If you've never ageplayed and are on the outside looking in, you might be asking, "But what do ageplayers about is reality ... An ageplayer doesn't necessarily fantasize about or want to exactly reenact his/her own childhood, adolescence, etc.For one thing, how many of us can remember our childhoods exactly?We fold in elements from the lives of children we see around us, in real life or in movies, TV shows or books, and from our own imaginations.The roles ageplayers want to play may bear little or no resemblance to their real childhoods, by accident or by design.But for others explicit sex doesn't have a place in some ageplay scenarios, and they don't miss it.For still others, ageplay is not erotic at all; some roleplay as a child simply for emotional satisfaction.
It can also mean the fetish or attraction to this type of play (this fetish is called , often abbreviated to "ABs." Some psychologists have coined the term "paraphilic infantilism" to describe this, but I'm not sure it's widely accepted in the medical community.Fairy-tale-type games are also almost a stereotype; imagine Little Red Riding Hood and the Big Bad Wolf.I can imagine playing a teenager just learning about his/her sexuality, and this is a scene in which the other player(s) could also ageplay as other teens.Or, they may want to live a childhood they never had.One can roleplay a child or teen of the opposite sex, or from a different time period (the old-time schoolhouse, or being a child in the Roman Empire), or even a scenario that's totally made up (being a teenager in a world in which it's perfectly acceptable for parents to punish unruly teens with, say, bondage).(Note that the schoolmaster/mistress role is probably a role in which the player plays a role that's older than their own age.) The "juvie hall warden and teen juvenile delinquent" scene is certainly heard of."Daddy/boy" and "Daddy/girl" relationships occur in the BDSM world (though of course "Mommy/boy" and "Mommy/girl" scenes can happen too, and the players of any role can be of either sex).Some common ageplaying scenarios are widely known in the BDSM scene and sometimes even outside it, although it may not cross the player's minds that what they're doing is ageplay.The "strict schoolmaster/mistress and naughty schoolboy/girl" scene is almost a BDSM stereotype.When we think back, there are certain memorable moments we can remember well, good or bad, but the unremarkable everyday events have blurred together or maybe even disappeared.When we try to remember what's in the gaps between those memorable moments, what we usually end up doing is reconstructing the past based on those vague blurs and sharp moments, and of course we're doing this from adult vantage points, so there is a lot of other information that gets mixed in.