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Melissa’s Blog

CHICAGO - APRIL 27: Procter & Gamble-brand Pampers diapers sit in a shopping cart in a grocery store April 27, 2005 in Chicago, Illinois. The price of diapers is set to rise this summer as manufacturers pass on higher production costs including such unique diaper materials as adhesives and super absorbents. (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

The Diaper Spa in Atkinson, New Hampshire has been the subject of much criticism since it was thrust in the spotlight several months ago. Back in January, news about the diaper spa circulated as residents in Atkinson began to voice concerns. The owner of the spa, Dr. Colleen Ann Murphy, offers a wide range of services. Services range from virtual play dates and a full blown diaper B&B experience. However, because of the neighbors who showed up Wednesday to a town zoning board meeting, that will be a distant memory.

What is an ABDL fantasy? ABDL stands for adult baby diaper lovers. ABDL people are one “who act a voluntary regression to a previous age and/or wear a diaper for psychological reasons.” That is according to a study from 2020. While some say ABDL is considered sexual, Dr. Murphy stresses the majority of her clients’ cases are not. So why are the residents of Atkinson so worried?

According to some of the town’s 7,000 residents, they are concerned. They don’t like the close proximity of the spa to local parks and they don’t want their children exposed to the behavior. A petition had been going around and had been signed by hundreds of people. It read: “potential incidents that pose a threat to the safety and well-being of our community members, particularly our children.”

After hearing several residents of Atkinson speak, the board rejected the spa’s application. Dr. Murphy now has 30 days to appeal the decision. Here is what the Diaper Spa is offering for services according to its website:

  • Discovery Call

    This is a free service. It appears to be somewhat of a consultation where one of the employees will discuss with you your specific needs. They will take any questions you have in regards to the spa. It is a 30 minute service.

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  • Virtual Play Date

    So you see the word “virtual” which means not in person. This is a one hour service. Prices are not listed on the website so it says to call and discuss. It offers personalized care and playdates from the privacy of your own home.

  • Live Telephone Call

    This is obviously more than just a “discovery call.” This call lasts an hour with someone with a soothing voice that will unleash the “little” inside you. They could tell you a bedtime story or sing a lullaby. Price will be revealed during the call.

  • Texting Service

    This service offers nurturing care and support. It says it lasts one hour. Pricing will only be revealed upon calling. The description says your well being is always prioritized but it doesn’t go into detail as to exactly what is offered.

  • Support and Life Coach

    This is a 50 minute procedure. It is offered remotely. They go into little detail which is probably strategic since they are under so much scrutiny right now. Call for pricing.

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