I am currently a PhD student in psychology at Northwestern University, and I am conducting part of my dissertation research on the sexuality, identity, gender, and personality of AB/DLs. I am especially interested in better understanding how sexuality and identity/personality intersect among AB/DLs and how these aspects of AB/DLs' lives are expressed. My hope is that better understanding of AB/DLs will lead to greater acceptance and support among the community at large, including the families/friends of AB/DLs and medical professionals.
To provide some background, I became interested in this topic while conducting research on other understudied, misunderstood communities with respect to sexuality, such as furries. I would like to approach the study of this sensitive, often controversial subject in a more open and nuanced way among AB/DLs. The work by Hawkinson and Zamboni (2014, 2017), along with some past dissertation theses and BitterGrey's website and survey results (Understanding Infantilism), have been instrumental and valuable in paving the way for my work and helping me with potential hypotheses and survey design. My survey will be relatively exploratory and thus includes a number of open-ended questions. It runs about 30-45 minutes, depending on how much time a participant wants to devote to elaborating on open-ended responses. I am writing to request your generous help with participating in this survey. I believe members of ABDL Story Forum would be able to provide an important and diverse set of responses.
If you are interested in participating, please see below my signature for a link to the survey and to more information.
Kevin Hsu, MS
Department of Psychology, Northwestern University
Northwestern University’s Human Sexuality Lab is seeking anyone who identifies as an adult baby/diaper lover, aged 18 years and older, for an anonymous research study of sexuality, gender, identity, and personality. Participation involves an anonymous online questionnaire. Please follow this link for more information and to take the survey: https://weinberg.co1.qualtrics.com/j...qHAOuh0nLloyzz
Thank you very much for your time and interest!
Principal Investigator: J. Michael Bailey, Department: Psychology, IRB#STU00205746