It always took me longer to grow out of things suited for younger ages, like when I was entering middle school I would still read children's books made for very low reading levels. I would also notice when I'd get nurtured by my partners I would not be very verbal, and I would make little noises and shift my vocal pitch. Also when I would watch things I loved growing up I would feel myself overcome by this euphoric feeling. That still happens. I fall asleep instantly to being read to sleep.
I didn't think about these things until I started getting more into BeDeeSeM and exploring the different dynamics. DD/lg or CG/l was always on my radar, and while I didn't admit it for a while, I at least admitted to little tendencies. The more research I did, and self reflection, the more comfortable I got really delving into these parts of me. I say this in almost every post ever but the Resources page on here really helped me. Only a handful of people know, and I plan to keep it that way unless I am in a community setting where it is allowed and appropriate.