>Honestly I don't necessarily mind the smell, and I think that is part of the fun and helps me feel little, but I definitely don't like it to linger after I have had my fun, especially if I have to worry about others.
TBH, I don't mind the smell at all, but I wear 24/7 so am an unusual case. However, I have others over here often and I want to make the house comfortable for them. I find smell doesn't linger if there's air circulation around the rooms. Pails are excellent to store used ones openly, with discretion and without smell. (This photo is of a pail for kids' diapers, an adult diaper one is much bigger and more imposing lol)
>The shame experienced by a 6 year old who still needs diapers during the day has a very different emotional 'tone' or 'flavor' than that experienced by an adult in the same situation. At some point it stops being a sign of immaturity and turns into a disability.
I know what you mean, but I think it can differ between cultures/milieus. For instance, I wouldn't find it too unusual a five-year old had to wear, because these days parents are potty training their kids later and later. Personally, I was one of those kids who wore into late childhood, and even in adolescence on some occasions, and I certainly think your distinction between immaturity and disability in the way you're perceived is a correct one. However it also depends on how you present yourself, how you talk, etc, so it's not primarily based on age, at least in my experience. And I find that with bedwetting, probably because kids wet the bed longer than they wet their pants in the day, bedwetting is perceived as symptomatic of immaturity, not disability, even when you're 17 or 18. People take their cues from others so will generally treat you the way they see others do. These things are all culturally situated!
I unearthed my paci from when I was a kid, but then lost it. Feels bad :(