introductionage regression is a term used to describe the process of your brain switching to a smaller "age" voluntarily or involuntarily. it is a coping mechanism that is more common than people think it is and is encouraged by therapists and psychologists.
termsregressing: return to a former or less developed state. (Google)
little: age regressor whose regression age is around infant-toddler ages.
middle: age regressor whose regression age is around ~ 5-13 years old.
big: the age regressor in their normal state when they are not in littlespace/middlespace.
caregiver: a person who looks after/supports an age regressor.
mommy/daddy: names given by the age regressor to the caregiver (although not everyone does this).
agere: short term for age regression.
littlespace: the headspace littles go into when regressing.
middlespace: the headspace middles go into when regressing.
voluntary regression: regressing by choice to relieve stress.
involuntary regression: regressing against your will under stressfull and/or traumatic situations.
regression vs. playage regression and age play are two completely different things. age play is the kink, also known as DDLG/ABDL and is often sexual and pedophilic. it sexualizes children and BDSM is often involved. age regression is a coping mechanism that is 100% non-sexual (and should be kept that way). if your caregiver wants you to perform sexual acts while you're regressing, they should not be your caregiver.
what causes agere?age regression is mainly used to deal with intense trauma. it could be during childhood or later on. age regressors choose this as a coping mechanism because you are most happy in your infant-childhood years. some people regress back to the age before their trauma started (for example, i regress back to 3) but it doesn't mean they're actually their little age. they are still in control of themselves but regressing to a younger age is preferable because you are free to enjoy activites you enjoyed during your childhood.
regressingregressing is an easy process. the person's brain switches to a younger age psychologically and is never harmful to them. when involuntarily regressing, it is usually a difficult process because it's under stressful situations.
and no, you don't pee or shit in your undies. that is a kink brought into age regression but it is not normal.
little spacelittlespace/middlespace is the headspace the person goes into. caregivers can't control this and should respect the regressor's boundaries. sometimes caregivers have to force their little into littlespace for their own good. it is usually triggered by regressing or involving yourself in activies that you participate in when you're a little.
caregiversa caregiver is a person trusted by the little. they are the person who looks after the little and makes sure they're okay. being a caregiver is a choice and completely up to you, you should not feel forced to be one. partners are commonly the caregiver of an age regressor. as a caregiver, you have the responsibility of not upsetting your little and not interacting with them in a sexual way.
thank you for reading this far! if a little sent you a link to this page, remember that they trust you with this information! if you're just a curious person, thank you for informing yourself :)