Our Definition

a person who has a strong need to be coddled or cared for tenderly, and may enjoy “cute” or “childish” things; can be a term used for people who engage with age play. Is often, not always in relationship with a Dominant who identifies as a Daddy, Mommy or Caregiver. 

Real Life Examples

Hero likes watching cartoons and feels most secure and healthy in a relationship where her partner sets rules for her.  

Uthred regularly engages in age regression play, wherein he gets into the headspace of a playful 6 year old. For him, this is not a sexual behavior, but rather a way to unwind and relax.  

Common Practices & Experiences 

Everyone is different! You'll see this repeated throughout our website and glossary. Common practices and experiences involving littles include, but certainly aren't limited to:

  • Identifying as a little outside of the context of a dynamic and in some instances not requiring a dynamic at all. 
  • Enjoying “cute” and “childish” things like coloring books and hair bows. 
  • Enjoying the company of other littles, with whom one can share activities with, like watching cartoons or shopping for little-themed fashion. 
  • Thriving under the care of a gentle dominant partner, who may identify as a “mommy”, “daddy”, or “caregiver”
  • Overlap with “Middles” who tend to enjoy things associated with pre-teens rather than young children. 
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