review: Adam Gets Adopted

I’m not sure what it says about the world (or my life) that I’m now significantly less wary of wading into the ABDL stacks than the politi-porn.

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Title: Adam Gets Adopted

Author: Kimberley Clarke

WhatWhat: Suddenly orphaned at the age seventeen, now eighteen-year-old Adam answers an ad to be “adopted” by a loving couple. Does this sound familiar? Kind of.

Money Quotes:

Here’s something sad about me: my parents died in a car accident when I was seventeen. There. I’ve said it. It’s best to get these things out of the way first. (loc32)

As I cried, I lost control of my bladder totally, giving in to my powerful emotions. Piss flooded my diaper, unleashed freely from me. I curled up in a ball on the ground and carried on peeing. Amazingly, my butt did not stay damp for long. The diapers were so good that I could feel the moisture being drawn away from me. (loc 185)

I bet somewhere out there there’s an adult-diaper review blog.

This story contains ageplay/ABDL themes, a grown woman getting cleaned, milk-drinking, and graphic scenes of a sexual Adamure. (loc 240)

You may be wondering, “What is a sexual Adamure?”

An Adamure, dear reader, is what happens when you find-and-replace the name “Nat” with “Adam” throughout your manuscript. In the original blurb, those were graphic scenes of a sexual nature.

Verdict: Aside from the faint hilarity caused by find-and-replace, this was well-written and smooth. If you like your adult babies male, I assume you’ll enjoy this.

review: Natalie Goes to Nursery

Are you all sitting comfortably in your safe space? Good. Then we’ll begin.

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Title: Natalie Goes to Nursery

Author: River Belle

WhatWhat: When Natalie is seventeen, her parents die. At eighteen, she sells almost all her possessions and answers an ad to be an adult baby. Unlike the other abdl stories I’ve read (how is this my life??), this one features multiple “babies,” one other girl and two boys, who all crawl around the “nursery” together and also fuck each other. It’s like Muppet Babies if television was filmed in hell, basically.

Money Quotes:

As I cried, I lost control of my bladder totally, giving in to my powerful emotions. Piss flooding my diaper unleashed freely from me. I curled up into a ball on the ground and carried on peeing. Amazingly, my butt did not stay damp for long. The diapers were so good that I could feel the moisture being drawn away from me. (loc 162)

It’s weird how much this is reminding me of the aftermath of the American election.

‘Petey, why don’t you come and say hello to your sister,’ said Daddy. Petey giggled and moved toward me, lying down at my side. Daddy grabbed Petey’s monstrous dick, and carefully rubbed its tip into my engorged pussy. (loc 173)

Verdict: Once you get past the breathtaking soullessness of someone who’d lost both parents a year ago using “mommy” and “daddy” on total strangers she’s having sex with, this is well written and immersive.

That first quote up there about the quality of the diaper was chosen on purpose, because as well as the usual “comforting” elements found in these, there’s a significant dose of luxury porn to be had here. Everything is the best available, the house is a mansion, the hedgerows are immaculate, etc. Natalie isn’t just living out her fantasy; she’s doing it in complete comfort.

review: Regressive Love

Title: Regressive Love

Author: Misty Brock

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WhatWhat: Fired from her job (because of an Evil Other Woman), Gracie is first rescued from a guy with a knife, and then hired for another job. Reid, the cute millionaire who saved her from being mugged (or worse), is also her new boss, and soon her lover…but he likes to diaper his women and treat them like babies.

Money Quotes:

She’d lived on ramen like most students did, allotting most of her money for her dad and her kid brother.

She’d received a call from her dad’s senior home, informing her that her dad’s Alzheimer’s was getting worse and that he needed to be transferred to a facility better suited to handle his needs. It had meant more expenses. (loc 28)

Virtuous suffering: established.

He opened his arms in invitation and she walked into his embrace. (loc 102)

I know he saved you from the bad guy, but you literally just met him.

They left his bedroom and went to the one at the far end of the hall. He turned the doorknob and guided her into what appeared to be a nursery. There was a large wooden crib and another huge bed beside it. There were dolls of different shapes and sizes and other types of toys. (loc 361)

It’s like a slightly kinkier version of Christian Grey’s red room of pain.

“You don’t know how badly I need this so thanks again.” Her dad can stay in the facility and her brother can study full-time. Reid had no idea how big a help he’d been. (loc 515)

Tenses running amok!

But this, Gracie in a diaper under her skirt, would surely push his obsession to a whole other level.

Gracie must have realized he’d found out her secret because she turned to face him, her eyes wide as saucers.(loc 701)

After her one night with him, you see, she started wearing diapers privately on her own, to relieve stress. Something about having them all helps her cope with her responsibility-filled life.

Verdict: This is a clean, sweet, tender ageplay romance.

Less cloying than many of the ageplay stories, so if you’re into excessively-innocent heroines this one may come across as too competent an adult (she holds down a job, for instance). She is still morally pure and the main support of her family, so the “downtrodden angel” vibe is intact. But Gracie also takes an active role in defeating the Evil Other Woman, and Gracie’s brother helps out with that, which was kind of cool.

Unlike most ABDL stories I’ve seen, this one didn’t feature humiliation or diaper soiling. That was a tremendous relief for me, but I suspect would be a disappointment to some readers.

review: Punished at the Dinner Party

Title: Punished at the Dinner Party

Author: Claire Ellis

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WhatWhat: Kylie’s being punished by her husband, so she has to wear a short dress and diaper at the dinner party they’re throwing for another couple. Jessica teases her by lifting her skirt to look at the diaper, so Jennifer’s husband has to punish her, too.

Money Quotes:

The fact that company was scheduled at their house did not detour her husband, Blake, in the least. (loc 8)

Deter, perhaps?

“Dude, I’m sorry she’s being like this. However you choose to discipline your wife is your own business. Truth be told, this one could stand a little bit more discipline.”

Blake smiled and accepted the apology.

“How is your discipline regimen going, by the way?”

With that the two men began to discuss various punishment means, swapping stories in front of their wives with no regard to their embarrassment. (loc 35)

Just two dudes discussing how to punish their wives, what’s so strange about that? It’s like Return of Kings, in a way.

“Have you ever used a can on her little bottom?” (loc 72)

I was so confused until I got further downpage and a caning commenced.

Kylie, standing behind her, looked on as the back of Jessica’s diaper quickly darkened and began to sag. (loc 138)

Verdict: Arguably the dinner party from hell, but to be perfectly honest I feel that way about most dinner parties. Competently written, and doesn’t waste page time on setup; the story begins with the action well under way, and doesn’t get bogged down in digression or description. It convincingly presents its reality as a coherent one.

Once you convince yourself that these are consenting adults and everyone present, even the wives, must be enjoying this, it’s less alarming.Everyone still comes across as either wildly dysfunctional or a little brain damaged, but that’s par for the course with ageplay stories.

Most of the domestic discipline stories I’ve read before now didn’t involve diapers, so I don’t know if this is a more recent trend or I’ve just missed that the subcategories are connected. (Most of the DD fiction I’ve read before now has also skewed strongly Christian, so it may have been too specialized to be representative).

 

review: Little Lexie and the Big Girl Bet

Title: Little Lexie and the Big Girl Bet

Author: Chloe St. Claire

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WhatWhat: Alexis goes drinking with her best friend, Owen, and after losing a bet (that she can recite the alphabet backwards) she has to spend 24 hours being Owen’s adult baby girl.

Money Quotes:

He rummaged through the drawer of his night table and came out with a thick, crinkly diaper. It was white, but with little primary-coloured animals all over it. She couldn’t believe how loud it was as he handled it, and she didn’t even want to think about how loud it would be when she had to walk around in it. (loc 62)

Can you actually imagine this in real life, though? That moment when your best friend since childhood pulls an adult-sized diaper out of his night table, and expects you to go through with a casual bet made when you were drunk and had no idea he was a diaper fetishist?

Owen pulled out. “Go shower, and go pee,” he said. “And make sure it’s a good one: it’ll be your last in a toilet for the day. Daddy hasn’t forgotten your punishment.” Lexie nodded and trotted obediently to the bathroom. (loc 256)

It’s amazing how she’s adjusted to this situation so quickly.

Verdict: Blessedly free of grammatical errors. If you can suspend disbelief enough to get past the part where she doesn’t call the cops, run screaming, or tell him there’s no way she’s going to go out in public in a diaper because of a stupid bet, you’ll enjoy this, assuming abdl is your thing. (And hey: I recognize that some suspension of disbelief is required for most erotic fantasies. I’m mocking sympathetically, I swear.)