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parents/family who know you are furry AND DON'T CARE or are actually supportive

Beastcub

Member
okay so i see posts here all the time along the lines of "durr my family found out i am a furry and they hates me now" (though normally they effing got caught looking at yiff is why their family thinks they are freaks, not to mention half those people would probably get scolded for looking at normal pron)

and just a little while ago i wrote this response in another thread which is the totall opposite of ones family "disowning them" for being furry

"annatomically correct costumes make me D:

though oddly enough my mom finds the idea amusing o____O
she is living with me and has always been supportive of me and thinks nothing of me being furry, and i openly discuess furry things with her and brought up anatomically correct suits and she was like "what's the big deal? i can see why guys would find it amusing to have a fuzzy dong on the front of their costume"
....WTF MOM! DX "

my mom is cool with it, my sister is a totall furry and we do conventions together and she builds her own fursuits, all my brothers are cool with it and one even came to con in a fursuit with me. i have discussed with my mom how the fandom has a sexual side and her only comment was "be careful what you get into" and that was it.
the only negative is a mild one and that is my nephew, who loves my work and likes the look of some other makers fursuits (though would never ever wear one with the exception of Gir from invader zim) went with me to an anime con and there was a fursuit of creme from sonic and the person took the head off and it was dude inside, my nephew promptly turned away and whispered "i don't think i will ever get used to furries"...and frankly his response made me lol XD

any way, my point is, i am sure that not every one out there had close-minded families.

so lets hear it, tell some tales about how your family responded positivly to the fandom, who has siblings interested in the same stuff, who has parents who funded the materials for your fursuit?

lets hear something effing postive for a change!
 
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Stargazer Bleu

2b forgot is worse than death
Most of my family members if they knew i was a furry, Oh man i dont want to even think about it.
Some would be ok but most would flip. So nice to have a family thats suporting and understanding.
 
Nothing.
I have no past of it.
I am not sure if I can consider myself furry.
I do go to anime cons, though.
Never saw fursuits there, although I saw some very weird cosplays and costumes that made me laugh. Probably half of the people I know from the con know that I am in deep of the furries, but not doing naughty things. The proper response from them would be "What? Oh they! I knew there were some freaks out of it!".
In family? Nope. First I have to talk to a furry from my country. The only furry site here is ABANDONED(Gay and newfaggy), there were a bit of furries, one in the portal of the anime I lurk in. No response, it's like they all died. Until then, I am dead as well.
 

Erewolf

the ghost
No one gives a shit because I like to draw people who are also animals and maybe act like one from time to time. I'm kinda weird but no one gives a shit.

:D!
 

Foxstar

lol reggin
Anyone who thinks they need the support of family and friends in order to be happy in a fetish subculture needs help.
 

Erewolf

the ghost
I TOLD MY PARENTS ABOUT MY BDSM ADDICTION

THEY TOLD ME TO KEEP THAT TO MYSELF

WHY CAN'T THEY SEE IT'S HOW I WAS BORN?!? NO SUPPORT FOR ME )'''':
 

ToeClaws

PEBKAC exterminator
I wish I could contribute positively to that, but with my folks being almost seniors, they're not even comfortable with things like my being an agnostic pagan. With the turmoil that causes, I don't dare bring up being bi or being a fur. :p Somethings are best left unsaid.

Younger parents (ones my age or into their 40s) seem to be a lot more accepting of stuff like this. Seems to have to do with the shifting mindsets that happened when baby boomers (born 1944 to1964) gave way to generation X (born 1964 to 1979). Of course there's always exceptions to the rule, but for the most part, that seems to be what I've noticed.
 

CannonFodder

Resistance is futile! If 0 ohm
None of my family cares, my friends don't care. The only problem I ever had was a /b/tard friend, but he didn't care much, all he cared about was making sure I wasn't into cub or snuff or anything.
 

cheeriocheetah

Always Seeking Improvement
I find this particularly interesting because I just asked for the help of my costume-loving grandmother in building a suit. Perhaps it helps that my family has watched me draw animals since preschool, but regardless, I was oddly nervous to ask for assistance. I'm aware that it's just a hobby despite the hype, but I still hesitated (something to do with me being a college student with a penchant for cartoon animals and an interest in making a ridiculous costume I'll have perhaps 5 opportunities to wear amongst a crowd of the lowest rank in nerdom? Hmmm).

Anyway, the original point of my post (which I seem to have veered wildly away from) is that my family is fine with the fandom. This could be because they don't know much about it.
 

Ep1c_Pha1l

Furaffanity's Social Engineer
okay so i see posts here all the time along the lines of "durr my family found out i am a furry and they hates me now" (though normally they effing got caught looking at yiff is why their family thinks they are freaks, not to mention half those people would probably get scolded for looking at normal pron)

and just a little while ago i wrote this response in another thread which is the totall opposite of ones family "disowning them" for being furry

"annatomically correct costumes make me D:

though oddly enough my mom finds the idea amusing o____O
she is living with me and has always been supportive of me and thinks nothing of me being furry, and i openly discuess furry things with her and brought up anatomically correct suits and she was like "what's the big deal? i can see why guys would find it amusing to have a fuzzy dong on the front of their costume"
....WTF MOM! DX "

my mom is cool with it, my sister is a totall furry and we do conventions together and she builds her own fursuits, all my brothers are cool with it and one even came to con in a fursuit with me. i have discussed with my mom how the fandom has a sexual side and her only comment was "be careful what you get into" and that was it.
the only negative is a mild one and that is my nephew, who loves my work and likes the look of some other makers fursuits (though would never ever wear one with the exception of Gir from invader zim) went with me to an anime con and there was a fursuit of creme from sonic and the person took the head off and it was dude inside, my nephew promptly turned away and whispered "i don't think i will ever get used to furries"...and frankly his response made me lol XD

any way, my point is, i am sure that not every one out there had close-minded families.

so lets hear it, tell some tales about how your family responded positivly to the fandom, who has siblings interested in the same stuff, who has parents who funded the materials for your fursuit?

lets hear something effing postive for a change!


You lucky bitch... I'm not into the fur suiting, but if my mom EVER found out I was a furry, The shit would hit the fan.

And, I've only told one person in my whole life.
 

FluffMouse

*Crawls into traffic*
My mom's fine with it. I showed her fursuits and she thought they were awesome and actually
said she wanted one. (Not in a ohmg I'm gunna buy one sorta way) And I've drawn a few pin-ups
of anthros for her in the past since she loves that stuff, and collects Boris artwork.
(He draws lots of women.) And she knew I went to FurFright, and go to monthly meets,
so yeah I'm pretty sure she's okay with it. xD Oh and I also told her about the lonely tards
ruining the fandoms image, so she knows about the sexual side as well.
 

Grimfang

Well-Known Member
My bro from New Mexico called last night, and we spent a good hour of the two talking about hilarious stories from the furry fandom. I never realized how fascinating or entertaining all the things I've seen could be to those outside the fandom.

But I also try not to misrepresent it, heh. My whole family knows I'm about to move across the Atlantic to be with someone, and some of them know I first got to know him from 'that furry community'.

Honestly, I have probably talked to more people than I should about the furriness. I've just never experienced a negative reaction on the topic.
 

Verin Asper

The Smart Idiot
My familly knows I'm a furry, they just think its something to do with Anime XD
 

Ieatcrackersandjumpcliffs

Fighter of the Nightman
Mine don't know, 'cause I'm not a furry.
 

Kelo

Awakened Otherkin
Everyone I know family and friends knows that I am a furry, even my boss and everyone at work. They all don't care.
 

Foxy_Boy

Honest Foxy
Uh....Right I've mentioned things about furry every now & then but I don't tell anyone... theres only like 1 person I know who really knows what it is.
 
M

Morroke

Guest
My folks don't care much, though my dad loves when I would wear my tail out in public. Gives him something to chat about with random strangers, he's one of those people that loves talking.
 

HoneyPup

Potos flavus
I don't know how much my family knows, or if they even pay attention. I don't hide anything, as I don't see the point in hiding things. If they come to visit they could see my tail/ears are always right here in the open, and possibly artwork that I'm working on laying around. I've mentioned it casually, in passing, but I don't think anybody even knows what "furry" is.

As far as supportive, my mom used to be supportive of me and my interests. I feel like that isn't the case anymore. She seems to wrapped up in her own life.
 

RetroCorn

Did someone say waffle?
Mine only care about yiff really. That and how the public see me. Go figure.

I might wear my collar out sometime.
 

xcliber

HUGS DAMNIT! U no u want 2!
Meh, I made the mistake of telling my mom about furries while thinking that I was coming out of the furry closet.

My story:
I don't like much of anything in this world. Very few things interest me and my family knows this. I found furry fandom to be one of the few things that do interest me, so naturally, I was excited and wanted to tell someone. But I also realized that 90% of furry stuff is pr0nz and ended up in the (non-existant) furry closet, thinking that people would just think I'm a freak. I eventually told my mom, while still in the furry closet mindset, and it ended up being an awkward conversation that I regret having because I felt so stupid afterwards. I realized halfway through it how stupid I must sound talking about it.

Embarrassed and my nerves shot, I gave her a website (wiki article on furry fandom) to look at while I went to take a shower. Another mistake as this only led to more confusion. Finally, a few weeks later, I was able to get it through her head that it was just a weird hobby/interest/fandom like anime or Trekkies, and that I was only nervous about it because I was using it as a way of determining how open-minded she was for (later) when I told her I was gay.

---Only part relavant to this thread:
With that, she offered to help me make my first fursuit o_O and offered to come with me to Anthrocon someday. (um NO! >.>) I told her she could come if she could pay her own way: hotel, food, etc. She quickly declined. I think the only reason she's slightly supportive is because she know's I don't have much interest in other things and doesn't want to discourage me from indulging in one of the few things in this world that I do enjoy.

That didn't stop her from later asking if I was into beastiality, if I believed I was an animal, or if the furries had their own god that they worshipped.

I should post this in the "you don't need to come-out as a furry" thread as a testamonial of how stupid it is.

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And yeah, she went and did her own online research on it. At this point, I have no idea what she really thinks of it or what she thinks she knows.
 
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Meh, I made the mistake of telling my mom about furries while thinking that I was coming out of the furry closet.

My story:
I don't like much of anything in this world. Very few things interest me and my family knows this. I found furry fandom to be one of the few things that do interest me, so naturally, I was excited and wanted to tell someone. But I also realized that 90% of furry stuff is pr0nz and ended up in the (non-existant) furry closet, thinking that people would just think I'm a freak. I eventually told my mom, while still in the furry closet mindset, and it ended up being an awkward conversation that I regret having because I felt so stupid afterwards. I realized halfway through it how stupid I must sound talking about it.

Embarrassed and my nerves shot, I gave her a website (wiki article on furry fandom) to look at while I went to take a shower. Another mistake as this only led to more confusion. Finally, a few weeks later, I was able to get it through her head that it was just a weird hobby/interest/fandom like anime or Trekkies, and that I was only nervous about it because I was using it as a way of determining how open-minded she was for (later) when I told her I was gay.

---Only part relavant to this thread:
With that, she offered to help me make my first fursuit o_O and offered to come with me to Anthrocon someday. (um NO! >.>) I told her she could come if she could pay her own way: hotel, food, etc. She quickly declined. I think the only reason she's slightly supportive is because she know's I don't have much interest in other things and doesn't want to discourage me from indulging in one of the few things in this world that I do enjoy.

That didn't stop her from later asking if I was into beastiality, if I believed I was an animal, or if the furries had their own god that they worshipped.

I should post this in the "you don't need to come-out as a furry" thread as a testamonial of how stupid it is.

Edit:
And yeah, she went and did her own online research on it. At this point, I have no idea what she really thinks of it or what she thinks she knows.
A good lesson in one paragraph.
Bolds:
1)Furry closet is a term for people that are new to the fandom and haven't told the universe that they like animal penis, amirite?
2)What can't you like about this world? Well, it's practically kind of same here, everybody is shit, the rare chance of anime cons is even rarer as the time goes and people think that gays are the last level of unusual.
3)There might be a lot of yiff around, but I don't think everything is yiff, it's just a stereotypical opinion.
4) Can't you say porn?
5)My friend, furries don't even meet the condition of freaks - they are just plain people with different things favorited.
6)Very much. I got the image of the outer world thinking I'm too quiet and innocent so it will sound weird if I show my voice once and tell them I hang out with animal huggers.
7)No. Websites are banned. Why? Because there is a high chance you will see yiff ads or yiff HEADLINES. I'd prefer to say that myself, I am trusty enough.
8)My part of life. Though, it doesn't make me wapanese.
cirno(9)That's fine. Almost all teenagers and youngsters get asked by their mothers and fathers what sexuality they have - the answer varies much.
10)What? Heh. If I'd get asked for that I'd refuse.
11) Anthrocum - I am sure that is why the reason you don't want to go with her. If alone then it's a yes.
12) Never discourage, we are all here for you. Never give up - be happy.
13) Zoophiles(Kill them), Otherkins(Inhuman and deserve to die the same way as zoophiles), Relligion freaks(Orthodox - they might be average).

And yes, family hurts.
Especially when they ask you why do you hate everything.
 

Randy-Darkshade

Bike riding squirrel thing.
My little brother (11yo) is positive about it. When talking about furry with him he hates me using the word "anthro or anthropomorphic" oddly enough he prefers the word furry.
 

xcliber

HUGS DAMNIT! U no u want 2!
A good lesson in one paragraph.
Bolds:
1)Furry closet is a term for people that are new to the fandom and haven't told the universe that they like animal penis, amirite?
2)What can't you like about this world? Well, it's practically kind of same here, everybody is shit, the rare chance of anime cons is even rarer as the time goes and people think that gays are the last level of unusual.
3)There might be a lot of yiff around, but I don't think everything is yiff, it's just a stereotypical opinion.
4) Can't you say porn?
5)My friend, furries don't even meet the condition of freaks - they are just plain people with different things favorited.
6)Very much. I got the image of the outer world thinking I'm too quiet and innocent so it will sound weird if I show my voice once and tell them I hang out with animal huggers.
7)No. Websites are banned. Why? Because there is a high chance you will see yiff ads or yiff HEADLINES. I'd prefer to say that myself, I am trusty enough.
8)My part of life. Though, it doesn't make me wapanese.
cirno(9)That's fine. Almost all teenagers and youngsters get asked by their mothers and fathers what sexuality they have - the answer varies much.
10)What? Heh. If I'd get asked for that I'd refuse.
11) Anthrocum - I am sure that is why the reason you don't want to go with her. If alone then it's a yes.
12) Never discourage, we are all here for you. Never give up - be happy.
13) Zoophiles(Kill them), Otherkins(Inhuman and deserve to die the same way as zoophiles), Relligion freaks(Orthodox - they might be average).

And yes, family hurts.
Especially when they ask you why do you hate everything.

1.) No. Furry closet is for people who are afraid to tell others because of the false fear of being hated for it when the reality of it is that most people don't even know what a furry is.

2.) I meant that their are very few things that interest me. I don't really have any hobbies or things that I like to do. Don't really know why.

3.) Fact 86.548% of statistics are made up on the spot. That was a semi-random edjumacated guesstamation. :V

4.) lolz! I iz teh uber 1337 internetz elder-god. Bow b4 mah skillz! :V

5.) I know that, but not everyone else sees furry fandom that way.

6.) inorite?

7.) Like I said, it was a mistake.

8.) Yeah, I love anime too, but that doesn't make me a Japanophile. It was just something I could compare to furry fandom as an example.

9.) But it was the furry websites and shit that prompted it. Otherwise, she would've continued to believe I was a straight, born-again Christian. Again, I made the stupid mistake of telling her to ignore the sexual side of it because I was not interested in it. Of course that made her look more into...

10.) I told her I would more likely commission one instead of make it myself, but she was encouraging me to make it myself to save the hundreds or even thousands of dollars of buying one. Obviously, she doesn't want me "wasting" all this money on furry stuff.

11.) The point of going to a con in a fursuit would be so I could have fun and be outgoing and such pretending to be my fursona. Having my (still clueless) mother there would ruin that experience. And sure, some dealers will have their yiff on display.

12.) I loves my furry hugbox. :V

13.) I should've told her we worship Mufasa!

I haven't told my siblings or my dad about any of it, but at this point (several months after the conversation with my mother) I've taken the "I don't really care" stance towards it. I'm not gonna bother hiding my furry stuff or answer stupid questions with anything more than "'cause I want to" or "What's wrong with it?" or "Who's it hurting?".
 
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