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Are the furry stereotypes true?

AlexStone

Member
I guess that depends because someone will always fit the stereotypes. However, the media likes to represent furries as people who are always in costume wanting to have sex through costumes and who like furpiles maybe as someone into be*st*ality (eww).

There are some out there things like someone said in an earlier post, but its just a small portion.

The majority of the fandom is not out there. In every fandom you will have people who are out there and those are usually the ones that grab media attention because the media thrives on sensationalism.
 
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ZerX

not a furry
I'm a gay furry. I'm not attracted to guys unless they're in a furry suit. I want to be a real fox, not just a guy in a suit, for sexual reasons. Last night I was fantisizing about being a gay fox with a boyfriend, which I then propose to. I look at gay furry art everyday. I would do anything to be a fox with a fox boyfriend

loled hard at this one. awesome
 

KigRatel

Colaholic
To be honest I think the reason of this is because the majority of furries are in their 20's or even younger, and let's face it, you know how college kids can be when it comes to sex.

Age is not a good excuse for perversion. The way I see it, if someone is perverted, it's because they're perverted, not because they're X years old.
 
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Nadrick

The Key Master
i second this, im only 19 and im not looking to go screw around in a fursuit or anything really,

i find being a furry fun and i honestly just enjoy the people and the community :)

sadly sterotypes have had a negative on me, i lost friends who i told i was a furry because they thought all i did was watch porn and hump in a weird suit all day and they did not wanna be associated with me because of it :(
 

Echo Wolf

Active Member
No and a bit of yes at the same time. There are people who fit perfectly into stereotypes but those people don't make up a majority of the fandom. The problem with furry is that the sexual aspect has been blown way out of proportion basically since it's inception. I believe these stereotypes to be more prevalent because of how furries react when someone accuses them of these things. They tend to get very defensive and act as though any mention of anything negative means that person is out to hurt them and the fandom. This causes them to lash out at them which in turn causes people to have negative feelings towards furries. This fandom would be much better if people would just learn to stay levelheaded and not act like everyone is out to get them. Every fandom faces stereotypes but furries are easily one of the worst at handling them. The best way I have ever heard anyone describe furry was as an interest in cartoon animals and they just kept it at that. All to often I see furries explaining what furry is by getting defensive and then mentioning how it's not about sex; guess what that makes people think it's about sex. It's things like that that perpetuate these stereotypes.

TLDNR: Stereotypes about furries are probably more believed than in any other fandom because most furries don't know how to keep their mouths shut and not to go on a Crusade every time someone badmouths the fandom.
 

Batty Krueger

DJ Nailbunny
Being a fursuiter I find it highly offensive about the whole "you have a suit therefor you must fuck in it" attitude. Fuck you, and fuck your theories.
 

Echo Wolf

Active Member
Being a fursuiter I find it highly offensive about the whole "you have a suit therefor you must fuck in it" attitude. Fuck you, and fuck your theories.

It's understandable to be pissed off when your placed in a group, Lord knows I hate being stereotyped as a gay neckbeard, but the thing is lashing out at them isn't really the answer, if anything it just makes it worse. I've heard many times were people were actually wondering about what furry is and when they ask about sexual stuff, like murrsuits, they got yelled at or the furry explaining gets defensive and, way more often then it should happen, belligerent. Newsflash that makes it out like you have something to hide. Sometimes its best to just get a thicker skin about all these things, yeah it sucks but yelling at someone is just going to make it worse. It's best just to calmly explain what furry is rather than what it isn't and if someone asks if you fuck in a suit for the love of God don't take it as a personal insult and start becoming verbally abusive. I've heard this happening many times before and it's because of things of that nature that people hate us.
 

DW_

memes, you say?
I've heard many times were people were actually wondering about what furry is and when they ask about sexual stuff, like murrsuits, they got yelled at or the furry explaining gets defensive and, way more often then it should happen, belligerent,

I think that's more to do with the tone of the person asking the question than anything. More often than not, I've heard non-furries who ask these kinds of questions also ask the furry in question whether they do those things. Natural assumption based on all the drama surrounding the fandom leads to some pretty bad reactions.

Luckily I live in a province that seems to house a LOT of furries (Ye Olde Ontario), so not a lot of people here really care what I do in my spare time.
 
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Fallowfox

Are we moomin, or are we dancer?
Age is not a good excuse for perversion. The way I see it, if someone is perverted, it's because they're perverted, not because they're X years old.

Age may well be a factor because labido and social environment do vary with age.

I disagree both with the assertion that 'Group x likes kinky sex because they're in their 20's,' and 'Group x likes kinky sex because they're perverts,', I think these are both too generalised and over simplified.
 

Echo Wolf

Active Member
I think that's more to do with the tone of the person asking the question than anything. More often than not, I've heard non-furries who ask these kinds of questions also ask the furry in question whether they do those things. Natural assumption based on all the drama surrounding the fandom leads to some pretty bad reactions.

I suppose that's true and I can see how furries can take it as an insult when people assume that they might do these things. Yet it is more important to not take these things seriously and not let your emotions get out of control for two reasons. The first being that the person could be honestly curious about what the fandom does and doesn't do and yelling at them or getting an attitude over this subject makes it seem like you have something to hide and leaves a bad taste in their mouth about the fandom in general. The second being is that if someone is just trying to get a reaction out of you your giving it to them. I'm in firm belief that whenever anyone asks about the topic of sex and the furry fandom it's best to play it off as a joke and not take it seriously at all; don't answer the question but instead laugh at it and point out how ridiculous that notion is.
 

Bipolar Bear

Phallus Fellater
Unfortunately, some of them are. I do see a lot of people with Fox Fursonas being complete sluts, and Furries with Wolf Fursonas being Linkin Park-listening Loners. But in every fandom and online community, there's always that one guy whose going to bust one particular stereotype wide open. l=/
 

Fallowfox

Are we moomin, or are we dancer?
Unfortunately, some of them are. I do see a lot of people with Fox Fursonas being complete sluts, and Furries with Wolf Fursonas being Linkin Park-listening Loners. But in every fandom and online community, there's always that one guy whose going to bust one particular stereotype wide open. l=/

and don't forget the flamboyant homosexuals. x3
 

DW_

memes, you say?
Unfortunately, some of them are. I do see a lot of people with Fox Fursonas being complete sluts, and Furries with Wolf Fursonas being Linkin Park-listening Loners. But in every fandom and online community, there's always that one guy whose going to bust one particular stereotype wide open. l=/

Hey, I hate Linkin Park. :mad: It's REAL metal or nothing for me.

(Yes I'm somewhat of a loner but that isn't really by choice -- all my friends live over two clicks away and I have precisely $0 to go over most of the time.)
 
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Batty Krueger

DJ Nailbunny
Lol linkin park call themselves 'nu-metal', whatever. Nu anything sucks
 
Ugh I'm sorry about not being here for awhile. I've been fairly busy. :/

Anyway, yes I'm aware that there are some furries are the like the stereotypes, but I was asking about the majority.

I've done some more research and I have to say, when people say the majority of furries are porn freaks is complete bullshit. There are tons of proof that furries aren't like that. :/

After a few things people said on here, I can see why people would think we're all like that. :/ But I know as a fact they aren't. :I
 

Xin_Chow

New Member
Every sterotype has some truth and with the furry famdom the "sterotypes" come from the people who could care less what people think and go out and openly share thier off color actions for all to see. And when the media gets involed it's all about getting people interested so they will stick around and watch. So, of course they are going to emphasize all of the "bizzare" aspects of the furry fandom. Nobody outside of the community really gives a crap about Joe Fox who sometimes puts on tail and goes to a convention. People love to hate things they don't understand and of course that means they will watch a Fox News Report on Furries Gone Wild but wouldn't even bat an eyelash towards an actual investigative report on the fandom and the mostly normal people who are apart of it. But, at the end of the day there is always going to be stigma towards the furs just for the fact that it is very strange that we pretend to be animals on the Internet and then go out and dress like our fursonas. That's just something we are all going to have to deal with.
 
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This guy is cracking me up.
 
Where was this posted? Complaints or something?

It was on dA. He said 90% of bronies and furries are creeps and into bestiality. So I disagreed with him and then I got this.
 

Alex~Kitfox

Pretentious
For the most part, no. I mean, it is a HUGE stereotype that all furries jack off to furry porn or dress up in fursuits every day of the week.

Which isn't true for a LARGE part of the fandom.

So, that's my answer.
 

Kaeko

peace keeping minx
if you mean that furs siti int here basements, are ALL fat overweight balding men and fap all day.

then no.

Im a young, thin female, that has no basement to fap in. XDDDDD but really. media just makes a mess out of everything for ratings and profit..
 
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