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Survey #3, Section 1 - AB/DL Pictures, Stories, Etc.

This section explored the media items that AB/DLs enjoy. These might include pictures, stories, movies, songs, TV ads, etc. Some were created by AB/DLs themselves, and others were created with no awareness that AB/DLs existed.

The first hurdle that was faced when constructing the survey was the size of the libraries of some surveyees. These libraries might include dozens, hundreds, or possibly thousands of items. To narrow things down, the following instructions were given:

When asked about your favorite AB/DL-related picture, story, or video, which one comes to mind first? Please keep that one item in mind when answering the following questions. It is OK if this item wasn't created by or for AB/DLs. There isn't a right or wrong choice. Please answer at least the first question.

7)Is your favorite item of AB/DL-related media a:

N % Option
1 286 27% Photograph
2 94 9% Drawing
3 339 32% Short Story
4 19 2% Book
5 133 12% Short video
6 54 5% Movie
7 14 1% TV show
8 5 0% Song
9 9 1% Advertisement
10 26 2% Other: (input area provided)
11 93 9% I don't have a favorite item of AB/DL-related media

"Other" responses for question #7:

Surveyees who selected 'I don't have a favorite' were asked to skip to Section Two, Partners.

Constructing the following questions was difficult because very little could be assumed about the media item. They might range from conventional pornography to Disney movies. It should be noted that while the results are averaged together here, the different tastes and items are not necessarily interchangeable.

8)What aspects are important to your enjoyment of that media item? Pick any that are important.

N % Option
1 414 41% age regression
2 341 34% babyhood
3 281 28% bondage or transfer of control
4 293 29% clothing, other than diapers
5 876 86% diapers
6 197 19% femininity or womanhood
7 90 9% furriness or animalhood
8 64 6% growing up/coming of age
9 375 37% humiliation or loss of status
10 375 37% innocence
11 49 5% masculinity or manhood
12 166 16% objects other than diapers and clothing
13 217 21% partial exposure/partially covered
14 164 16% sense of wonder, hope, or optimism
15 122 12% simplicity, the lack of competing aspects
16 150 15% sissyhood
17 286 28% sexual arousal, readiness, or invitation
18 612 60% wetting or messing, being wet or messy
19 206 20% a dom-sub relationship
20 256 25% a parent-child relationship
21 180 18% a relationship between lovers
22 53 5% Other: (input area provided)
23 18 2% Not Applicable: I don't have a favorite item of AB/DL-related media

"Other" responses for question #8:

Even after selecting one favorite media item, the following question about a character in the item could be ambiguous if there were multiple characters. To narrow things down, the following instructions were given:

The next four questions relate to a character in that picture, story, etc. Consider the character who is most important to your enjoyment of it. This character might not be the most important to the picture or story itself. If different answers apply at different times in a story, answer based on the part of the story that you enjoy most.

9)What is that character's sex and gender?

N % Option
1 357 35% male
2 104 10% male but crossdressed or changed into a female
3 445 44% female
4 4 0% female but crossdressed or changed into a male
5 23 2% intersexed, with both male and female features
6 25 2% his or her gender is unclear
7 17 2% it doesn't have a gender
8 42 4% Not Applicable: No favorite item of AB/DL-related media or no characters in it.

10)Is the age of the character's role similar to the character's (or model's) age?

N % Option
1 426 42% Yes
2 382 38% No, the character is older (for example, a grown man acting as a toddler)
3 33 3% No, the character is younger (for example, a baby acting as an adult)
4 104 10% Not enough information to decide
5 60 6% Not Applicable: No favorite item of AB/DL-related media or no characters in it.

11)What is the apparent role of the character? Please choose the closest match.

N % Option
1 59 6% No clear role
2 85 8% Newborn/young baby
3 283 28% Toddler
4 124 12% Small child, before puberty
5 153 15% Teen or older child (but not a caregiver)
6 177 18% Adult (but not a caregiver)
7 27 3% Sitter, nurse, teacher, or other unrelated caregiver
8 48 5% Mommy, daddy, big brother, or other related caregiver
9 48 5% Not Applicable: No favorite item of AB/DL-related media or no characters in it.

12)Given your choice, you would..

N % Option
1 236 24% Be with the character (be together with him or her, giving care to or receiving care from him or her, etc.)
2 469 47% Be the character (replace him or her in that situation, costume, body, etc.)
3 231 23% Sometimes "be with," sometimes "be"...
4 58 6% Not Applicable: No favorite item of AB/DL-related media or no characters in it.

13)Is there something that you would like to add about your favorite AB/DL-related picture, story, video, etc.? (optional)

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