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Survey - AB/DL Odds and Ends part 2 - Memories


Sections: Survey #4 part 1 - 2 - help - 3 - 4 - practices - favorites

Edit 1 Jan 2017: These results have been updated per the 2016 standards updates, and to remove an additional, duplicate submission..

This section will ask about some common aspects of our pasts. It starts out early in childhood, including some things that might not be remembered. Then it moves into early AB/DL experimentation, which might never be forgotten.

11)How old are you in your earliest memory?

N=682 % Option
1 25 4% Don't know
2 120 18% probably under 2 years old
3 165 24% around 2 yrs
4 153 23% around 3 yrs
5 95 14% around 4 yrs
6 92 13% around 5-6 yrs
7 23 3% around 7-9 yrs
8 9 1% probably 10 yrs or over

12)During your first few years of life, who did you spend your days with? Please select the best match.

N=684 % Option
1 86 13% Both parents stayed at home
2 343 50% One parent, a housewife/househusband
3 94 14% One parent, who returned to his/her career after you started school
4 41 6% One or more grandparents or other extended family members
5 30 4% A nanny or other non-relative
6 54 8% I was dropped off at a day-care
7 36 5% I don't know

13)At what age did you stop accidentally wetting the bed?

N=683 % Option
1 116 17% Don't know
2 72 11% probably under 2 years old
3 63 9% around 2 yrs
4 83 12% around 3 yrs
5 82 12% around 4 yrs
6 70 10% around 5-6 yrs
7 65 10% around 7-9 yrs
8 132 19% probably 10 yrs or over

14)Were you spanked or otherwise corporally punished as a child?

N=685 % Option
1 89 13% Never
2 307 45% Only a few times
3 200 29% Many times (but only when deserved)
4 89 13% Too many times (when I didn't deserve it)

15)When you first experimented with diapers and/or plastic pants, what were they?

N=684 % Option
1 252 37% improvised (terry or paper towels, plastic bags, shirts, etc.)
2 252 37% actual baby diapers/pants (that still fit)
3 101 15% actual baby diapers/pants (modified to fit)
4 79 12% actual adult diapers/pants

16)Were diapers or diaper-substitutes present in your early masturbation or other early sexual exploration?

N=684 % Option
1 103 15% All the time
2 140 20% Often
3 156 23% Sometimes
4 103 15% Rarely
5 139 20% Never
6 43 6% No masturbation or sexual exploration

17)Have you ever had trouble wetting a diaper when you want to?

N=684 % Option
1 317 46% No
2 222 32% I used to
3 129 19% I still do
4 16 2% I don't wet diapers

18)When growing up, did you think it likely that your family and friends would accept your AB/DL desires if they knew?

N=685 % Option
1 14 2% I was certain that they would accept them/me.
2 21 3% I thought they would accept them/me.
3 128 19% I didn't know or didn't think about it much.
4 188 27% I thought they would not accept them/me.
5 334 49% I was certain that they would not accept them/me.

19)Did your expectations about acceptance or rejection from others affect your lifestyle, self-image, personality, etc.?

N=682 % Option
1 110 16% It had a major impact, affecting most aspects of my life.
2 177 26% It had a substantial effect, affecting many aspects of my life.
3 228 33% It had a minor effect, affecting only some aspects of my life.
4 167 24% It had little or no effect.

20)Was this affect lasting? Does it still affect you?

N=673 % Option
1 227 34% It still affects me
2 49 7% Lasting
3 142 21% Somewhat lasting
4 80 12% Not lasting
5 175 26% Little or no effect

Questions 21 and 22 have a smaller sample size due to an error in the original coding of the survey. Data collected before this error was fixed is not included in this summary.

21)How old were you, in years, when you learned that there were other AB/DLs?

N=408 % Option
1 1 0% 1-2 yrs
2 0 0% 3-5 yrs
3 2 0% 6-8 yrs
4 19 5% 9-11 yrs
5 105 26% 12-14 yrs
6 90 22% 15-17 yrs
7 81 20% 18-20 yrs
8 21 5% 21-23 yrs
9 29 7% 24-26 yrs
10 11 3% 27-29 yrs
11 18 4% 30-32 yrs
12 12 3% 33-35 yrs
13 1 0% 36-38 yrs
14 11 3% 39-41 yrs
15 2 0% 42-44 yrs
16 1 0% 45-47 yrs
17 2 0% 48-50 yrs
18 1 0% 51-53 yrs
19 1 0% 54-56 yrs
20 0 0% 57-59 yrs
Erratum 23 Feb 2017: Ranges 1-2 and 9-11 were mislabeled as 0-2 and 9-10.

22)How did you learn there were other AB/DLs?

N=409 % Option
1 10 2% Conversation (face-to-face, phone, mail, etc.)
2 15 4% Conversation (chat room, email, etc.)
3 210 51% Found an Internet website (not interactive) or wiki.
4 82 20% Found an Internet forum (interactive)
5 20 5% TV/radio broadcast.
6 44 11% Adult magazine, movie, book, etc.
7 6 1% Book or magazine about psychology, psychiatry, etc.
8 8 2% Other newspaper, magazine, etc.
9 14 3% Other:

Responses for 'other' included:

23)If there was a machine that would let you re-experience one day from childhood, would you choose a day from your own childhood or someone else's? You wouldn't be able to choose a particular day or particular other child, but would be able to choose the approximate age.

N=675 % Option
1 339 50% My own
2 105 16% Can't decide
3 80 12% Wouldn't want to
4 151 22% Someone else's.

24)What could be done to help make growing up easier for today's young AB/DLs? (optional)

The average human has one breast and one testicle. ~Des McHale


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