A new store that caters to people with adult baby fetishes is drawing outrage in a Chicago suburb.
Tykables, which opened its flagship store in Mount Prospect, Illinois, in April 2016, markets itself as the first "AB/DL (Adult Baby/Diaper Lover) product manufacturer to offer a real store all to ourselves." The store, which features a nursery space, "includes items from our childhood, such as a crib, a high chair, a rocking horse, and a ball pit" but sized for adults. It also sells adult diapers for individuals with medical needs.
When community members discovered the store was open, they showed up en masse at a village hall meeting in early June to protest.
“It’s hard for us to swallow in this community,” one resident told CBS 2’s Audrina Bigos. "They’re not having sex with their diapers on, they’re having people feed them and act like a baby," someone else noted.
Despite the backlash, village officials explained that there aren't any laws that prevent Tykables, which shoppers can only visit by appointment, from remaining open in Mount Prospect. “It’s a business that many people find at best distasteful, but that is legal,” an unnamed official told Bigos.
Residents remain unsatisfied... but why? How does what consenting adults choose to do in their own homes with items they purchased with their own money affect anyone else? And why does our culture still have so many issues when it comes to fetishes and kink? Those are just two of the questions I tackle with co-host Carina Kolodny on the latest episode of the HuffPost Love+Sex Podcast. Else where in the show, we discuss Bobby Brown's claim that he had ghost sex, chat with feminist author Jessica Valenti about her new memoir, Sex Object, and answer listener questions:
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