It is already well established that regression is a common behavior in response to prolonged stress. But what happens when this regression occurs in individuals who are already regressed? This presentation will explore the practices of ageplay, with particular focus on how these practices have played out during the COVID-19 pandemic. The outcomes of these ageplay practices will then be compared against known mental health outcomes from the general population during this trying time. Finally, we will translate empirical research on psychedelics and altered states of consciousness to better understand the underlying mechanisms of littlespace within ageplay, and how these mechanisms have a therapeutic effect.
Session Category : 2021