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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: 570 41.7%
  • Only other furries know

    Votes: 584 42.8%

  • Total voters
    1,366

Kluuvdar

Supreme Grocer
I wear my foxhat everywhere, so people that know what furries are usually ask "Are you a furry?" and I respond "Yes." and they're like "Cool!".

End of story.
 

Rexxie

New Member
I don't go out of my way to tell people.
If they happen to see that I'm posting on sites like this
or I'm drawing my character, I'll honestly tell them.
I'm not ashamed and I have nothing to hide.
 

HanaKitty

Beginner Fursuiter
I'm not secretive at all. My friends love the fact that I'm a furry, and a couple of my friends even asked for fursuits! It's a way to express my creativity to the world, and the fact that I love to play gives me a great personality for fursuits! If someone sees me wearing a fursuit, they'll usually come up and say hi, and if someone asks I'll tell them.
 

Earth Rio

It isn't butter?!
I voted 'Only other furries know', which is nearly true, but my best friend, who is a goth/brony, knows as well.
 

Fallowfox

Are we moomin, or are we dancer?
Since a couple of my friends make derrogatory comments about furries in passing I've told almost nobody. When I told my ex the response was 'a furby?', so I've been careful to resist embarrassing conversations like that since. x3
 

kman

New Member
I don't know any other furs irl, and haven't made any friends through FA or anything yet either, so in-a-sense nobody I personally know, knows.

If that changes in any way, new friends, etc, so be it.
 

Kyash-tyur

New Member
For me, it's mostly a personal thing: I like the art and other media, and might someday get into fursuit shenanigans, but in any case, it would be only my closest friends and other furries like on FA. I feel that when I start getting into the professional world, keeping my furry identity under wraps would be the most rational path.
 

Fallowfox

Are we moomin, or are we dancer?
I don't know any other furs irl, and haven't made any friends through FA or anything yet either, so in-a-sense nobody I personally know, knows.

If that changes in any way, new friends, etc, so be it.

I think it's likely you'll find other furries in real life, if you look for them. I'd been furry a long whilr and had thought I was the only one within my area, but recently discovered another furry in real life, who told me there were many more.
 

WhiteSuburban

OhgodIneedhugs
I've noticed people who wear fursuits, then again, anyone would notice in the first week of being on FA. Anyways,
If you in a fursuit at home or convention that is doing fursuits, that is fine, but your going to wear a fursuit and take pictures of you holding bags of dog food or Frisbees in your mouth at pet smart, you might be over doing it.
 

Midnight-Shadow

Shadow-warrior
I used to be very secretive about it before I knew that there even was a furry fandom. Before that, I just thought I was very very strange for liking cartoon animals. Now though, I don't care who knows that I am a furry, but I don't go shouting it from the rooftops either.
 

Anubite

That White Guy
I tell my online friends who, some of which are furries, only about 4 know in real life at this point. Its just a hobby, but it is still not something i feel people need to know. Too many people with bad assumptions about this fandom and im not willing to explain to them how its not that bad.
 

Armaetus

Nazis, Communists and Antifa don't belong on FA
I am not secretive about it but I don't go around telling everyone I meet, especially strangers.
 

Zyclonicide

That Damn Little Monster
Personally, I never really found a reason to hide it. My mom knew I had fursuits, and usually always begged me to wear it during halloween to give candy out.

As long as people aren't seedy or overly pervy with it, I think people would accept it a bit easier.
 

Fallowfox

Are we moomin, or are we dancer?
Personally, I never really found a reason to hide it. My mom knew I had fursuits, and usually always begged me to wear it during halloween to give candy out.

As long as people aren't seedy or overly pervy with it, I think people would accept it a bit easier.

Commenting on your last sentence, a number of people I know who found about the furrydom, fully expected it to be sexualised and didn't care either; I think they found it more confusing that some furries were adament this was not the case- a response like 'People dressing up as animals...and then not having sex? That is so twisted.'
 

GrayThylacine

New Member
I mostly keep it to myself for the most part. I was made fun of at school when I first started out so I kept it to just me and one or two other people. I now don't mind telling people if they asked me straight up.
 

WanderingFox

Future Cho Oyu Summiteer
I haven't ever told anyone. In general, the subject has come up in a few conversations where the conversation generally points to the worst stereotypes of the fandom, so I really don't feel the need to reveal it to anyone since I'm a pussy that's sensitive to criticism due to social problems. Maybe one day I'll grow a pair and offer up that the stereotypes don't apply to everyone, including me.
 

KigRatel

Colaholic
I just told a few friends of mine I was a Furry. I had no prior intention to, I was just asked a question that I couldn't give any other answer to without looking like some kind of maniac. They seemed pretty cool with it.
 

Gruenesleeves

Hopefully I don't run out of r
Nobody knows but other furries. I don't tell my local friends because they all seem to assume that "furry" is synonymous to "dog-fucker". That's basically the reason, anyway.
 

Izzura

New Member
I'm not secretive at all about it, and I've had no problem at all with people about it. Most of the people that bother to say anything about it to me say it's cool or say they find the fandom interesting. Otherwise, nothing's ever been said to me about it.
 

Butters Shikkon

Patron Saint of Queers
I can honestly say no one has ever asked me if I was or not. So I guess only online ppl would know. I mean, my friends know I enjoy furry but they don't think anything of it, mind you I'm a lightweight furry anyway-so I don't really do the con or fursuit thing. I suppose if anyone did ask I'd them them. There's no shame in it to me.
 

CoolSilver

Silver/Grey Wolf
I mentioned to a few people I went to Anthrocon. Which spread to a few more. Most thought it was cool only a couple were making jokes about seeing "freaky" stuff.

Some my friends know. My family... eh they know I go to anime cons and that is as far as they need to know. I'll go fursuiting once I move into my own place again sometime.
 
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