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Fantasy Lives

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Ms. Yunmao close-up in her cosplay outfit.

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Explore the line where fantasy and reality blur. In California, meet a grown man role-playing … as an adult baby, complete with diaper, pacifier and customized baby furniture to make his fantasy life more real. In Japan, a champion kick boxer has a passion for dressing up as female animation characters in the boxing ring. A Floridian father divides his time between his real life and a virtual life online populated with avatars — engaging in cybersex with his virtual family.

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