1. D_Percival Plunger

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    I guess I put this here, b/c I didn't really know where to post it . i know that a few percentage of furries are sexual in their roleplay, yadda yadda.

    My question, or interest, is this: has anyone been in a relationship with someone who considered themselves a 'furry'? How did it affect things?

    I'm not into it, just came across it the other day and am really interested in the mindset behind this; I would assume it's different (or similar?) to drag or cross-dressing in a less 'gender-bending' way.

    I don't know, thoughts?

    I guess I would just accept someone who I was in a relationship with, if they were a furry. I just would think it seems like a big part of peoples' lives from what I've read and I don't know if I could ever take it seriously.
     
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    Most of us don't take it as far as what you may have heard of (the suit-wearing people). The majority of people I meet within the community just like the art and identify with certain animals.

    So, being a furry, I'm not qualified to answer your question the way you want (and I'm not good at being objective :p).
     
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    Oh *epiphany* ok, so the suit-wearing thing is more of an extreme thing? It's more of a hobby kind of thing?

    Sorry, I almost feel like I'm asking something people get tired of answering, i.e. sticking my foot in my mouth; it seemed everything on the subject was either extreme-hatred/misunderstanding or utter gushing over the 'furry' community concept.
     
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    Excuse me, but you have the word RABBIT in your nick , plus ... Watership Down is in your avatar... Are you truly not a furry yourself?

    Ahh well I know lot of furries, so yeah, as long as they don't match the extreme stereotype of sex obsessed and fursuit wearing... I'd say there's no problem in being in a relationship with one.

    Of course there's also the aspect of porn and erotic art... cause let's be honest, being pure and clean in the fandom is as extreme as wearing fursuits. One might consider that inconvenient in a partnership, but I find that laughable.
    How many guys watch porn behind their partner's back? A LOT I BET! If you got a partner who's an artist who happens to draw erotic art (i do want to underline, it's not guaranteed), who can't possibly hide the fact he does that... Isn't that kinda better than living in a partnership where it's all lies?

    Oh yeah and the fact the characters are anthromorphic is a minor detail.

    Phew boy... I feel so weird writing this.,
     
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    Yea, the pure-clean furries always weird me out. That's like saying "I never masturbate and never will because it's filthy and you are filthy for doing such" to me... which is something I can't fully wrap my head around.
     
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    Well yeah those are the extremes and they're the ones that are not that common.
     
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    haha, good point. I just like the whole metaphor from Alice and Jefferson Airplane. Also, someone once told me that me and a partner were always "fucking like rabbits."

    Thanks for the responses, guys. Subcultures just always interest the hell out of me, blame my psychology double major. I wanted to hear from people who knew more than me.
     
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    A lot of little girls go through a phase of being besotted with horses. I had a gf who never stopped. She maintained that she knew what her horse (a mare) was 'saying' to her. I'd smile and nod, and of course she knew I knew she was ever so slightly potty. She would sometimes strike a horsey pose, or I'd spot her flare her nostrils and look wild eyed. That would happen during sex, and to be honest I quite liked it. After she blew me she would lift her head and bear her upper teeth the way horses do when they smell or taste something funky. I enjoyed her sense of humor and her animal identity. She said that sometimes when we fucked, in her head she was a mare and I was a stallion. I was pretty sure that idea was in her head every time, and eventually I found myself playing up to it because I knew that if I approached her with a certain look in my eye and breathed hard through my nostrils near her face or neck she'd go weak at the knees ;o)
     
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    I guess I am old and not too enlightened. I have no idea what this thread is about.
     
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    Riven650: Nice story, but if it's a past gf, may we know why it ended?

    DesertCruiser: To explain in detail. There's a subsculture known as the furry HUMAN and MORPH means CHANGE and SHAPE. So yeah, ever heard of Centaurs or the Egyptian Gods having animal heads? Well yes, apparently when art depicted that kind of stuff in the old day, that was all ok, but there's a lot of hate and prejudge towards people drawing them nowadays.


    Let’s compare this to homosexuality. There exists the overall stereotype of the homosexual man… really feminine, perverted, obsessed with pink, giggling, cross dressing etc etc. Same with the furry fandom, there exists the overall stereotype of people who are perverted, wear animal costumes the whole day around and want to fuck animals. In both cases that’s an extreme border, I at the same time know really asexual homosexuals (I mean they’re not that into sex, just want a relationship with someone of the same gender), who are collected and smart… and I know furries who just like a specific animal and like to draw it, no sex, no pornography.

    I guess the stereotypes get promoted by cheap documentary TV programs. Geee… we’re making a movie about furries… who will we show? A man who just draws reptiles…. Or a total freak who wears a collar the whole day, dresses up as a dog, collects plushies like hell….!

    So yeah, the fandom gets an unfair bad reputation, while most members of it are just a nice bunch of people. It’s like …
    If you draw, then your skilled and talented,
    if you draw erotic art, then you’re an oddball, but hey it’s still some artistic skill
    if your draw furry art especially porn, then you’re a complete pervert. Even if to be honest it’s often just adding an animal head onto the body and changing the skin color, nothing more.

    It’s all about tolerance and misunderstanding. I met people who made nasty jokes about furries, but then saw a REAL anthromorphic character and admitted “hey that’s kinda hot”, not realizing that it is a furry character! Makes me REALLY want to reach my hand through the screen and giving them a big punch in the face!

    So everyone… please… let the costume players out of your mind, just look at it as a regular fetish that SOME take too far, while others express it with art.

    Phew, that was an interesting Christmas essay!
     
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    Me too, must be a young persons' thing? I just don't get it.

    Had a gf who was a keen horse rider but she didn't bring any of it into bed.
     
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    No, it's not that much of a young people only thing. It's just not something people come out with. One documentary I saw even featured a really old couple of furries... but SADLY it was the BAD kind of documentary, hence the couple was OF COURSE a "We go sleep in caves, where we organize orgies with complete strangers!" type of couple.
     
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    I know people who are furries but for them it's not something sexual and they don't have sex while wearing the fur suits. They just like to dress up like an animal character/persona.

    I've never been in a relationship or dated a furry but I would have sex, date, and have a relationship with a person that's into being a furry but I have zero interest in having sex with a man that's into heavy or even light cross dressing or wearing women's clothing/makeup.
     
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    Wrong. We are called Furries. A plushy is a stuffed animal.
     
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    The human identification with animals is not rare - or is the phrase "hung like a horse" new to anyone here?
    Nice! Your own secret non-verbal language.
     
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    I believe that Furry Fandom - Television Tropes & Idioms is a useful link for definitions. But remember, it is a lifestyle choice, not a sexuality. There are many furry characters who are non-sexual. Anyone watch cartoons nowadays?
     
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    Watching cartoons is a joyful activity! For everyone who has a heart!

    Also, I find it annoying how it's called a LIFESTYLE, what if it's just an art direction someone likes, does that immidietly make it a LIFE STYLE?
     
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    You can be a fan of cartoons and not be a furry.

    To be a furry and identify as one IS a lifestyle. To label oneself as part of a group, is by definition to be a part of a group, no?

    It depends how one sees it. It is not as clear-cut as the gay/straight divide (and oddly much more heated for some absurd reason).
     
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    On Fetlife, most furries play naked and wear only a collar (sometimes with leash), a butt plug tail, and animal ears. Some furries wear "paws" on their hands or feet or an animal mask, too, although I don't know if that's for normal play or to remain anonymous on Fetlife. As far as I understand it, the costumes aren't necessary though, it's all about identifying with a particular animal in spirit or personality, so it should be something that people can play completely nude. The average age for female furries appears to be 21 on Fetlife. The average age of "pet owners" who hold the leashes and "own" and "train" furries appears to be around 30. It seems to be something that mostly young people are into.

    I think furry costumes are usually pretty darned sexy.

    http://furry-porn.net/27/11.jpg
    http://furry-porn.net/29/21.jpg


    The ones who wear the full body suits like on that episode of CSI aren't usually furries, at least not on Fetlife. They're usually plushies. I haven't seen any furries on Fetlife that wear the full body suits.
     
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