In short, this forum is difficult to describe because it encompasses an entire community of wonderful, varied type of people sharing a similar type of typically-BDSM-like or Dominant/submissive idea. (Not all of these dynamics include domination, submissiveness, or BDSM situations though!)
Generally, a "little" is either childish in nature (personality-wise and interests) or enjoys roleplaying a part where they are giving up a piece of their adulthood. They could be giving this piece up to a Dominant ("Caregiver") type person or could be enjoying their "littlespace" by themselves or with other little friends.
Ageplay and the, generalized, Big/little lifestyles have changed dramatically in it's online presence over the past decade. For example, a decade ago online users did searches for the kink "Daddy/daughter" or "ageplay" for material pertaining to their interest. Now, it's rarely referred to as "Daddy/daughter" or "ageplay" and has taken more-specific terms such as Daddy Dominant/little girl, Adult Baby/Diaper Lover (ABDL), and Caregiver/little.
This being said, many folks in the scene may use different terms--and that's okay! Thankfully, we can still express ourselves, our interests, and our desires to make ourselves clearer to others. Just to clarify, no matter what our dynamic interest consists of, we are all are legal adults that are not participating in incestuous situations.
- What or who is an ageplayer?:
- What or who is a Big or Caregiver?:
- What does a Big or Caregiver do, exactly?:
- What or who is a little?:
- What does a little do, exactly?:
- So, how are relationships? Are all of these relationships just a Daddy and a little girl?
We're all unrelated, consenting adults though!
Some Big/little relationships are nonsexual. The little would like to be in what is called littlespace (with their toys and cartoons, for example) and just enjoy the time they have in that type of freedom while being watched over by someone safe.
Some Big/little relationships are sensual. The little would like to also interact with their Big in a sensual manner while also engaging in littlespace activities (like watching cartoons and playing with toys). This is pretty self-explanatory in a way, but, as with anything else, everyone's needs and desires are different so there are variations of what sensual manner may mean.
This dynamic is very strongly against things like child involvement, incest, or child abuse. If you ever encounter a person that says they are looking for one of those listed things (child involvement or true incest) then please report them to your local authorities. Those people do not need to taint our wonderful community of loving, consenting adults who are just enjoying being themselves with other consenting adults.
I have used many generalized terms in this explanation for ease of understanding. If anything has been worded in offensive fashion please let me know so that I can make appropriate corrections.