Good Afternoon Friends!
Hi! How are you?! 🙂 I hope you all are having a lovely Saturday. Today we are kicking off a new series about “Middles” or legal adults who regress to the age of adolescence. I am so excited to launch this series, because middles (or teen regressors) is something that isn’t spoken about enough in the Cg/l community. Take for example the widely used term: Ddlg. Ddlg means Daddy Dom/ little girl. This is perhaps the most popular term under the Cg/l umbrella. But this acronym denotes that the submissive is a little, when many littles don’t quite identify this way on the little spectrum. Today we’re going to look at the science behind age regression. We’re going to divide the little community into subcategories, and then delve into the world of Middles. Now then, are you ready? Then, let’s dive in. 😉
I. The Science Behind Age Regression:
Age regression isn’t a new behavior exhibited by generation X, or only made public since the creation of the internet. Long before Dd/lg was a lifestyle, psychologists were studying age regression in hospitalized adults. Two psychologists paved the way with theories as to why adults regress in behavior. The first was Sigmund Freud. Freud believed that adults regress as an “unconscious defense mechanism”. He believed that adults regress unconsciously in response to fear, insecurity, or anger. The mental space of age regression, according to Freud, was a place where the adult retreated mentally to an age in which they knew a parent or other powerful adult would come and save them. Their desired age of regression was an age in which they felt safe.
The second psychologist to study age regression and create a theory of why adults choose to regress, is Carl Jung. Jung believed that adults regress, not as an escape or negative response, but as a way to achieve something positive. He believed that adults regress to reclaim their childhood innocence. He also believed that adult regressors choose to regress because regressors often enter Cg/l relationships, and the Caregiver-little dynamic is a relationship of love, trust, comfort, and security. All things that the adult regressor is seeking when they choose to regress.
So what is the answer? Well, that depends upon the submissive!
Every submissive has their own reasons for regressing in age. Personally, I am a hybrid of Freud and Jung’s theories. I regress when I’m feeling anxious or timid, especially if I’m in a new place. But I also regress when I’m feeling playful, happy, or just content. My little space is a non-sexual (or wholesome) space where I can be 5 years old and slip into a time in my life where I was curious about the world. Now that we know the science behind age regression, let’s examine a subset of the little community: middles.
II. How are Middles Different?
Middles are defined as: legal adults who regress (in age and behavior) to an age of adolescence.
Unlike Littles and adult babies, many middles do not use pacifiers or baby bottles. Many middles play with fashion that is youthful, but not specifically infantile (like onesies or rompers). They might like to watch shows that are whimsical and nostalgic of their youth, or they might regress and watch one of their favorite adult shows. Middles also display slightly different behavior. Most middles are verbal submissives. Some may or may not have their own pattern of speech and tone that they use in the headspace. Others might like to display playful bratting behavior to get the attention of their dominant. Lastly, the role of the dominant with a middle is slightly different from the role of a dominant with a little or an adult baby. Middles are usually more independent than an adult baby, in that they don’t need to be changed from their diapers, or washed in the bathtub, etc. However, I should note here that middles who choose to enter Cg/l relationships have the same desires as any other little or adult baby in their need to be loved, guided, supported, and protected by their dominant/caregiver.
III. How are Middles and Littles Alike?
Now that we’ve dissected the differences between littles and middles, there are many traits that are similar to the two! Just like littles, middles love to eat playful looking/ child-like food. They love a good story before bedtime. They crave walking hand in hand with their dominant. Middles love to rock out to music and wear cute outfits that make them feel young and small. They especially love being silly and playful, just like any other submissive. The age in which a submissive chooses to regress to, is less about how old they are, and more about how they act. Choose to be the little, middle, or adult baby that YOU are meant to be. Embrace your personal truth. Regress to an age that feels comfortable, young, and freeing. This is the first step in deciding what your “little me” will look like.
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