DIFFERENCES BETWEEN LITTLES AND AGE PLAYERS

DIFFERENCES BETWEEN LITTLES AND AGE PLAYERS
DIFFERENCES BETWEEN LITTLES AND AGE PLAYERS

Differences between Littles and Age Players that people often get confused by the two, or consider them the same thing. I don’t consider that the same thing in the slightest. Age-play and littles are similar in many ways and can work wonderfully when used together, but I don’t age-play.

That doesn’t mean I see any problem with age-play, so I hope I don’t unintentionally offend age-players.

Age-play and Daddy Dom/little girl are similar, but also very different. They work so well together if that’s what you’re after, and I think that’s why people confuse the two so easily, as they sometimes seem to mesh into one another. Because a little who is also an age-player will explain what being little is to her, but because she also age-plays, her explanation may be confusing.

 

 

DIFFERENCES BETWEEN LITTLES AND AGE PLAYERS
DIFFERENCES BETWEEN LITTLES AND AGE PLAYERS

So what IS the difference?

Age play to me is more about the role playing of a child at a certain age whereas for a little, being childlike is an innate part of their personality. Even in their “adult” mindset, they still have characteristics that are childlike.

Being little is not about role-playing a certain age, it’s about expressing those inner emotions that you can’t express in your “adult” life… Vulnerability, innocence, dependence. And a little’s way to do this is to act childlike. A little usually doesn’t have a specific age, instead it’ll vary along a spectrum. Factors like the environment they’re in, the people they’re with and their mood may affect how “little” a little is at any given point.

If you ask a little (assuming they don’t age-play) their age, they are likely to either look at you confused, not sure what to answer, make a guess based on how they feel, or they’ll tell you their chronological age. An age player is much more likely to know exactly what age they are playing.

An age-player is more playing the role of a child, role-playing a child at a specific age… If you ask an age-player her/his age, then you will usually receive a concrete answer of the age they are playing.

Usually, a little won’t snap in and out of their little mode straight away, it’s a progression into it and a progression out of it. Age players tend to be much more flexible in clicking into their childlike role and back out.  

Littles make wonderful age players because someone who is naturally childlike can of course pull off the role of a child seamlessly. I do not age-play, but that doesn’t mean little’s don’t age-play… many little’s are age-players. 

DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A LITTLE AND BABYGIRL

Difference between a Little and a babygirl can be hard to explain since everywhere I look, the definitions of a little and a baby-girl/boy are different so it’s hard for me to come up with a concrete idea of what it is…

DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A LITTLE AND BABYGIRL
DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A LITTLE AND BABYGIRL

Many people describe a little/babygirl as someone who plays the role of a child at a certain age. That definition to me sounds more like age play which is simply role play… pretend. Many people describe a little/baby-girl as an adult who plays the role of a child at a certain age. That definition to me sounds more like age-play which is simply role-play… pretend. The way I see it, is age-play is a completely separate area of D/s. The specific ages the role-play… I consider that age-play, and there’s nothing wrong with it, but it’s just different to a little or a baby-girl.

That’s not to say a little or a baby-girl can’t participate in age-play… because it does fit nicely with the lifestyle… but it’s not the point of being a little (please keep in mind this is my own definition, there is no right or wrong)

A baby girl to me is an adult submissive who needs the positive male role

DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A LITTLE AND BABYGIRL
DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A LITTLE AND BABYGIRL

model and craves the protection, but also needs the role somewhere between a submissive and a pet. They look up to their Master as a Daddy or father figure. They feel vulnerable and crave protection and gentle care. They do not specifically play or feel at a certain age, they just crave the protection, support, reliability and nurturing nature of a Daddy Dom.

A little is a type of baby-girl

A little has the same needs as a baby-girl… but expresses inner vulnerability and innocence to the point that they sometimes appear childlike in their behavior. It’s not about role playing a certain aged child, it’s about expressing those… childlike needs to the point that behavior may appear childlike it’s real, it’s not pretend, it’s not age-play.

DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A LITTLE AND BABYGIRL
DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A LITTLE AND BABYGIRL

A little has a kind of…. approximate age range that they feel… but it may fluctuate and isn’t a concrete age… because it’s just an estimation based on their needs and emotions whereas if you ask an age-player how old they are, they’ll tell you straight away.

A little will hesitate upon being asked for an age, and not know whether to give you the age they are chronologically… or how old they’re feeling… they usually don’t know how old they’re feeling and can only guess.

It’s not black and white about what age you are at either… in age-play, people tend to either be role playing a child … or they’re their adult self, and not somewhere in between. Whereas… with a little… they can be at their littlest… they can be at their actual adult age, or they could be floating somewhere along the spectrum between the two. Because it’s not role play, it’s a mix of feelings and emotions, and when you’re feeling emotions from both your adult and little self, you land somewhere in the middle.”

Your still a little if…..

What is a Little?

– smoke / drink
– have a mental illness / disorder 💕
– tend to have panic attacks all the time
– don’t happen to wear the color pink
– aren’t for wearing all the little gear
– don’t want sippy cups or paci’s
– underage ( just don’t bring the sexual aspect into it )
– don’t want to be in little space all the time
– don’t like any sexual activity

Don’t let people tell you you can’t be a little because of something about you!

A list of terms and simple definitions for the CGl world.

Not sure about CGL go here first.

Acronyms-

DD– Daddy Dominant
MD– Mommy Domme
CG– Caregiver
LG– Little girl
LB– Little Boy
LO– Little One
CGL– Caregiver & Little
DDlg– Daddy Dom & little girl
DDlb– Daddy Dom & little boy
MDlg– Mommy Domme & little girl
MDlb– Mommy Domme & little boy
ABDL– Adult Baby Diaper Lover
AB– Adult Baby
DL– Diaper Lover
LDR– Long Distance Relationship
SSC– Safe Sane consensual
RACK– Risk Aware Consensual Kink
BDSM– Bondage/Discipline Dominant/Submissive Sadism/Masochism
D/s– Dominant/submissive
NSFW– Not Safe For Work
SFW– Safe for Work
SO– Significant Other

Vocabulary-

Little– a little is a person who mentally (or physically) feels younger than they physically are. The term little is often a broad spectrum. It can cover all types of individuals who feel they are younger than their physical age. A little is roughly around the ages of 0-12. We don’t set these ages in stone because not every little has an age and not every little feels they represent the above listed age.

Middle- a middle is a person who mentally (or physically) feels younger than they physically are. The term middle can fall under the little broad spectrum term. It is also known as Lolita & Nymphet. They tend to be mentally older than littles, more around the teen ages. So around 13-17. Once again ages are not set in stone because not every middle has a set age and not ever middle feels they represent the above listed age.

Dominant– An individual who is the “top” in a BDSM relationship or BDSM spectrum relationship. They tend to be the person who makes the rules, and doles out the punishment. They are also the protector of their submissive.

Submissive– A Submissive is an individual who is the “bottom” in a BDSM or BDSM spectrum relationship. They tend to be the person who receives the punishment and have to follow the enforced rules. They are the protected.

Switch– An individual who enjoys being both a Dominant and a submissive. They are known as a switch because they “switch” roles sometimes within their relationship or with a different partner.

Daddy Dom– a person who prefers a masculine identifying title, sometimes takes on the role of a Dominant but can be the submissive as well. Usually the caretaker for a little.

Mommy Domme– a person who prefers a feminine identifying title, sometimes takes on the role of a Dominant but can be submissive as well. Usually the caretaker for a little.

Caregiver– a non gender specific title that represents someone who sometimes takes on the role of a Dominant but can be a submissive. Usually a person who takes on a care taking/caregiving role to a little.

Master– A term that is used for a person who tends to only strictly play a Dominant role. They can be the Dominant of a little, submissive, or pet.

Big– Another non gender specific title that represents someone who sometimes take on the role of a Dominant but can be a submissive.

Little space– The head space a little finds themselves in during their transition, regression or when they become their little persona. Some littles are always littles and always in little space. For others it’s something to regress into.

Middle space– The head space a Middle finds themselves in during their transition, regression or when they become their Middle persona. Some Middles are always Middles and are always in middle space. For others it’s something they regress into.

Agender- Someone who has no gender. They are genderless.

Gender Fluid– A person who flows between gender. They tend to not have a set gender preference. One day they feel one way, another day they feel another way.

Gender Neutral– A term that does not specify gender. It does not favor male nor female.

Genderqueer- An umbrella term for all genders other than man and woman, or someone who simply identifies as another gender, a queer gender.

Sister– A term commonly used in Poly families, for a person who Identifies as female and is an addition to the CGL group. They can also be a little, middle or ABDL but not always.

Brother–  A term commonly used in Poly families, for a person who identifies as a male and is an addition to the CGL group. They can also be a little, middle or ABDL, but not always.

ABDL– As stated above ABDL means Adult Baby Diaper Lover, people who identify themselves as an ABDL will commonly wear diapers and prefer to be treated as more infantile/baby/toddler ages. If a person wants to be treated like a baby but does not want to wear diapers they will call themselves an AB if an individual enjoys wearing diapers but not being treated like a baby they will often refer to themselves as a DL

Androgynous- A style of clothing or appearance, androgyny is also a type of genderqueer, the state of being in between man and woman, or both man and woman.

Demiboy-Someone partly a boy, and partly something else, without defining that other part.

Demigirl– Someone partly a girl, and partly something else, without defining that other part.

Sexuality Terms & Defintions-

Poly– An individual who is capable of loving more than one person at once. They prefer the company of multiple people but not necessarily all at once. They also are not always sexually involved with their poly family members. It can be a non sexual relationship.

Heterosexual– A person who is sexually attracted to an individual of the opposite sex.

Gay/Lesbian– (better term other than homosexual???) An individual who is attracted to the same sex.

Bisexual– A person who is sexually attracted to individuals in the same sex as well as the opposite sex.

Asexual– A person who has no sexual feelings or desires towards another person.

Pansexual– An individual who has the ability to be sexually attracted to a person no matter their gender.

Aromantic– A person who lacks the desire or interest in romantic feelings towards another person.

Panromantic– An individual who has the ability to be romantically attracted to a person no matter their gender.

Demisexual–  An individual who does not experience sexual attraction unless they form a strong emotional connection with someone.

Demiromantic– An individual who only experiences romantic attraction after developing an emotional connection beforehand.

Kinks and their definitions-

Pet Play- a form of role playing that involves a person taking on the role of a pet and another taking on the role of the Master. Common examples are kitten, puppy and pony.

Teacher/student- A form of role play that involves a person taking on the role of a student and the other the role of a teacher and acting out a sometimes sexual scenario.

Rope Play- A kink that is not always sexual in nature but involves a person being bound, suspended, or tied in some fashion with ropes.

Impact Play- A kink that involves spanking, flogging, cropping, paddling, or anything that involves “impact” on the body. (most commonly used in the CGL realm as spanking) This kink is not always a sexual kink.

Wax Play– A kink that involves playing with heated and melted wax in safe conditions. Where an individual willingly pours hot wax (specialty bought for this purpose) on their partner or themselves. Certain waxes need to be used to prevent harm. This kink is not always sexual in nature.

Age Play– a type of role play where an individual acts out an age younger than they physically are. They are playing out a role. Because of this they are not considered littles.

This list of terms and definitions has been CAREFULLY created by our blog and team. PLEASE do not use this as your own work. You are welcome to re-blog and share but do not steal our hard work! Please and thank you!
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