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Are the furry stereotypes true?

EmberGryphon

rebel rebel party party
Fursecution! =D

It's also sad how many pages there are for "Yiff", interests such as "Pawing off" and those people who put "Cumdumpster" at Furry Sex Club as their job. ON FACEBOOK.

Ohgodohgod that is hilarious. xD "If there was one thing I'd want irl acquaintances, family, prospective employers, and anyone with a reason to Google my name to know, it HAS to be my ability to receive imaginary body fluids from internet-animals, and my successful history of doing so!"

As people have said already, yeah, furry stereotypes are totally true for some furries. As a generalization, not at all; for most people it's just a silly, fun hobby and not a description of our sex lives or spiritual beliefs or really affecting our irl selves much at all. But there are definitely those who adhere. You can be offended by it, put off by it, or really friggin' amused by... er, most of it (animal abuse is much less amusing than fursuit sex), but that doesn't really change the fact that people with opinions tend to try and get those opinions reaffirmed rather than challenging them, and there are plenty of people eager to reaffirm negative views of the fandom in its whole.
Again, imo, most of it is harmless. The porn is harmless, humping in fursuits is harmless, and if they get a person's engine goin', power to them. *shrugs* Just... act the way you want people to think of you, and don't worry too much about the activities of other people who share an interest in anthro critters with you?

I'm pretty sure anyone that has a fursuit has had a sexual experience in it at least once.
...Huh. o_o
 

meh_is_all

I→U
That's not possible,apparently you don't understand the internet. Lawl is a greeting card company.
 
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badlands

drunken pirate
stereotypes don't just wink into existence. they form because some people are like that.

my opinion is that some people aren't happy unless the feel persecuted by large numbers of other people so they go looking to get trolled various sites. thereby building the stereotype through their actions
 

WhiteSuburban

OhgodIneedhugs
This thread reminded me of this.
I_Hate_Furries_II_by_jollyjack.jpg

This would show how mistaken people are who barely know the fandom.
 
By who, over what? More detail might help.

Mainly the drama and all the hate, I can't do anything with someone going "U SIK FUK KILL URSELF U GAY FGGOT". I've also been bullied in school about this.

This is why I asked this, I've looked at surveys furries took and they seem to be against the stereotype. Though people keep hating. Am I missing something?
 

ZerX

not a furry
if you're talking about it at school and doing furry things when you are around other people than that can be a problem.
 
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if you're talking about it at school and doing furry things when you are around other people that can be a problem.

I don't really talk about it, though my friends bring up stuff about it. Sometimes in school friends will ask me things like "Hey why did you change your fursona" and I get that look at people around me. :/ I was bullied a few times but they got caught and it stopped.
 

cobalt-blue

Member
Though people keep hating. Am I missing something?

There will always be haters, people that will always be put off by ANYTHING different or odd. They go around looking for others to put down in the false belief that by putting others down they are rising higher.
 
There will always be haters, people that will always be put off by ANYTHING different or odd. They go around looking for others to put down in the false belief that by putting others down they are rising higher.

True, very true actually.
 

Fallowfox

Are we moomin, or are we dancer?
"Whatever floats your boat." Is that not the philosophy adopted by the furry fandom? That mentality breeds the undesirable behavior that places furries on the lowest rung of the nerd hierarchy. Furries not only enable people to openly draw crude images of vore and pokemon BDSM, but they seem to encourage it. Not all of us reflect the stereotypes, but we are all responsible for them.

Secondly, I don't see it as some great injustice that people who fantasize about animal people are somewhat inaccurately portrayed by popular perception. It's a dumb hobby, and no one is entitled to absolute consideration based on it.

Thirdly, you appear to be very anti-popularity. Did you perhaps wear a lot of black lipstick and piercings in high school? I personally fitted in very well with my peers and was well-accepted. I guess I don't have the same bleeding-heart sentimentality towards outcasts that you do. Different perceptions from different people, I suppose.

Oh my gosh people are drawing crude images! D: whatever shall we do!? ...It's so trivial.

I didn't wear blacklipstick or piercings, in fact my school had a uniform so we all dressed exactly the same, my point is that pandering to popular perception or thinking inaccurate percpetions are fine if they describe people you don't like is a terrible philosophy. x3
 

Dreaming

Member
This is why I asked this, I've looked at surveys furries took and they seem to be against the stereotype. Though people keep hating. Am I missing something?
People like things to flame and mock, thus they like the negative stereotypes.
 

Judge Spear

Well-Known Member
I'm sure the nutfurs exist (pedos and zoos). I personally only see the regular idiots that give the fandom a bad name. Generally harmless law abiding joes, but just say some incredibly stupid shit. I had someone ask me if they could literally date a character I had as though she was real and I was her father. lolwut!? Check some of the old condemned threads around here...you'll find a few that greatly explain what I mean more than I could put in words.

So yeah, the stereotypes are technically true when speaking about a minuscule portion of the fandom. Not universal. Last I checked, I don't have Thor in my closet.

EDIT: I see White Suburban really likes that comic. But, who doesn't? You should sig it. :3
 

Calemeyr

Vere Adeptus
The nuts exist in every fandom. Anime has creepy loli hentai, but that's kept undergrond. Here you have nut furs out in the open saying, "hiya, I'm a zoophile babyfur! No fursecuting comments plz." I don't get that. Even with the hugbox, why should all this be so open?
 

ZerX

not a furry
Turn ons
Some things that turn me on are, watersports, fursuits, cute furrys, and plushies.

Turn offs
Humans

Ideal partner
Someone who lives in there fursuit 24/7 and never shows there human body.


Haha furries
 

Calemeyr

Vere Adeptus
Turn ons
Some things that turn me on are, watersports, fursuits, cute furrys, and plushies.

Turn offs
Humans

Ideal partner
Someone who lives in there fursuit 24/7 and never shows there human body.


Haha furries
You got that from mainsite didn't you :/
Sometimes I wonder if FA needs an 18 or older entrance page.
 
I'm sure the nutfurs exist (pedos and zoos). I personally only see the regular idiots that give the fandom a bad name. Generally harmless law abiding joes, but just say some incredibly stupid shit. I had someone ask me if they could literally date a character I had as though she was real and I was her father. lolwut!? Check some of the old condemned threads around here...you'll find a few that greatly explain what I mean more than I could put in words.

So yeah, the stereotypes are technically true when speaking about a minuscule portion of the fandom. Not universal. Last I checked, I don't have Thor in my closet.

EDIT: I see White Suburban really likes that comic. But, who doesn't? You should sig it. :3

I guess some furries are like that, but what fandom doesn't have idiots? I understand the furry fandom a little more now, it just has a bad rep that will probably never go away.


Turn ons
Some things that turn me on are, watersports, fursuits, cute furrys, and plushies.

Turn offs
Humans

Ideal partner
Someone who lives in there fursuit 24/7 and never shows there human body.


Haha furries

I once had someone ask me what my fetish was on YouTube, but I think he was just trolling.
 
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