DeathMetalPrincess Posted May 10, 2017 Report Share Posted May 10, 2017 I have a strong feeling that ddlg isn't taken seriously, especially by most people. Most people may view as as too strange for comfort, or even "pedophilic". This isn't true, though, and we all know this. But I have a certain dislike for people like Melanie Martinez (I sincerely apologize if you do enjoy her music but hear me out) for bringing the lifestyle to a wide audience. People like her seem to capitalize, commodify, and even downplay the importance of what it really is. It feels like Martinez just uses the lifestyle or aspects of it and perhaps ageplay and abdl as a gimmick to make money. Now I am all for others doing what they live, and even being able to profit off of it, but what she does doesn't seem right to me by any means. I am a proud little, but I am afraid to mention it to most people. I feel like I will get very negative reactions if I do. I don't know exactly how to explain what it is or just how it feels to be a part of the dynamic. I suppose what I'm trying to say (and I know I'm not doing a very good job of it) is that as the lifestyle is more and more known by the masses, the more it loses its value to those of us who cherish it. Think of it. People joke about calling someone "daddy" a lot it seems (not to mention the amount of "fake daddies" or "caregivers" there are out there). When they do this, however, they are taking away a crucial aspect of what ddlg is. I see it all the time, especially online. People just say the word, but they don't understand what it really means. A daddy is a caregiver, someone who can give their little a greater amount of love and intimacy than is likely to be found in most regular dynamics (I don't mean to say this is exclusive or anything, but in my experience caregivers really do tend to be more intimate and closer with their partners). Maybe I'm just blowing things out of proportion, though. I don't know. I'm just trying to organize my thoughts and express the bits of distress that I have. I love this lifestyle, but it feels like it isn't taken seriously or respected most of the time. Moreover, I don't know what I can do to help change how people view it. 2 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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