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It Seems Like Sexuality is a Big Part of Furry

Toshabi

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Damn check out Toshabi fancy pants. Why the posh threads? I don't think I wore anything other than sandals all through undergrad.

I just got off of work and had to go straight to college to turn in some transcripts. I try to dress like a slob whenever I can, don't let that picture fool you into thinking otherwise. >:[

Hey Tosh, don't let us furries see your leg, we'll get bad ideas. :3c

Teal, if you're involved, it's not a bad idea.

Hehe, naw. I've seen bronies act worse and they werent legitimately retarded.


Assuming bronies and furries aren't the same exact breed of neck-bearded man children.

I hope you know, I am going to do things to your cropped body.

Check your inbox for a full body shot.
 

mpFAF

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@Hybrid Persona
I didn't mean to start a "what is furry" discussion. I actually finished writing the below post before I saw you came back to the thread, so I'm going to post it.

Anyway, can you clarify what you mean by "a lot of its appeal lies in physical form"? What's the significance of this appeal?

You seem to be saying that being "a furry" is important in some people's lives, yet I'm not exactly understanding why you think that.

@mpFAF Why do you think furries are defined as being attracted to anthropomorphic characters? You can like the character, but it's not exactly an orientation. Are you saying furries are not attracted to humans?


And Therians aren't really animals. I don't buy that at least. It's more like wishful thinking in my book. I mean, if someone made changes to be more like the animal they identified as I simply could not see that working out. Unless of course they found someone who shared the same ideation.


You're explaining things clearly, but your definitions don't seem accurate. I know it's late, but I just wanted to point that out.


Over time, I just came up with this framework of definitions, comparisons and scenarios as a way to try to understand myself.


I could use a different word, instead of "furry", to describe someone who is attracted to non-human, anthropomorphic characters. When I said that someone who is 100% furry is not attracted to humans, I meant that someone who is 100% furry *by the definition I presented* is not attracted to humans. That doesn't mean I am saying that everyone who calls him or herself a furry is not attracted to humans.


And as for therians, this goes back to what I said before. If someone insists that they're a different species in a human body, how do you argue with that? I've met people before who insisted they were not truly human. Other therians aren't as... severe. Some, for instance, just like the thought of being a different species or sometimes see a different species as their self image. For instance, when I feel secure and comfortable and can let my guard down, I tend to see my self image as a wolf-like being. And to show off that side of myself, I don't need any surgery or anything like that. It wouldn't even look good anyway. If I want to look how I feel, I just get in a fursuit. Simple, right? So, you're right. Therians aren't animals. Biologically, they're humans. They just identify as non-human beings to some extent, and that's what furries find attractive. I don't know if I would call this "wishful thinking" per se. Maybe I would call it "roleplaying". The transgender comparison only goes so far with therians, really, because transgender deals with two things, male or female, whereas therians have an infinitude of possible ideal physical forms. But I'd like to engender (no pun intended) among therians the same kind of legitimacy that exists for transgendered people because the basic experience of being transgender and therian seem so similar. I guess what it comes down to is that therians might seem silly to the rest of the world, but it's important in their own lives.
 

Teal

Squirrel
Hey I'm technically part brony and part furry. And I see that pony avatar and you are on a furry website. Let's make abominations!
YES

And as for therians, this goes back to what I said before. If someone insists that they're a different species in a human body, how do you argue with that? I've met people before who insisted they were not truly human. Other therians aren't as... severe. Some, for instance, just like the thought of being a different species or sometimes see a different species as their self image. For instance, when I feel secure and comfortable and can let my guard down, I tend to see my self image as a wolf-like being. And to show off that side of myself, I don't need any surgery or anything like that. It wouldn't even look good anyway. If I want to look how I feel, I just get in a fursuit. Simple, right? So, you're right. Therians aren't animals. Biologically, they're humans. They just identify as non-human beings to some extent, and that's what furries find attractive. I don't know if I would call this "wishful thinking" per se. Maybe I would call it "roleplaying". The transgender comparison only goes so far with therians, really, because transgender deals with two things, male or female, whereas therians have an infinitude of possible ideal physical forms. But I'd like to engender (no pun intended) among therians the same kind of legitimacy that exists for transgendered people because the basic experience of being transgender and therian seem so similar. I guess what it comes down to is that therians might seem silly to the rest of the world, but it's important in their own lives.
Male and female exist. Humanoid wolves do not.
Still ignoring almost everyone's posts, huh?
 

Hybrid Persona

Submit to the blue.
I didn't have an affinity for anthropomorphic animals straight from the womb. Guess I'm not a furry.

I guess I'm not a furry then.
I've liked anime for as long as I can remember, I guess that's my sexual orientation/religion/some other thing.
If someone was only attracted to anime characters is that their orientation?

A furry is someone who likes anthropomorphic animals. If they want to take "liking" further than that then it's their business.

Every fandom has sexuality in it.
Tosh was just eavesdropping on some Doctor Who fans talking about if the Doctor could do another version of himself.
Furries just like to wave their porn in everyone's faces.
Wait, so you guys are telling me that you all DIDN'T care for anthros until a certain time in your life?
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We're not talking about sexual orientation. Or Anime. That's a terrible example. Do I need to tell you why?

What about feral forms? They're hardly anthro.

Yeah, but those are the fringe and you know it. Every fandom has sexuality, sure. But I know that the sexuality in this fandom is incredibly prominent. Just google furry art FFS. That's as general a search term as you can get. But I'm NOT saying that there isn't anything else other than sexuality in this fandom. Not at all.
 
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Teal

Squirrel
Wait, so you guys are telling me that you all DIDN'T care for anthros until a certain time in your life?
I thought you were talking about your weird furry orientation. (which is how it was phrased, you could have replaced "furry" with "gay")
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We're not talking about sexual orientation. Or Anime. That's a terrible example. Do I need to tell you why?
The way you're praising things makes it seem like an orientation and also makes anime fit.

What about feral forms? They're hardly anthro.
We're giving animals human traits, which could be done with cars, the weather, numbers, shapes.

Yeah, but those are the fringe and you know it. Every fandom has sexuality, sure. But I know that the sexuality in this fandom is incredibly prominent. Just google furry art FFS. That's as general a search term as you can get. But I'm NOT saying that there isn't anything else other than sexuality in this fandom. Not at all.
Anime search brings up more porn than furry search (more male on male with furry though).

Furry fandom isn't the only one to complain about it's image and sex. Don't think we're special.
 

Hybrid Persona

Submit to the blue.
Anime search brings up more porn than furry search (more male on male with furry though).

Furry fandom isn't the only one to complain about it's image and sex. Don't think we're special.
I googled Anime and it was a mixed bag. A lot of females depicted but at the same time, a whole lot of them were not depicted in a sexual manner. That's the thing though. With furries, it's a lot about physical form. But Anime is merely an art style and can be used to convey anything from a pencil to eyes to a car to a vagina.

And I'm not complaining. It is what it is, honestly. I just find it interesting that it's hard to be into the furry fandom while avoiding the sexual side of it. I thought I could be active in the fandom and easily avoid it myself but after not even a little while, I kinda got sucked in too.
 
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Teal

Squirrel
I googled Anime and it was a mixed bag. A lot of females depicted but at the same time, a whole lot of them were not depicted in a sexual manner. That's the thing though. With furries, it's a lot about physical form. But Anime is merely an art style and can be used to convey anything from a pencil to eyes to a car to a vagina.

And I'm not complaining. It is what it is, honestly. I just find it interesting that it's hard to be into the furry fandom while avoiding the sexual side of it. I thought I could be active in the fandom and easily avoid it myself but after not even a little while, I kinda got sucked in too.
It's avoidable to a degree in any fandom.
Some people claim to only be attracted to humans as depicted in anime.


Hey mpFAF is banned, could he have been he who must not be named?
 

Punnchy

Feed Me Pizza
Fangirls are the scariest thing ever. There are two at my university that see fit to make a fan-fiction out of my life. It is a tortuous occurrence....


But you gotta love all the OTP's that fangirls come up with, and how vivaciously they'll defend them against other OTP's.
 

Distorted

Active Member
But you gotta love all the OTP's that fangirls come up with, and how vivaciously they'll defend them against other OTP's.

They're delusional, hysterical, and just downright terrifying. I don't know where it comes from. When they see something pertaining to their object of infactuation, the very air changes. The rooom becomes filled with this noxious energy of excitement and desire. Then they go into a frenzied state that distorts their reality and turns everyone and everything into a deep dark fantasy that rises from the depths of their deeply disturbed minds....
 

Aulendra

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I think that a lot of people really are in it for just the adult aspect, which has snowballed until it truly became a big part of what the fandom is about.

Personally adult stuff and furries really aren't for me, and I just like the fantasy and roleplaying aspect of it. While every fandom has its mature fans, and is entitled to, I wish the furry fandom was a bit less focused on sex as a whole. It's just annoying to wade through adult stuff to find what you're looking for in G rated form. (For example, squeaky clean stories and RP.)
 

BennyBunnycorn

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*Facepaw* No... Yes, there are fans who are into it, but that is not what "Furry" is as a whole. I don't consider anything that is optional to be a "big part" of a fandom.
 

DarkShadow777

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I guess that this is just like every other fandom around... Starts with normal stuff, and then the porn begins... I don't know if there are reverse cases in which the fandom starts with porn and then it comes the overall fandom...

I'm talking about the fandom itself, not the fans... I need to be honest, I enjoy furry porn, and I draw it (very poorly but well... it's time to get some aid from Andre Loomis XD), but I really love when an artist comes with something appealing that is not porn, or nice enticing stories... Just that... the rest of the fandom seems a bit extreme from my point of view. (fursuits, thinking you are an animal and such, and all the fetishes that exceedes my taste, like diapers, cubs -a furry equivalent for me of loli or shota :S- and all scat and gore...)

Probably is that maybe all the scandal behind furry fandom is that the fans that are too extreme shows off really more than others... I'm not really sure, in anime fandom many people complain about the so called "otakus" and such... Seems that every fandom has people that is just there to show off...
 

Toshabi

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*Facepaw* No... Yes, there are fans who are into it, but that is not what "Furry" is as a whole. I don't consider anything that is optional to be a "big part" of a fandom.


But when there are so many websites dedicated to the porn of it, when the porn gets the most views and favs, when conventions have billboards posted for after dark meetings; when all these are taken into consideration, it's no wonder why someone would be so inclined to ask such a question.
 
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