in in various sub-sects of BDSM that revolve around age play. Jess, however, insists that their practices are not sexual.
“We never have sex while I'm age playing but for a lot of people it is a sexual kink,” she said.
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“For us, it is more about enjoying the dominant/submissive dynamic in our everyday lives," Jess continued. "I was always very childlike in my mannerisms anyway so this has been a sort of natural progression for us both. I enjoy the feeling of David being a protector and a person that I can depend on to look after me and he likes feeling needed.”
When he acts as “daddy,” David sets rules for Jess and punishes her with time outs and other consequences if she does not follow them. He also rewards her with shopping trips and sweets for good behavior.
“As a little girl, I like to do a lot of different things," Jess said. "I like to drink out of sippy cups, I like to dance and wear cute dress and tutus, I like to [color] in my [coloring] books, listen to cute music, watch kids' movies and play around in make-up that I shouldn't be playing around in."
Jess has a YouTube channel where she openly discusses her lifestyle with her 25,000 subscribers.
“I'm always happy to educate those who don't understand and give a voice to those who are afraid to come out,” she said.
“My main goal with everything online is to be myself and show others they can too - whatever they're into," she continued. "I don't do anything with the intention of sexually arousing anyone, all my social media is safe for work, but I can't control what they do from behind a screen and I don't really mind it much."
Sources: Daily Mail / Photo credit: Edward Linsmier/Barcroft Images via Daily Mail