If you’ve ever perused the darker areas of the internet (and after all, who hasn’t?), you’ve probably come across a weird phenomenon: grown men and women dressing like children.
Now, if you’re pure and innocent and golden, you’re probably scratching your head in confusion. Who are these grown adults dressed like children? Why are they doing it? Does it really even matter? Let those of us who have been exposed to this awful trend answer all of those questions for you…
Adults who dress like children call themselves a variety of things. The most common term seems to be “littles.” They are part of a growing community of adults that dress like babies or small children. Some take things a step further by wearing diapers, carrying stuffed animals, and speaking as if they are toddlers.
People in this community are most often seen wearing onesies as if they are infants or little girl’s dresses. (Think the “Lolita” look but even younger.)
So the next question is: Why are they doing this? What would possess a grown adult to dress like a small child? Could it be that they just prefer children’s clothing? Do kid’s clothes fit them better? Are they more comfortable? Sure, in some instances one or all of those things may be the case. However, in the majority of these cases, it’s something a little more…complicated. Let us make one thing clear: This is not a fashion trend and don’t let anyone fool you into thinking that it is.
The reality is that most of the people in these “little” communities are dressing and behaving this way for one reason: It is a sexual fetish. They are turned on by acting and looking like a child and on the flipside, someone else is turned on by them looking and acting like a child. Now, we’re not here to judge, but let us judge anyways: This stuff is weird. Not only is it weird, but it’s also dangerous…and that brings us to our next question.
Why Is It A Problem?
You may think, “What’s the big deal? They’re not hurting anyone. Who cares what someone is into when it comes to their personal lives?” Sure, that is true of most fetishes, but this one poses the risk of setting a dangerous precedent. Before you say that there’s nothing wrong with people dressing like children for sexual gratification, really think about the words that you just read.
People are dressing like children for sexual gratification.
Now, if that isn’t a stepping stone to pedophilia, we don’t know what is. We cannot normalize the idea of dressing like a child to turn people on. Dressing like a child should not be a turn on – not for the person doing it or the person looking at. Nothing about the way children dress should be sexualized in any way.
This is not a hard concept to understand. If you are dressing like a child and finding sexual gratification from that, it’s a serious problem. If you are dressing like a child and other people are finding sexual gratification from it, that’s a serious problem. We need to put a stop to this disgusting new phenomenon.
If you are partaking in this behavior, now is the time to stop. Dress your damn age. And that’s that.