Adult Babies (ABs) experience joy in returning to a state of infantile bliss, a time when the pleasures of life included being fed, comforted, diapered and loved. ABs yearn for caretaking, but may also seek out punishment. Most ABs enjoy wearing diapers and some wet or “mess” them in order to feel the warm damp sensation in their groins. Some also enjoy forms of bondage and penetration that are true to the baby experience, including being strapped into chairs, “forced” to use pacifiers, and having their temperatures taken rectally. Sexual release, if and when it happens, is usually achieved manually.


AB, ADBL, Age Play, Littles
Core Kink: Goo, Latex, PVC
Major Theme: Hurt and Comfort


Katharine Gates has been collecting niche erotica since 1992. Her publishing company Gates of Heck was known for offbeat collaborations with artists like Annie Sprinkle (Post-Porn Modernist Playing Cards, 7 Men Inside Katharine), Joe Coleman (The Book of Joe), Gary Panter (Facetasm) and Art Spiegelman (The Narrative Corpse.) The first edition of Deviant Desires was published in 2000 by Juno Books. In 2006, Gates curated the year-long exhibition KINK:Geography of the Erotic Imagination at Museum of Sex in New York City. She has appeared on countless TV documentary shows such as HBO's Real Sex, BBC, and Discovery Channel. Her kinkmap has been published in College Sexuality textbooks.

People Interviewed

Baby Chrissy

Adult Baby/Diaper Lover

Collector of PVC baby clothing, furniture and props.