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 &


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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Of course we don't speak for everyone! If you feel we are missing additional info, context, facts, history, or data, please email us and let us know!

While we can't promise every suggestion will make it, we'll always be working to keep this glossary thorough and inclusive!