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)

    6.3%
  2. I'd say so. (Agree)

    15.6%
  3. Ehh. Yes and no. (Neutral)

    28.1%
  4. Nah. (Disagree)

    26.6%
  5. No, it isn't! (Strongly Disagree)

    23.4%
  1. Kipekee Reddington

    Kipekee Reddington All American Flying Foxdog

    To be honest, I think it ruins the fandom just a little.

    People can make and look at porn of whatever they want, I'm okay with that. The only reason it's gets on my nerves is that because of it, the internet has created this huge misconception that the furry fandom is nothing but a huge fetish or that we are attracted to animals.

    I absolutely hate when I'm drawing furries/talking about being a furry and people come up to me saying, "so you're attracted to animals??" or "furry? You know what that means right?" And even after I explain it to them I'm not a furry for sexual reasons, they still think I'm weird.

    I guess it's more the internet misconception rather than the porn that's causing this problem, but it still gets me upset. There's nothing wrong with X-rated furry content, but I hate it when people assume that ALL furries are into the furry fetish.
     
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  2. Erhena

    Erhena Elie de Ozara

    Porn ruining the fandom only when is surexposed. Why people need to show to everybody their yiff ? Normal people don't do this and created some special trade or groupe for this. It is because it have not enought discretion than a lot of people think furry is weird whereas their are not for the majority...
    So it is not the porn who ruinned the fandom but the lack of discretion .
     
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  3. Vorelover467

    Vorelover467 Gut cuddler

    I don't think the porn is ruining the fandom. The cringe worthy content that some people post is ruining the fandom. However porn is somewhat adding to the fire because when nonfurries thinks about furries, the first thing that pops in their mind is the porn. Some of the genre of the crap is the reason for the fandom going to shit.
    But it is mostly the cringe.
     
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  4. Laugh Kita

    Laugh Kita Welp...this is my life now

    I don't think porn ruins the fandom really. When you enter any fandom there will be plenty of it and no one can stop that. I think due to the nature of the fandom it alters peoples perception of it.

    The furry fandom is an interesting one. There's generally no focus point like a show or video game. Most of the characters portrayed in furry art are extensions and representations of ourselves. Others or simply imagined characters for the same reason they are put into shows and games, it's fun. This in turn already makes this fandom seem weird to others. Certain documentaries and random situations have note helped the perception and assumptions the general populous has in terms of the furry fandom either. Mixed with humans natural propensity to focus in on things of a sexual nature and it just reinforces there own idea of what the fandom is about. Even though roughly 75% of the fandom and what the fandom produces is pretty clean.

    Porn isn't ruining the fandom. People already have certain perceptions of it and see the porn as a reinforcement of the ideas they had already solidified in their own head. I'm willing to admit the fact that as an adult women taking enjoyment in some of the things I do and dressing up as a hyena for no other reason than the fact I want to is already weird enough in and of itself. Same goes for dressing up as random characters from anime as I am a cosplayer. The only difference is that due to the Heroes of Cosplay and Tumblr, the idea of it has been normalized somewhat. It gives people a connection point. That same connection point does not exist for furries.

    TLTR; Porn isn't ruining the fandom. People already have their own idea of it and use porn to reinforce and justify it.
     
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  5. Bidoyinn

    Bidoyinn Member

    I don't think porn is ruining the fandom (entirely), but it makes it harder to talk about furry things with friends that aren't furry. For example: for the longest time my friend thought I mainly drew porn and I was surprised when he told me this? He just assumed because I said that I drew furry art :/

    There's a lot of porn in every fandom as well, so this feels like a weird question. Sure, it seems to be a lot more prolific here but it's not that strange, and it's not like everyone who enters the furry fandom does it for the porn? Honestly, I tend to side-eye people that think that, because, like...it's just art, man. Not everything is going to be NSFW. Not that there's anything wrong with NSFW furry content, but thinking that it's all the fandom has is...kind of lazy.
     
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  6. KageSakuraclown

    KageSakuraclown Active Member

    I don't care for porn but I'm 80% other fandoms have porn as well and if a non furry has the wrong idea about furries that's their problem
     

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