I found out my boyfriend of six years secretly dresses like a baby – is this a red flag?

A young Australian woman was recently confronted with her boyfriend’s ‘horrific’ tendency to secretly dress like a baby – and she has no idea how to move forward with the relationship.

“What would you do if you found out your partner of six years was wearing diapers and baby clothes?” she asked on Facebook.

‘I suspected it [it for years] but never had any real proof [until now].

‘I found things like pacifiers or bottles and asked about them. I initially thought he was cheating on me with someone who had a child. I think I prefer that.’

While hundreds immediately rioted, one offered an explanation for the ‘strange’ behavior – claiming it may not have been as ‘gross’ as expected.

A woman was recently confronted when she caught her boyfriend dressed as a baby

‘They are known as ‘little ones’. Some are sex-related, but others use it as a trauma-informed safe space,” she revealed.

‘They revert to a childlike state by dressing and behaving like a child (having toys and using crayons to color) – and usually even having an entire room dedicated to it. I don’t have a problem with that, but I still wouldn’t date someone who does it.

‘It’s the caregiving aspect that scares me. The trauma-informed versions will have a caregiver who acts as a parent to help the “little one” feel protected. But usually it’s the romantic partner.’

Many were confused about the logistics and condemned the man’s behavior.

‘Baby Clothing? How does that work? I’m confused: where would he get baby clothes that would fit him? It’s disgusting,” one person said.

“I would run,” wrote another. ‘I hate age play and think it’s a disgusting kink because it sexualises children.’

“Age play” occurs when consenting adults engage in intimate activities in which one or more people dress and/or act as if they are of a different age – usually teenagers or younger.

‘It’s wrong. “I don’t care if I am, but it’s disgusting and anyone who condones it is a pervert,” one woman said.

One said: ‘I was on Tinder and saw a man wearing an adult diaper.’

“To each his own, but that would be a tough call for me,” wrote another, while one woman added: “The first thing I would do is run for the hills.” I would tell them to seek therapy in the best way possible.”