An Oregon woman has chosen to live like an infant in a bid to ease her depression and anxiety.
Tori Hart, 18, does all the activities a normal baby does, like use a diaper, drink from a bottle, and suck on a pacifier. She engages in age play - Adult Baby Diaper Lovers (ABDL) and Daddy Dom/Little Girl play, which can be linked to the erotic practice of BDSM.
When speaking of her younger years, the fast food worker said she was sexually abused as a little girl and "never had a childhood."
She added that by regressing into infancy, she's able to control her depression, anxiety and eating disorder, along with being able to reclaim her youth.
"I speak in my ‘baby voice’ and if I’m upset I will cry or have a temper tantrum. I also crawl and roll," she continued. "I don’t have a parent at the moment so normally I do it by myself after work. I will dress in a onesie or outfit and relax and watch TV."
Hart shares her life on Instagram with her 2,000 followers by publishing pictures of her role-playing activities. She said while she can act anywhere between one to 10, she prefers acting the age of three, which she dubs as the perfect age.
"I use my bottle and eat chicken nuggets shaped like dinosaurs as well as taking pictures for Instagram," Hart said.
"I also go to bed every night with a pacifier and it helps me to sleep because I have insomnia. One night I went to a friends’ house and I couldn’t sleep without it," she added.
However, Hart said her role playing isn't sexual in nature.