May 4 - Man 30 who wears diapers, sleeps in a crib and is bottle-fed
Like any other baby, Stanley sleeps in a crib, wears diapers, and loves nothing better than being comforted by his mother as she bottle feeds him.
Except Stanley Thornton is 30-years-old - and his 'mother' is really his room-mate.
Mr Thornton seeks comfort in being treated like a baby, a condition known as paraphilic infantilism.
The 'adult baby' lives out his fantasies at his California apartment, where he has built himself a giant crib, play pen and even a man-sized high chair.
Childhood comforts: Stanley Thornton is bottle-fed by his room-mate Sandra Diaz, a former nurse
He spends his days playing with Lego as he sucks on his pacifier, and being spoon or bottle-fed by his room-mate Sandra Diaz, who willingly acts as his mother.
Tonight viewers will see inside his bizarre alternate world as he features in a National Geographic programme, 'Taboo: Fantasy Lives'.
He said: 'For some people being an adult baby is a se#ual fetish for them, but for most of us it's just, you know, you're doing it to relax, you come home from work, you change into baby mode, you put away your adult stuff and everything goes on hold.'
He first began his return to childhood when he was 14, as a way of coping when he started wetting the bed after being abused as a boy.
Regression: Mr Thornton says there's nothing else like waking up in a crib every morning, and it helps him get into the baby 'mindset'
Child's play: Dressed in a giant babygro, 30-year-old Stanley Thornton plays with tin soldiers in the 'nursery' at his California apartment
Content: Mr Thornton said he adapted this child's playpen by putting a thick layer of wood in the bottom so it would support his weight
He started wearing diapers when he was 13, and then gradually realised he still wanted the comforts of babyhood - toys,a crib and even a pacifier. At 20, he began 'day wetting' and now wears a diaper every day.
He said: 'The first thought is you start thinking you're crazy, because this isn't normal, or at least that's what you think, you think you're the only one doing it.
'Then you go down the road and go on the computer and you find all these other people that are doing it, and you find the name for it.'
In 2000, he started website for other 'adult babies', where members can find 'mothers or 'babies', and tips on where to buy diapers.
Psychological condition: Mr Thornton has worn diapers since he was 13 after he began wetting the bed. Right, he makes baby noises as he plays with a soft toy and his Lego set in his nursery
According to his website, he used to work as a security guard, but had an accident and now claims disability benefit for a heart condition.
Each morning Miss Diaz, a former nurse, wakes him up in his 'nursery', where he sleeps in a crib dressed in a playsuit, underneath colourful mobiles hanging from the ceiling.
WHAT IS PARAPHILIC INFANTILISM?
Paraphilic infantilism describes the desire to wear diapers and be treated like a baby.
Those who have a specific diaper fetish are known as diaper lovers (DLs). For them, the act of wearing a diaper is se#ually arousing.
Those who enjoy being treated like a baby - which can include wearing diapers - but do not see it as a se#ual fetish are known as adult babies (ABs).
ABs and DLs have no se#ual desire towards children.
Because these fantasies are harmless, infantilists rarely seek medical help.
The urge to be treated as a baby usually begins between the ages of five and 15.
The majority are heterose#ual, but just one in five are women.
Source: Understanding Infantilism
Then Miss Diaz feeds him, either with a bottle or from a spoon.
He has just finished building a giant high-chair, and he reinforced a children's play area to take his weight so he can play with Lego and stuffed animals.
Miss Diaz said: 'I love him like he is my favourite nephew, he is like my family member who lost his mother, and I'm like the aunt stepping in and saying I'm still here for you.'
Mr Thornton changes into adult clothes when he goes outside, but as soon as he gets home he goes back into 'baby mode.'
Some infantilists, known as 'diaper lovers', see the condition as a se#ual fetish.
But Mr Thornton is keen to stress he and other 'adult babies' find comfort, not se#ual satisfaction, by being treated as a child. Infantilists have no se#ual desire towards children.
He said: 'Being an adult baby I've had a couple of different reactions, some good, some not so good.
'I've had some people that are perfectly fine with it and others that are just angry, maybe think you're automatically a paedophile because you're too into it.
'I like to be treated as a baby, just to get the love and affection, safeness, just to go back to a time when you're caring for a one or two year old.'
Taboo: Fantasy Lives airs tonight on the National Geographic Channel at 9pm EST.
Meet Taboo Fantasy Lives' Stanley Thornton, the 'adult baby' | Mail Online
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|05-04-2011, 01:16 PM||away - #2|
That's one fat a## baby
|05-04-2011, 01:23 PM||away - #3|
His name is Stanley? lol that must be Galaxy
|05-04-2011, 01:26 PM||away - #4|
I seen this !! on taboo the other day, !! made me sick to my stomach.. dudes a !!ing complete LOON !!
|05-04-2011, 01:32 PM||away - #5|
|05-04-2011, 01:33 PM||away - #6|
Dude looking like.
Real Babies like.
|05-04-2011, 01:40 PM||away - #7|
|05-04-2011, 01:46 PM||away - #8|
|05-04-2011, 01:51 PM||away - #9|
|05-04-2011, 02:10 PM||away - #10|
|05-04-2011, 02:38 PM||online - #11|
Good for him. It's not every day someone gets to do whatever the !! they want in the confines of their own home without causing any damage to himself or others.
I'd prefer he kept his a## inside that crib as opposed to exposing his "condition" with the rest of us.
|05-04-2011, 03:15 PM||away - #12|
LOLOLOLOLOLOL ...im dyin
|05-04-2011, 03:16 PM||away - #13|
|05-04-2011, 05:11 PM||online - #14|
we're not serious? get some !!, play some xbox. damn
|05-04-2011, 05:12 PM||away - #15|
|05-04-2011, 05:20 PM||away - #16|
I don't think any smiley can express how i feel right now
|05-04-2011, 05:23 PM||away - #17|
Living the dream
|05-04-2011, 05:24 PM||away - #18|
lmfao the eff?
|05-04-2011, 05:25 PM||away - #19|
woooooow, is this real life?
|05-04-2011, 05:25 PM||away - #20|
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