Typically, the mention of diapers conjures up images of small, little babies all swaddled up and looking adorable. Yet, it's not just the baby demographic that's utilizing the diaper industry. Older people have been known to have to purchase diaper products once they're no longer able to relieve themselves in the conventional manner. This is actually a sad reality for many elderly individuals around the world, and it's also a huge fear for those getting up there in age. For anyone reaching a particular age, maintaining one's faculties becomes the most important thing.
In recent years, people have become much more open about talking about the shameful topic of adult incontinence. In fact, adult diapers made major headlines once Lisa Rinna struck a $2 million deal to promote the Depends diaper for adults. While there have been efforts to make adult diapers a tad more acceptable in regular society, there have also been a number of cases of older people wearing diapers in a completely inappropriate way. From baby fetishes to comical expression to just outright questionable behavior, there are a number of diaper-wearing adults bringing the Internet to shame. If this sort of thing would've happened in the past, people would just remember it as an extremely odd sighting that would make a great story one day. However, the Internet has changed things so that some of these photos will live on forever, circulating the online community. Check out our list of 15 pics of old people in diapers, and you may never think of diapers in the same way again.
15 Poor Polar Bear
This is another case of an older man who seems to enjoy dressing up in a diaper and partaking in some baby make-believe. While that sounds pretty disturbing as is, that really doesn't compare to the varying elements of strangeness in this photo. Obviously, he couldn't find a rocking horse that would support his robust size, so he chose a polar bear statue instead. To make things even more strange, the polar bear is wearing a matching diaper along with the man. The man is holding a giant toy bottle that seems like it had to be some sort of custom order due to its size. To make things even worse, the polar bear is facing the wall, and the painting to the left of it features a portrayal of naked breasts.
14 Only At Walmart
There are a number of photos of people walking the aisles at Walmart that are seriously disturbing. From women in scantily clad ensembles to people making some serious mistakes in fashion, there's a whole different category for those that feel Walmart is a place that calls all the freaks home. This photo is the perfect example of what's deemed acceptable to wear on a trip to Walmart, and it definitely raises a few questions. The gentleman is wearing an oversized diaper that looks more like a pillow taped against him. He paired it up with a pink baby doll top with a matching pink bow on his head. The binky is tied to his top with a pink strap, and he even held a pink purse in the crook of his arm.
13 Celebrating In Style
This is another case of diapers being mixed with alcohol consumption. The atmosphere seems to indicate a popular outdoor area, filled with people. There are so many strange things going on in the photo since there's even a child that can be seen in the distance. It stands to reason what kind of event would be appropriate for adults and children alike, with a strange old man walking around in a diaper. The man can be seen holding what looks like a beer, wearing a black top hat, and sporting novelty glasses that say "2006." This may have been a New Year's celebration, and the photo seems to have been taken during the daytime celebration long before the countdown. This would explain his novelty glasses and his boisterous spirit, but it definitely doesn't explain the diaper.
12 Teddy Bears And A Diaper
There are a number of subcultures that have sprung up around the world, and many of them are extremely disturbing. From men obsessed with My Little Pony to people that dress up like dogs, it seems like there's a small community filled with some of the strangest fetishes all over the world. The Diaper Pail Friends subculture is something that's pretty much out of the public eye, but it does have a thriving community. It involves people that enjoy wearing diapers all day, and then they meet up and have discussions about what kind of diapers they wear and what they like to do. This individual is a thriving member of the Diaper Pail Friends and also seems to love teddy bears and sleeping in a toddler-sized bed.
11 Doing The Dishes In Diapers
This is another case of a man obviously partaking in a bit of dress-up time. The diaper doesn't look as authentic as some of the other ones shown on older men in need of absorbent material since the cut seems a little asymmetrical. This may be a style choice, but it could also be that he didn't have sufficient help putting his diaper on. It seems to be held together with electric blue Duct tape, which is actually quite common for those partaking in some diaper dress-up fun. The binky he's wearing around his neck looks more like a cartoon costume version rather than one that would actually be used. Yet, with his baby fetish, there's really no telling whether or not the size is suitable for him to suck on during his role-playing activities.
10 Worst Selfie Ever
There are actually quite a lot of photos of grown men all dressed up like babies, but this one is particularly disturbing. There are so many things wrong with this photo that it's just hard to imagine what was going on in this person's life to think that this was a good idea. Unlike all of the other photos featuring older people in diapers, it seems like this person has decided to wear some sort of undergarment underneath his diaper. There seems to be a washcloth-type material wrapped around his neck to try and fashion a bib of some sorts, but the real zinger is the fact that he's holding a baby. Both the adult and the baby are sucking on a blue binky, but the adult is wearing fashionable sunglasses as if this is a good look.
While people have come to the realization that there are others out there that indulge in diaper fetishes, it's easier to take when it's done in the privacy of their own home. If someone is into playing with baby toys and dressing up in a diaper behind closed doors, then it can be somewhat overlooked. Yet, seeing it with two older men in what can only be described as a "playdate," the mind starts to boggle at the idea of what this sort of interaction would consist of and for what purpose. These two men seem to be engaged in a diaper-filled playdate, with a myriad of different children's toys scattered throughout the room. It's hard to say what's the most disturbing part of this photo, but one man's excessive back and shoulder hair is definitely at the top of the list.
8 Comedy Spoof
Sometimes, there are some videos that go viral and they even attract the attention of some bigshot Hollywood actors. In 2011, there was a video of two baby twins congregating in their kitchen and babbling to one another in a baby dialect that's incomprehensible. Yet, these two babies seem to be communicating to one another, and the conversation is hilarious. Actor Michael Chiklis from The Shield and comedian Patton Oswalt chose to recreate this viral video and dressed up in diapers for Funny or Die. The script wasn't the same baby babble as that of the original video, and, in fact, it included some NSFW language, but that only made the skit funnier. The interesting part was the fact that these two A-listers would even go along with a skit like this, but sometimes, even bigshot Hollywood celebs have to let their freak flag fly.
7 Mike Rowe And His Crew
Mike Rowe is a celebrated television personality that has had a number of successful shows under his belt. Dirty Jobs is one of the shows that he's best known for, but it was sadly taken off of the air. When it was announced that he was getting a new series, people were super excited to see what it would be. In an effort to promote the new series on a new network, Rowe got together with his film crew and posed for a promotional photo where everyone was wearing a diaper. The photo was released in 2014 at the start of his new series, Somebody's Gotta Do It. There was undoubtedly a correlation between the diapers and the show being his brand new baby, but it was lost on many of his fans.
There are a number of photos of older men dressed in diapers and acting like babies circulating the Internet. Yet, many of the men that choose to live this type of lifestyle aren't usually in the best shape. They're often morbidly obese or losing their hair, but they aren't typically a physically fit man with a great hairline. This photo shows a fully grown man wearing a diaper and playing with a child's toy airplane. He seems to be wearing an old school binky around his neck, and the room looks very much like a baby's room. There's also a changing pad atop the dresser behind him and soothing yellow tones in the room. The look on his face can be described as either playful and full of joy or maniacal.
5 Drunk Ginger
This photo seems to be taken at an outdoor festival or campground, which is interesting since the subject in the photo seems to be in a partying mood. It's not exactly clear what's in his hand, but most likely, it's a beer of some sort. He had to be drinking or on something a bit stronger to be walking around in a diaper-like bottom being held together with Duct tape. He seems to be in the middle of a raucous dance move and doesn't seem bothered in the least that he's showing off his diaper for all to see. With his ginger hair, it shouldn't be surprising that he has quite a fair complexion. It also seems like he has a bit of a farmer's tan and maybe even a touch of sunburn on his face. Perhaps he had been fully clothed earlier and then decided to take it all off (except for the diaper).
4 Store Opening
Recent years have shown a boom in the baby industry, with new and innovative products being produced at a huge rate. It seems like baby companies are starting to really think outside of the box to ensure parents have every luxury and convenience when it comes to raising their child. Yet, there's one Illinois store that has gone a step further. In 2016, a store opened in Mount Prospect and catered to adults that like to wear diapers. Tykables coined itself as the first store in the country to cater to the "Adult Babies and Diaper Lovers or the AB/DL community." The store only allows people in by appointment only and features a giant crib, high chair, and rocking horse that lets people pretend, play, and take photos.
3 Never Betting Again
Everyone has at least one memory of betting with a friend and losing, only to have to pay up begrudgingly. From having to pay up in cash to performing an incredibly embarrassing act, sometimes it can be better to never make a bet in the first place. That's probably what radio personality Jared Pike was thinking when he was forced to spend half an hour standing at a busy intersection wearing a diaper (both on him and on his head). A fellow jockey at WKZL FM 107.5 made a bet with him regarding the Super Bowl, and Pike lost in 2013. True to his word, he spent the 30 minutes being honked at and photographed while he held a sign that read, "I Bet Against the Ravens and Lost."
2 Going All Out
This photo was used in a 2013 article from Psychology Today, where they discussed paraphilic infantilism, which is "a rare sexual paraphilia where individuals typically get sexually aroused from being a baby (and is commonly referred to as 'adult baby syndrome')." There have been a number of photos taken with older gentlemen wearing diapers, but this one definitely takes the cake. The diaper isn't some flimsy white material held together by Duct tape. Instead, it looks like a custom fabric diaper that's being held together by a giant safety pin. This matches the giant binky hanging around his neck, and the white shirt he's wearing is lifted up so that it exposes his massive belly. To make things even more uncomfortable, the expression on the man's face is a cross between friendly and extremely scary.
1 My Crazy Obsession
The TLC series, My Crazy Obsession, showcased a number of individuals that had lifestyles that consisted of elements outside of the norm. From eating hair to cleaning 10 times a day, the series showed what life is like in another person's shoes. In 2012, the series showcased a 31-year-old man named, Stanley Thornton. He said that his obsession started at the age of 13 years old when he began wetting the bed. Rather than constantly changing his sheets, he began wearing a diaper. The obsession continued to evolve, and then it eventually grew to become a way of life for him at home. He even met a woman online that portrays the "mommy" role. Inside his home, the décor is very much like that of a young child, and he even had a crib made.
Sources: FHM, WGN TV, Winston-Salem Journal