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Public Furry or Private Furry (in RL)?

In the real world, is your furiness a public or private trait?

  • I make sure my furriness is public for all to see!

    Votes: 23 3.8%
  • My furriness is public, but I don't bring any particular attention to it.

    Votes: 116 19.1%
  • I'm kind of neutral... If people figure it out, fine, but I'm not going to make a big deal about it.

    Votes: 244 40.2%
  • I'm a rather private furry in RL.

    Votes: 126 20.8%
  • I'm a very private furry in RL. No indications of furriness whatsoever!

    Votes: 98 16.1%

  • Total voters
    607
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shetira

Member
Well, when it comes to the world outside the internet, do you keep your furriness private or do you make it public?

Personally, I'm a very private furry. I don't know why... I'm just not comfortable expressing my furriness in the world outside the internet.
 
My furriness is strictly online. I'm not ashamed to say that I don't like it when people judge me negativly. I know I know, I should be proud and open and not care etc etc, but I do. I'm content sharing my furriness with you guys, in this community, and sharing my other interests with my RL friends.
 

shetira

Member
Unbrokenkarma said:
My furriness is strictly online. I'm not ashamed to say that I don't like it when people judge me negativly. I know I know, I should be proud and open and not care etc etc, but I do. I'm content sharing my furriness with you guys, in this community, and sharing my other interests with my RL friends.

I wouldn't see the separation of RL and online to be anything abnormal. In fact most furries in know in RL are that way... the whole "lifestyle" thing just doesn't click with them.
 

Leahtaur

Member
I don't consider myself a furry. I like the art, and I like talking to most furries, but I wouldn't say I'm one myself.
 
I'm rather private...usually people see me drawing anthropomorphic stuff or seeing some images, but I never say anything about "furry"...luckly it hasn't hit Brazil very strongly yet o.o;
 

shetira

Member
Darksilver said:
I'm rather private...usually people see me drawing anthropomorphic stuff or seeing some images, but I never say anything about "furry"...luckly it hasn't hit Brazil very strongly yet o.o;

I don't even let anyone but my mate see my anthro stuff RL... he's a lucky tiger. :p

Yet...
 
I'd say neutral, but leaning towards private.

I know its not a big deal or anything, but people in the fandom make it a big deal and as a result I get worried about being ridiculed about it and get a bit shy about it, even at the very same time, I know people won't care that much, just as long as they don't see the "adult" side of things right off the bat.
 

net-cat

Infernal Kitty
Besides wearing a con T-shirt occasionally, you would never guess that I was a furry if you met me in real life.

Some of my real life friends figured it out, and didn't care.

Although the most interesting exchange I got into was with one of my friend's dad:
Him: "Further Confusion? Is everyone there confused?"
Me: "Yeah, pretty much."
Him: "People in general or just the people around here?"
Me: "Actually, this event was in San Jose, California."
Him: "Ah, say no more."
 

shetira

Member
net-cat said:
Besides wearing a con T-shirt occasionally, you would never guess that I was a furry if you met me in real life.

Some of my real life friends figured it out, and didn't care.

Although the most interesting exchange I got into was with one of my friend's dad:
Him: "Further Confusion? Is everyone there confused?"
Me: "Yeah, pretty much."
Him: "People in general or just the people around here?"
Me: "Actually, this event was in San Jose, California."
Him: "Ah, say no more."

I wonder if he really knew...
 

LilShark

Member
Haha, I'm kind of a secretive furry, I don't mind if people find out all too much, but see, because I am far more deeper into the anime community, For the most part you kind of have to keep it hush hush if you do want any respect with in it.

Sadly to say u.u
 

shetira

Member
LilShark said:
Haha, I'm kidn of a secretive furry, I don't mind if people find out all too much, but see, because I am far more deeper into the anime community, For the msot part you kind of have to keep it hush hush if you do wantany respect with in it.

Sadly to say u.u

Ah... the incompatibility factor.
 

brokenfox

Is not fixed
Am I the only one that is somewhat open to it? I told both my roommates who have been my friends since high school. I pretty much told them because they were gonna figure it out anyway with us all living together and such, and guess what...they didn't care. Then again we have always been open, I know that at least one of them has a kink that he is into that many people would give him shit for too but he doesn't give a damn and is open about it too. Now that my friends don't care I no longer worry about it. All of my friends know, I don't bug them about it I just brought it to there attention or they just found out. I have furry prints hanging on my wall in my room and furry wallpapers on my computer so when people come to visit they usually figure it out. I never push the fact tho, I only let others know and if they want to know more I will tell them (all tho no one has ever cared enough to do more then shrug it off).

Now I wish I knew some people who were furrys in RL, all of my friends except one had never even heard of the fandom until I told them I was part of it. I was only worried at first that one of them had seen one of those stupid MTV or CSI episodes and had some stereotypes about the fandom. However nobody I know watches TV so I was safe there. The only stereotype I had to correct people about was that everyone seemed to think I was into animals....which I am NOT. I pretty much just told them that what I was into was fantasy and didn't exist and left it up to that unless they needed to hear more.
 
I'm rather secretive with my furryiness. To my knowledge, there's only 2 people I know who would know I'm a furry, my girlfriend and one of my friends (who I converted successfully :p ( www.furaffinity.net/user/shadowmkII )).

But I'm not very open with it (I even denied it once when in public we got talking about 4chan then /b/ then furries), so I'm between the bottom 3rd and 4th, I guess.
 

shetira

Member
brokenfox said:
Am I the only one that is somewhat open to it? I told both my roommates who have been my friends since high school. I pretty much told them because they were gonna figure it out anyway with us all living together and such, and guess what...they didn't care. Then again we have always been open, I know that at least one of them has a kink that he is into that many people would give him shit for too but he doesn't give a damn and is open about it too. Now that my friends don't care I no longer worry about it. All of my friends know, I don't bug them about it I just brought it to there attention or they just found out. I have furry prints hanging on my wall in my room and furry wallpapers on my computer so when people come to visit they usually figure it out. I never push the fact tho, I only let others know and if they want to know more I will tell them (all tho no one has ever cared enough to do more then shrug it off).

Now I wish I knew some people who were furrys in RL, all of my friends except one had never even heard of the fandom until I told them I was part of it. I was only worried at first that one of them had seen one of those stupid MTV or CSI episodes and had some stereotypes about the fandom. However nobody I know watches TV so I was safe there. The only stereotype I had to correct people about was that everyone seemed to think I was into animals....which I am NOT. I pretty much just told them that what I was into was fantasy and didn't exist and left it up to that unless they needed to hear more.

Actually, there are plenty of folks who are quite open about their furriness in RL... I think the live at places called "cons". Of course, a poll on a website is going to bring out lots of the folks who are only webfurs and make things seem a little skewed.
 

Ray Kicio

Member
There are a few furrs in my school and I only know them because one of them are an artist and they are all a group. Found out one was and it chained to knowing that the others were.

I personally call myself a furry but I never bring it up. To me, it isn't all that big of a deal. Although, I hate those people who are like "I am a furry and I think the whole world should know that I yiff in a furrsuit!" just like I hate those people who go "I'm gay and the whole world should know that I like to screw other men!"

Seriously... I don't need to hear about it. KKTHX
 

shetira

Member
crabby_the_frog said:
I'm rather secretive with my furryiness. To my knowledge, there's only 2 people I know who would know I'm a furry, my girlfriend and one of my friends (who I converted successfully :p ( www.furaffinity.net/user/shadowmkII )).

But I'm not very open with it (I even denied it once when in public we got talking about 4chan then /b/ then furries), so I'm between the bottom 3rd and 4th, I guess.

You definitely aren't the only one here who's distanced themselves from furriness when dealing with others. :p
 

shetira

Member
Vornesoul said:
There are a few furrs in my school and I only know them because one of them are an artist and they are all a group. Found out one was and it chained to knowing that the others were.

I personally call myself a furry but I never bring it up. To me, it isn't all that big of a deal. Although, I hate those people who are like "I am a furry and I think the whole world should know that I yiff in a furrsuit!" just like I hate those people who go "I'm gay and the whole world should know that I like to screw other men!"

Seriously... I don't need to hear about it. KKTHX

I've run into people like that... they clearly need a better hobby.
 

TundraWolfBlade

I'm a littile tied up atm
Most of my friends know and we alugh about it and stuff, but im the only fur i know of in Alaska. *Sighs and looks out towards the rainy landscape.*
 

Rilvor

Formal when angry
I chose the second option. you see, I wear a collar at all times (theres a picture floating around here somewhere) with a tag with the name "Korialus Spiritwolf" on it, and I'm known to wear my tail to the mall on Saturdays (also a pic floating around here) which gets mixed reactions. All my friends love it, usually the little kids find it pretty cool too ( although I've had a couple look at me and start crying = ), and it gets mixed reactions from adults. Some smile and point it out to their friends/family, others give a strange look, some laugh ( which might hurt if I wasn't used to being laughed at even before I had the tail, and I like to think even if at a price I made someone's day a little brighter, a little more interesting, which makes me feel good really) the only time I've ever got annoyed was when I couldn't find my friends and I noticed a mall cop snickering, which I was like, you're a mall cop, what the hell are YOU laughing at? So I guess you could say I'm pretty open about it, but I don't make a big deal out of it, if anyone asks I just say I like wearin the stuff ( because its true, I do), and don't refer to furry unless they specifically ask. Most people think its an anime thing XP
 

TundraWolfBlade

I'm a littile tied up atm
Spirit Wolf said:
I chose the second option. you see, I wear a collar at all times (theres a picture floating around here somewhere) with a tag with the name "Korialus Spiritwolf" on it, and I'm known to wear my tail to the mall on Saturdays (also a pic floating around here) which gets mixed reactions. All my friends love it, usually the little kids find it pretty cool too ( although I've had a couple look at me and start crying = ), and it gets mixed reactions from adults. Some smile and point it out to their friends/family, others give a strange look, some laugh ( which might hurt if I wasn't used to being laughed at even before I had the tail, and I like to think even if at a price I made someone's day a little brighter, a little more interesting, which makes me feel good really) the only time I've ever got annoyed was when I couldn't find my friends and I noticed a mall cop snickering, which I was like, you're a mall cop, what the hell are YOU laughing at? So I guess you could say I'm pretty open about it, but I don't make a big deal out of it, if anyone asks I just say I like wearin the stuff ( because its true, I do), and don't refer to furry unless they specifically ask. Most people think its an anime thing XP

Ive heard much of these collars, where can i get one?
 

raptorbator

New Member
I'm here for the chat sex and porn. I also find subcultures really fascinating. Its convenient because a lot of furry social interaction happens online. I get my porn and then peek at the latest furry tragedies and comedies and tragicomedies.

Voted option 3.
 

sgolem

Member
I don't go around telling the world, but depending on my mood, I don't really care if people know or not. Some of my friends know. They don't really care. Of course, my moods change a lot. I'll actually be freaked out about the idea of a fursuit one day, then the next I'll be drawing furry art, and however secure I am at a certain moment reflects how I feel about people knowing.
 

Zentio

Fluffy Bunbutts
I'm really private about it. I'd just prefer no one besides my friends online find out about it.
Hell I'm so uncomfortable with other people finding out I get uncomfy seeing other furs out in public in fursuits and the like. >.<
 

Purplecat

Member
I choose 2nd option, even if I don't have any urges to act furry in public. I don't really see the point of wearing a tail or collar in public. << But I do use furry avatars and name, and I don't make any attempt to hide. :p But I don't openly tell people either. Most seem to know that I like cats and... that it would be natural to have one as avatar. xDD
 
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