Stanley, who also bears an uncanny resemblance to Francis Buxton, speaks candidly in the latest, engrossing episode of Taboo regarding his affliction with a physiological disorder known as Paraphilic Infantalism.
He makes it very clear that he’s hanging out (donning a bow tie penguin onesie no less) on the Adult Baby (AB) end of the AB/DL spectrum. To be clear, the latter represents Diaper Lover and involves a focus on grown-up Pampers as sexual fetish items. Adult Babies are far more interested in filling the gaping void where the unconditional love only a mother could harbor for you used to be. And apparently this can be satiated by Legos or a comparable, nurturing substitute in the form of a roommate who will not only split the utility bill, but also spoon feed you. Having actually attained maturity, Mr. Thorton wisely chose to carve a life featuring both (and more).
What’s the worst that could happen, really? Diaper rash? A complete misunderstanding from a member of the opposite sex when he offers the line, “I want to take you back to my crib”?