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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
I dare anyone who is secretive about being a furry to tell 3 of their friends at some point. Not all at the same time, just one on one if you can. I'm pretty sure you'll be surprised by their reactions.

edit: This becomes void if you mention yiff...
 
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Evandeskunk

Mush on a misson
I was at the japanese club during lunch and I heard somebody say they were a furry. Then I heard furfag. Stupid furry...
 

Zenia

Well-Known Member
I am not secretive at all about it. I was telling my boss about some of the commissions I have done so far (only clean ones so far) and she was a little confused about what it was, so I made a little doodle like this to explain. She thought it was great.
 

Paraducks

Possibly non GMO certified
I guess I'm fairly secretive about it. I mean only my furry friends know. Well, that and my family. OH! And my high school friends know. Also my old non furry gaming group knows. My boss at my last job knew. Oh, and occasionally I'd tell just any random person if I felt like it or it was appropriate.
In fact most people know because it's JUST A DAMN HOBBY.

Srlsy.
 

fuzzykittn

New Member
Meh, it's not like I hide it or anything, but I don't go around telling everyone. Just like 99.9% of things, if someone asks, they get an honest answer, if they don't, they never know.
 

Odd

Wut.
As someone who isn't, but keeps crowd with self-identified types, I only have to ask; Why, is there something you DON'T want me to know?
 

Glacierwulf

Eater of pies.
It's not really a big part of my life so I don't think to mention it to someone. It's a hobby. I go to a few cons, I draw some art occasionally, and I'm currently trying my hand at fursuiting, though I doubt my friends would care as I'm always doing artsy things. They'd just assume it's one of my many experiments, like teaching my cat to punch people, clicker training ftw!
 
It's not really a big part of my life so I don't think to mention it to someone. It's a hobby. I go to a few cons, I draw some art occasionally, and I'm currently trying my hand at fursuiting, though I doubt my friends would care as I'm always doing artsy things. They'd just assume it's one of my many experiments, like teaching my cat to punch people, clicker training ftw!

You go to cons, draw art, and make fursuits, but you don't consider it a big part of your life? :p
 

Glacierwulf

Eater of pies.
You go to cons, draw art, and make fursuits, but you don't consider it a big part of your life? :p

Of course, I do other things aside from furry that takes up the other 85% of the year. A weekend at a con and a few minutes when the mood strikes me drawing doesn't take up a lot of time. I will admit that I spend a bit more time with the fursuits, but I've only made 1 1/2 so far, but it's still not more than 2-3 hours depending on how my Muse feels a week. So no, it's not a big part of my life. I should rephrase that "I've been to a few cons", is what I should have wrote. I don't usually hit up more than 1-2 cons a year, gotta fund my gaming habit.
 
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FancySkunk

Quite.
I'm definitely secretive about being a furry (see: using a different browser for furry-related things, and not keeping an internet history). It's not so much a matter of being embarrassed, but more of a product of the fact that I'm generally a private person (my facebook didn't have a picture of me on it, even when I personally knew every one of the friends I had on it; I didn't give out my last name anywhere online for years).

I dare anyone who is secretive about being a furry to tell 3 of their friends at some point. Not all at the same time, just one on one if you can. I'm pretty sure you'll be surprised by their reactions.

edit: This becomes void if you mention yiff...
Yeah, no. The vast majority of my friends are, like me, the kind of people who spend a ton of time on the internet. It's not like I'd have the opportunity to frame exactly what a furry is to me, as they have preconceived notions. Most of them are fully aware that some people dress up in animal suits and then fuck each other/masturbate to feral porn/whatever else 4chan says is a common furry passtime, and will assume that I either do or want to do such things. Frankly, I just don't feel like having a moment anywhere near as awkward as that.

Note: I don't blame the fandom for any of this. I blame human nature (the "worst" people in any one group are almost always going to be assumed to be the standard by most people).
 

Ash

That Gamer Kid
All my friends know i'm that guy, and they love me cause of it.

My parents on the other hand, think im gay and ride my ass because of it. but im not... Still aggrevates the shit out of me.
 

lostfoxeh

No! I must Dance
it is not something I hide or share. Anyone that stay around will notice most of my art is of animals. Those who are passing by might not notice a thing. Furry isn't something I really think about anymore. If I ever did have someone say something I just yell back "you ain't got no pancake mix" and they walk way bewildered after that.
 
Yeah, no. The vast majority of my friends are, like me, the kind of people who spend a ton of time on the internet. It's not like I'd have the opportunity to frame exactly what a furry is to me, as they have preconceived notions. Most of them are fully aware that some people dress up in animal suits and then fuck each other/masturbate to feral porn/whatever else 4chan says is a common furry passtime, and will assume that I either do or want to do such things. Frankly, I just don't feel like having a moment anywhere near as awkward as that.

Note: I don't blame the fandom for any of this. I blame human nature (the "worst" people in any one group are almost always going to be assumed to be the standard by most people).

hahah. But that's their own problem. Once your friends know you're a furry you'll have the opportunity to change their opinion. In all honesty I've had some people with that same idea about furries, but since they've known me for a while I was able to change their opinion.

Also 4chan is the root of all evil.
 

Velystord

Bloodsail Admiral
Once in a while ill feel a friend out about certain things to see what he/she thinks on certain subjects to see if i should be armed or not if i decide to tell them but for the most part i just tell them if it comes up in conversation. Also its very fun to go down the highway and have somewhere far away to go and to feel out a friend or to tell them mainly cause you will have enough time to tell them the way things are and they wont try anything stupid when your going 90 mph. I'm always the driver because i just like my truck. Took a friend to a thing called Demise Con ( http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Demise-Earthen-Ring/211490078357 http://demise-earthenring.org/ ) and at mile 50 of a 400 mile trip fur came into conversation and i told him and spent the rest of the 350 mile trip explaining it and the 400 miles back but in the end now hes cool about it and i was suited up one night after getting one ready and he came over and commented on it several times and that was it.
 

Foxlink

Enjoying a new Mac Pro!!
only my wife and a few select friends know... And I find it better that way, simply because my family is going through enough RL drama as is, I don't want to add to it.
 

Gillie

Member
I'm not secretive about it, but I don't tell people about it either. If we're speaking about hobbies or interests I'll bring it up, but I won't just say "Hey I'm a Furry you know"
People most often question me about it when they look through my sketchbook, which has a lot of animal and anthro art. If they bring that up, then I'd speak to them a bit about it.
 

Journey

PEEPS!
I'm not really secritive about it though I'm not really screaming furry pride either. It's a hobby not a religion. I think me telling people I'm bi has a bigger impact. also all the negative things most furries say they had to deal with I've never really incounted personaly and I've known about the fandom for at least 5 years now. Every ones been real cool about it and just see me as being really creative.
 
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