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Is furry a thing you are secretive about?

How secretive are you about being a furry?

  • Everyone Knows

    Votes: 78 5.7%
  • Most people know

    Votes: 168 12.3%
  • Only family and friends

    Votes: 176 12.9%
  • You tell very few

    Votes: 571 41.8%
  • Only other furries know

    Votes: 584 42.7%

  • Total voters
    1,367

Heimdal

has a sexy learning disability
Even if you don't purr and growl and curl up like I do. I consider myself a lifestyler.

I think only the word "Jew" is a more complex definition for a person than "furry".

That's only because "furry" has never had a consistent definition.

And what's with being a furry lifestyler? Is whacking off to furry porn a lifestyle? ..because I know pretending you're an animal is just a fantasy. If fantasy has become a lifestyle, perhaps that life is worth re-evaluating.
 

CrazyLee

Biggest buttplug ever
Necro'd thread is aliveeeeee!!!!

I don't usually tell people that I'm a furry for various reasons.

1) they don't need to know what I fap to.
2) the fucks who make the fandom look bad and make me embarrased I'm associated with all you whores.
3) They really don't need to know.

The few people I DO tell are open-minded enough to not care, usually friends of mine who are gay/bi or such. One friend only knows because I dragged him to a furry event.

And my family doesn't know because if I explained it to them they still wouldn't get it.
 

Kenneth

Because **** you
Yeah, I keep it as my biggest secret. I don't want people to know that Wedgetail Eagles are my favouritwe animal and that I like cartoon animals.
 

Willow

FAF's #1 Terrorist
I agree with Fenrari. I do not see furry as a hobby, but more of a lifestyle. I mean, it is a subculture after all. There is more to it besides sex, at least i hope.
I can not fathom the amount of disappoint I feel right now reading this post
 

Commiecomrade

Maximum Awesome.
Yeah, I keep it as my biggest secret. I don't want people to know that Wedge-tail Eagles are my favorite animal and that I like cartoon animals.

Oh my God, you'd be the outcast of every social group you're in. Cartoon animals. WTF?!

Seriously, I told my parents in order to go to Antrhocon (stupid age) and they honestly didn't care. I mean, really, said something along the lines of "oh, that's cool" and dropped it. I found it hilarious from how easy it was.
 

_Zero_

Member
The only people I really would tell without them asking are close friends...But if someone asked I would tell.
 

maria-mar

Member
That's only because "furry" has never had a consistent definition.

And what's with being a furry lifestyler? Is whacking off to furry porn a lifestyle? ..because I know pretending you're an animal is just a fantasy. If fantasy has become a lifestyle, perhaps that life is worth re-evaluating.

There is more to furry than porn or pretending you're an animal. Look it up.
 

Forrest Vulpes

New Member
I tell only a small number of people. I first told my best friend, he likes me no matter what im in to :) then I told my parents, so I could go to cons and get a fursuit (im 14) then my mom told my grandfather. He lives in Pittsburgh so he knows about furries from Anthrocon. He thinks the whole thing is strang but oh well. Ive been wanting to tell my other very close friend, but he isnt "as" open as my best friend.
 

Heimdal

has a sexy learning disability
There is more to furry than porn or pretending you're an animal. Look it up.

If you're referring to Therian, Otherkin, and people who believe they're Were-creatures, that all fits under "fantasy" too.

I did look it up, and that's what I found for furry lifestylers (that wasn't stupidly vague.) So porn and fantasy. Is kind of sad, really.
Frankly, if you're not into those, I have trouble finding any solid enough reasoning to call yourself a furry lifestyler at all (as opposed to something more direct and appropriate), except that you just 'want to'.
 

Chaotic_Soma

New Member
Meh I'm cat-like everyone knows that my group we don't label, I'm called furry by the other two Fur's in the group but otherwise I'm just Daniel though everyone pretty much knows hahah the other day my friends Ashleigh had specifically bought me a ball of yar to play with, Her kitten and I had a ball!
 

ThreeDawg

I-(Jailbroken)Padder
No one, except all of you at the moment, know. But once I get that voicecast of mine up, EVERYONE will know. ^^
 

Trance

Likes blueberries?
I tell only a small number of people. I first told my best friend, he likes me no matter what im in to :) then I told my parents, so I could go to cons and get a fursuit (im 14) then my mom told my grandfather. He lives in Pittsburgh so he knows about furries from Anthrocon. He thinks the whole thing is strang but oh well. Ive been wanting to tell my other very close friend, but he isnt "as" open as my best friend.

It's too bad not all of us have it this well.
 

Villefort

Booty Plunderer
Only people that ask, I don't make it a habit of telling people.
Which, come to think of it, would be quite circumstantial.
 

Willow

FAF's #1 Terrorist
Furry is not really a lifestyle? Being gay is a lifestyle.

Are there lifestyle aspects to it, yes, but it's really a complex hobby I guess you could say.
But to say it's more of a lifestyle...not really
 

Fenrari

Prince of Wolves
Furry is not really a lifestyle? Being gay is a lifestyle.

Are there lifestyle aspects to it, yes, but it's really a complex hobby I guess you could say.
But to say it's more of a lifestyle...not really

Furry breaks traditional labeling boundaries because of it's multi-faceted nature. You would be correct to call it anything from Free-form art, to copyright infringement (think of the bazillion pokemorphs out there that don't credit Nintendo), fetishes, music, and a degree a sub-culture. It's all how much you want to dive into it. The concepts of anthropomorphism have existed as long as humans have so to say the least it's had it's share of evolutions as well.

I'd be willing to consider furry as a lifestyle. It's a bit of a long-stretch I realize, but some people can make their livelihoods completely off of it. Some people's lives quite literally revolve around it...
 

Willow

FAF's #1 Terrorist
Furry breaks traditional labeling boundaries because of it's multi-faceted nature. You would be correct to call it anything from Free-form art, to copyright infringement (think of the bazillion pokemorphs out there that don't credit Nintendo), fetishes, music, and a degree a sub-culture. It's all how much you want to dive into it. The concepts of anthropomorphism have existed as long as humans have so to say the least it's had it's share of evolutions as well.

I'd be willing to consider furry as a lifestyle. It's a bit of a long-stretch I realize, but some people can make their livelihoods completely off of it. Some people's lives quite literally revolve around it...
I could say the same thing about the anime community though
 

Fenrari

Prince of Wolves
I could say the same thing about the anime community though

and in that I guess I see your distinction. Anime/Otaku/Weeabo culture probably has individuals that take it just as hardcore.

I defer to your wisdom as if I can't really formulate any distinctions between the two groups after a certain point either...
 

Otto042

Member
and in that I guess I see your distinction. Anime/Otaku/Weeabo culture probably has individuals that take it just as hardcore.

I defer to your wisdom as if I can't really formulate any distinctions between the two groups after a certain point either...

I'd say this can be applied to literally every facet of modern living.

For example: I am an avid cyclist. I'm averaging about 70 miles ridden a week and I have nearly $1600 sank into my bike and gear. For me, its a hobby... However, I ride with a few people who drive all over the east coast, go to meets, tours, races and even ride for sponsorship. Over the many years they put into riding, they are probably 20k+ deep. Those people have made it a lifestyle.

I guess my point is no matter what you do in life, there is ALWAYS the next level up. If you make it to that level, then you probably make money off of it, or spend a small fortune on it...

Now what was this topic again?... oh... Yeah for me this is a hobby. I pretty much keep it to my self because most of my friends at school or my co-workers wouldn't get it, or if they know about it, its typically a bad experience thanks to 4chan. But I do my part and defend it when it comes up. I get a few weird looks but I love to try and get people to see things from the other perspective.

Edit** also, did anyone else notice the % counts are off for the poll? there is like over 120%...
 
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Nyloc

Evil villain
Sadly, yes.
 

yakuzabadger

its the point of no return
agreed but no one askes so no one other then other furries on the internet know but when i tell some one i let them know i just draw the art and enjoy yiff cause thats the hieght of my furrydom
 
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