What is a Little?
Do you still like to color?
Do you still sleep with a stuffed animal?
Do you like to suck on your thumb or pacifier?
Do you still get excited over the little things in life?
Do you enjoy being read to by a close friend or partner?
Do you feel like there are times you’re under 18 years old mentally?
If you answer yes to any of these you may be a Little.
Every Little is different-as is everyone’s definition of what a Little is.
What is important to know from the start is that Little means different things to different people and because Littles are so different it can make it difficult to come up with a standard definition for what a Little is.
A Little as defined by Neverlands-littlesecret, or NLS, for the sake of having a uniform way to explain:
A Little is an individual who
- Retains childlike mannerisms into maturity
- Retains a childlike joy and enthusiasm into maturity
- Retains a childlike curiosity for the world around them into maturity
- Feels or may regress to 17 years old or younger
- A bottom/submissive* in a BDSM** relationship***
- An Age player**** in a BDSM relationship
There are a lot of misconceptions out there about what Littles are and what they are not. In order to clear some of that up here’s some important information.
Vital information for your everyday Little life
- If you feel Little you are a Little. Not all Littles regress and that is ok. Lots of Littles don’t regress.
- If you ever see anyone who says you can’t be a Little because you don’t regress, walk away quickly because they are a stupid head and need to stop spreading misinformation to new Littles and potential Caregivers.
- Worthy of respect
- Wonderful partners-often among the most loyal and loving
- Whimsical and enthusiastic
Littles are not:
Remember this is a part of our personalities, it’s inherent.
As a community we in no way shape or form condone pedophilia.
- Playing out a twisted fantasy
Being a Little has literally nothing to do with incest despite the fact some Littles call their partner Daddy or Mommy.
When we regress or enter Little space this does not mean we’re unintelligent, it just means we’re Little.
- Bound by gender, race, orientation or physical appearance
You do not need to be a thin white cis girl to be a Little. Littles can be any race, any size, any gender-You don’t even have to have a gender, or any orientation-Asexual Littles are a thing too!
All Littles are different, no two are exactly alike theretofore there is no right way to be a Little. It’s all subjective.
If you still feel you may be a Little and have any questions or concerns about what a Little is or is not my inbox and Neverlands inbox is always open to you. I’m more than happy to answer any question you may have and if I don’t know the answer I will do my best to find you one or point you in the right direction.
For more information on Littles and the different types of Littles look for my write up on the Little archetypes.
*A Little may be a switch, Dom/me, or top as well. There is no rule saying a Little must be a bottom/sub.
** A Little does not have to be into BDSM.
*** A Little does not have to be in a relationship at all. Some Littles are aromantic or asexual or just prefer to be a solitary Little. All are valid.
*** A Little does not have to be in a BDSM relationship.
**** A Little does not have to be an age player however some age players are Littles.
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