Is furry porn ruining the fandom?

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by AustinB, Mar 12, 2017.

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Do you think furry porn is ruining the fandom?

  1. Yeah, it is! (Strongly Agree)

    8.3%
  2. I'd say so. (Agree)

    11.5%
  3. Ehh. Yes and no. (Neutral)

    26.0%
  4. Nah. (Disagree)

    27.1%
  5. No, it isn't! (Strongly Disagree)

    27.1%
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  1. AustinB

    AustinB Active Member

    Just look around. There's a lot of porn in the fandom. Most of the popular furry artists are pr0n artists. Most people I've seen on FA have mostly furry porn in their favorites. There's also the sexual rps, and there's people in the fandom that are really only a furry for the porn. I'm not saying every furry likes the porn, but a lot do. It's creepy. Didn't they do some sort of survey on this, and 78% of furries said they had an involvement with the porn? Hell, I'd bet money that most people who use this website have seen the porn and fapped to it. I'm no exception, but I'm losing interest in porn more and more every day. What do you guys think about this? Again, I'm not shitting on you for liking the porn if you do. I'm looking for what you guys think about this. It's the main reason people hate on us, after all.
     
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  2. katalistik

    katalistik People used tap, it's not very effective.

    About this?My opinion?
    I strongly agree that porn is ruining the fandom.That's the main reason why other people hate furries and people that like anthros.
    It is a problem and...Pthhh...Seems like there is no way we can fix it.I can't think of a solution right now.When someone says "furry" you automatically think about...PORN?And then the hate comments like "fuc*ing furries" appear.I saw that on Reddit,Facebook,Devianart, 9gag,Twitter and Discord. It's ok to keep it secret that you watch NSFW, but come on!

    Sorry for the long post,I don't have a potato.
     
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  3. AustinB

    AustinB Active Member

    That's pretty much why I made this thread lmao. A lot of people give us shit about the porn. That's the main reason people hate us. Because of how easy it is to accidentally stumble across the porn and it gives them this "furries are all sexual deviants" ideology.
     
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  4. nerdbat

    nerdbat Green butt of reason

    It is a part of the fandom in some regard - not the most pleasant, but prominent one, and for many people out here it's the primary reason to be in the fandom in the first place. So yeah, I don't see it ruining anything, that's just one of the things some furries do. The real problem is lack of clear separation between smutty and squeaky-clean furs, which results in them being mixed together and blamed as a whole by outsiders. MLP community bypasses it by dividing ordinary bronies and "cloppers", it wouldn't hurt to have something like that here.
     
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  5. Lcs

    Lcs Well-Known Member

    Porn exists for almost everything - the actual problem is misrepresentation. Being a furry is not inherently a fetish, we do not all wear fursuits and there is a vanishingly small amount of us that are also zoophiles.

    This is not directly related to the topic, but I really dislike that sex and things related to sex are considered so taboo. I understand that, if one is a young child, it should probably be a restricted subject, but for adults? Aren't we mature enough to accept and not judge people based off what attracts them?
     
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  6. Xaroin

    Xaroin Sprsh

    Ok let me just say that yes, it exists, yes, it's in the community, but ahem, RULE 34. Seriously there's porn of EVERYTHING, and just because somebody likes it doesn't mean they're a sexual deviant. TBH If the human mind CAN find an attraction to a thing, it's not a deviancy because that's what they like. Still tbh it's not really ruining anything, but at the same time people jump to the conclusion that I'd fuck a lizard because I like anthro dragons, but like ... really? These people have no reason to hate, yet they do anyways because they want to get that feeling of being a dom (which ironically they can do by joining)
     
  7. WolfyJake

    WolfyJake Professional Cuddlefluff

    I completely disagree. It's part of the fandom, always has been. Being a furry is not a fetish, the furry porn stuff IS kinda like a fetish within the fandom though, but it's a pretty tame one at that, compared to what some people are into. And these days it seems that the media is starting to take us more seriously and they're coming out with more and more positive and objective articles and reports than before. Our fandom is doing fine, in my opinion. Sure there will always be people who'll hate on us for being 'weird' and give us crap for liking the porn. But there are less and less people who actually care about weird things and fetishes others are into and just leave them be and roll with it. Almost everyone is into something weird, and nobody is surprised anymore because everybody knows these weird things exist. Almost everyone knows about the furry porn and, like I said before, it's part of our fandom and I think it's starting to become a generally accepted fact for most people.


    I STRONGLY disagree with @nerdbat that we should divide ourselves into furries and yiffers or something. I think it could actually hurt. I mean, I like the furry porn, and I think dividing us from the 'normal furries' is kinda harsh. I think we should just stay as one and just go with the fact that it always has, and always will be a part of our fandom. Giving us a Star of David like that is never a good idea, it'll only make us stand out more and make us more susceptible to hate.
     
  8. MadKiyo

    MadKiyo Villainous Fly

    I think the repetitve, over fetishized porn is absolutely disgusting most of the time. That is the problematic part.
     
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  9. WolfyJake

    WolfyJake Professional Cuddlefluff

    Also, the Fcking furries thing... I'm willing to bet that more than half of the time it's said as a joke or in a satirical way.
     
  10. Mr. Fox

    Mr. Fox Well-Known Member

    It's funny, after seeing this thread all I can hear is all the single furries.
     
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  11. nerdbat

    nerdbat Green butt of reason

    I'm not saying that we should stigmatize "yiffers" and stuff, what I mean is there should be some kind of an easy and universal term. Anime fans have "hentai", MLP fans have "clop", but with furs, SFW and NSFW activity is just kind of thrown together, which results in lack of safe space and uncertainty in definition of "being a furry". Like, with anime, if anybody accuses you of something smutty-related just by being a part of anime fandom, you can just say, "Well, that's the hentai you're talking about, it's not my thing", but with furry fandom, we have no way to separate this stuff from each other. Of course, there's "yiff", but majority of porn artists in community don't even use that word anymore, so yeah.
     
  12. Crimson_Steel17

    Crimson_Steel17 The night is my solace; the day is my prime

    Fun fact: "Yiff" never used to have a sexual connotation: it was a word of enthusiastic agreement in the fandom (from a short research session)
     
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  13. WolfyJake

    WolfyJake Professional Cuddlefluff

    Well, why can't we just use the word porn? It doesn't really need a fancy word in my opinion. "I'm a furry, but I'm not into the porn." I think that's easy enough to say. And it's kinda hard to divide yourself like that, and why should we? There are a lot of people who like the porn, but who also like the not-porn stuff. So they're like a combination of the two, do these people need a term too? I think it would be better to leave everything untermed, so to say. Just like the way it is now. You can always tell people "yeah, I like the porn stuff, but I also like the non porn stuff." I don't really think there's a need to give it a term.
    Faggot used to mean a bundle of sticks
    Gay used to mean happy
     
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  14. Royn

    Royn Otterest Sergal evah!

    lol what really bakes brains that most of the general distain for Furs because of the "Yiff" Side seems to be derived in large part from first, second, or third hand knowledge of a single TV show episode. I count it as another point of "Humans are largely panicky stupid animals" Theory. ARE we amorous? YES! DUUH! DOES that mean we ALL get fur freaky? NO! DUUUH! Yes, "Yiff" Continues to blight Fur, but only because Humans are largely panicky stupid animals. Its not really a theory. Its a historical truth.
     
  15. quoting_mungo

    quoting_mungo Administrator Staff Member

    And most dudes with an interest in ladies have at some point spanked the monkey to girlie mags. It's kind of what humans with a healthy sex drive do, looking at stuff that gets their engines revving and beating one out. As long as you're not providing porn to minors without their parents' consent, I fail to see why its existence should be considered a problem.

    You can buy hentai in many places that sell anime. Finding hentai online is if anything easier than finding furry porn. The primary reason furries get crap is that it's easy to "other" them, with a side of "most trolls prefer targets they can get a rise out of." The porn has very little to do with it, and most people don't give a fuck unless you shove it in their face. You don't need to have a dedicated word for "furry porn" just to be able to say "I'm not into the porn" (if that's the case), but either way it's not Joe Schmoe's business what you look at when you stroke your one-eyed snake.
     
  16. Cerberus326

    Cerberus326 Member

    I know how or what you mean. When I was younger I was in many groups I even went to a few leather conz. When hard really great work like vests chokers masks bags ..And so forth but there was that other half there that sold gags paddles and what not even alittle s&m stuff ...So no matter what there will be two sides of the coin...But if people see you as the bad side ...Then OK clean it up and help but not everyone cares because there are two sides.hell type in almost anything even in Google it will give you one of two things if detailed enuff or less detailed and ya you get both or maybe more than you wanted....Yes it's a shame cuz you guys and ladies are great bunch...Then there's others ..There great too but damn ...I'd be sweeting my azz off in a suite try those things...How...Nvm ..lol
     
  17. Okami_No_Heishi

    Okami_No_Heishi Very Happily Married For 16 And A Half Years

    Porn is porn. It has been around for thousands of years. Humans are sexual creatures. It is hardwired into our brains. People who say that don't maaterbate are liars. Everyone does. Even if you don't do it consciously you will do it in your sleep. You shouldn't feel guilty for being human, and having human desires. As far as porn in our fandom, well....there is porn in every fandom. Get over it. If you don't really like it, don't look at it. I find furry porn to be erotic. Which is a good thing, imo. I just feel that people today are just so overly sensitive about anything and everything.
     
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  18. Alex K

    Alex K Guest

    it's just hair. What's so bad bout that??
     
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  19. SSJ3Mewtwo

    SSJ3Mewtwo Moderator Staff Member

    No.

    Porn draws more attention and the like because it's a hot-button issue. But on FA the ratio has been around 70% clean and 30% Mature/Adult for a LOOOONG while. People just get overly focused on the erotica because it just tends to draw that kind of attention. People just tend to over-emphasize it.
     
  20. Okami_No_Heishi

    Okami_No_Heishi Very Happily Married For 16 And A Half Years

    Agreed!
     
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