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Uh, so tell me, furry people...

Lilith64

New Member
I feel so out of place here. But I need to ask. Seems like the best place.


Where I normally hang out, furries are tolerated at best, reviled at worst. The overwhelming perception is that furries are all a bunch of socially awkward yiffing perverts obsessed with sex.

But inevitably some actual furries or furry supporters post and say “No it’s not like that, most of us are not into the sex stuff! CSI made us all look bad” and so on.

So I think… Okay, I’ll give them the benefit of doubt. I mean, the freakiest parts of a fandom are always going to be what stands out, right? And the media is always going to exaggerate. I’m sure it’s really not as all that, right?

I heard about FA from some friends. Seemed to be a pretty large, active furry site. I’ll go have a look and see what it’s like.

The first thing I noticed, browsing the art, was that, among other ways, it’s organized by… fetish? By FETISH? Really? (Some bizarre fetishes too. And calls it 'Furry specialty' to boot) Seriously? By fetish?

The other thing that struck me was the ads- nearly all seemed to depict ‘sexy’ furries with ‘come hither’ expressions, and the one I did click on basically took me to a porn comic of some sort.

Okay, it’s not hurting anyone, but from my casual outsider’s perspective: furries really look sex and fetish obsessed, and draw some creepy things. It looks like a very prominent part of furry culture and not a tiny subset of creeps like I thought. That is the impression a site like FA gives.

Is FA the norm or are other sites like this too? I’m afraid to google for more because I know some twisted stuff exists.

So why the heck do furries still try to defend it and say ‘Furry isn’t about sex!’ when actual furry sites seem to show that, by and large, YES, yes it is? Are they in denial?

Question to the furries who genuinely AREN’T into the sex side of things (You do exist right?) - Does it bother you that the fandom really does come across as creepily sex crazed to the average outsider? Does it make you embarrassed at all? Do you wish it was different?

Yep. That's all.
 

Toaster

Member
Ok I'm not a furry, so I can't answer for the rest, but ya It seems most furries are into freaky porn. The rest draw or write rather nice art that I think is cool cause it's sci fi 'ish. Other than that I'm guessing it's all about sex. I'm not taking off the blocker to find out.
 

Teco

Informal Formalist
I guess we're just more manly. Sleezyart and DA are all like, 'CENSOR'
FA, as you can tell, doesnt care, but you can turn off the bad stuff. FA just has more freedom for artists.

... or something. Just saying. One way to look at it, im sure there are others.
Porn gets money. Thats why there's ads of it, they can afford it.

Personally I find the search by fetish thing humiliating. But I think they're working on that.
 

Ro4dk1ll

Wigger.
I don't care all that much that the Fandom comes across as a sex-crazed group to the average outsider, because I'm not a soft-skinned faggot and I don't cry every time I'm called a furfag. Though I do wish that there was a separate part of the Fandom without the porn or, at the very least, without the creepy fetishes. That's never going to happen, though.
 

Ratte

Member
Yes, we exist.

Does it bother me? Not really. A lot of the people here have dug their own graves. If you really look around on FA, porn is everywhere. You just learn to accept/tolerate it. If they want to know more, they can ask or do some research. I'd be happy to post links.

Does it make me embarrassed? No. Anyone worth anything would do some deep research to figure out what they find they like or dislike. I'm only embarrassed when people don't know what it is.

Do I wish it was different? A little, yes. There are some decent people out there in this fandom, but it seems that quite a few just want porn. They're hard to find in this mass, but they're there. I wish that some people would tone down the porn thing and that there were more decent people that didn't just think with their other brain.
 

pheonix

back'n up back'n up
I feel so out of place here. But I need to ask. Seems like the best place.


Where I normally hang out, furries are tolerated at best, reviled at worst. The overwhelming perception is that furries are all a bunch of socially awkward yiffing perverts obsessed with sex.

But inevitably some actual furries or furry supporters post and say “No it’s not like that, most of us are not into the sex stuff! CSI made us all look bad” and so on.

So I think… Okay, I’ll give them the benefit of doubt. I mean, the freakiest parts of a fandom are always going to be what stands out, right? And the media is always going to exaggerate. I’m sure it’s really not as all that, right?

I heard about FA from some friends. Seemed to be a pretty large, active furry site. I’ll go have a look and see what it’s like.

The first thing I noticed, browsing the art, was that, among other ways, it’s organized by… fetish? By FETISH? Really? (Some bizarre fetishes too. And calls it 'Furry specialty' to boot) Seriously? By fetish?

The other thing that struck me was the ads- nearly all seemed to depict ‘sexy’ furries with ‘come hither’ expressions, and the one I did click on basically took me to a porn comic of some sort.

Okay, it’s not hurting anyone, but from my casual outsider’s perspective: furries really look sex and fetish obsessed, and draw some creepy things. It looks like a very prominent part of furry culture and not a tiny subset of creeps like I thought. That is the impression a site like FA gives.

Is FA the norm or are other sites like this too? I’m afraid to google for more because I know some twisted stuff exists.

So why the heck do furries still try to defend it and say ‘Furry isn’t about sex!’ when actual furry sites seem to show that, by and large, YES, yes it is? Are they in denial?

Question to the furries who genuinely AREN’T into the sex side of things (You do exist right?) - Does it bother you that the fandom really does come across as creepily sex crazed to the average outsider? Does it make you embarrassed at all? Do you wish it was different?

Yep. That's all.

First off those are ads. They pay the nice people who run FA money so they can keep running FA. If someone was gonna give you X amount of money to advertise some porno I bet you'd do it.

And yes we exist, the sex part is not a big thing for me, and I could care less of what people have to say about furries. There's too many of us that have different perspectives on the whole thing for people to just come in and give us a bad name cause they see a little bit of messed up shit on (you guessed it) THE INTERNET! Get off your ass and seek information from real people who are in the fandom, not the internet that revolves around money to advertise porn and porn accessories. The internet can make anything look like it's about sex for shit sake. I know there's a lot of people out there that look at this as a sexual thing but just remember that it's not for everyone.

TL;DR: There's too many people in the fandom to make a generalization of the whole.
 

Sunny_Otter

Whatsa Motter?
FA is a site that offers a medium for mature (read: XXX-rated) works, which is something many furry art sites do not -- so yes, it is particular to FA and a couple of other sites. :) There are plenty of "clean" sites with just as much traffic, but with FA offering a place to submit and view mature stuff then of course many of the userbase is going to be interested in precisely those features. :)

Same goes for the ads, sex sells, and the ad placement seems to be pretty cheap for the amount of coverage they get. Artists will advertise mature stuff here and their clean stuff on more heavily restricted sites.

I think a large portion of the furry fandom is sexual in nature, but I do agree that by no means are all furries interested or involved in that part. Some of the demographics involved (the large percentage of teens/young adults in the fandom) will have a lot to do with the main interests, too, although it's certainly not the only reason for it.

You'll get different responses depending on where you ask this sort of thing. :)

It doesn't bug me that the fandom comes across as sex-crazed mostly because I have such good friends who have nothing to do with that aspect of it, and if someone does approach you like that it's pretty easy to correct them (same with skipping fetish-whatever threads if they bug you).
 

Belaneth

New Member
Do I wish it was different? A little, yes. There are some decent people out there in this fandom, but it seems that quite a few just want porn. They're hard to find in this mass, but they're there. I wish that some people would tone down the porn thing and that there were more decent people that didn't just think with their other brain.
I'd have to agree here, but I think it must be taken with a grain of salt. As sites like FA are free to the public, anyone can access them, making the exchange of pornographic material easier and anonymous, and as a result, more prolific. This in turn, leads to the assumption by the average web surfer that this is the standard image of a "furry". However, those whose interest in the furry community exists solely in porn are a lot less likely to be seen outside of an internet setting, where most people would agree is a better place to get a feel for the fandom.
 
I feel so out of place here. But I need to ask. Seems like the best place.


Where I normally hang out, furries are tolerated at best, reviled at worst. The overwhelming perception is that furries are all a bunch of socially awkward yiffing perverts obsessed with sex.

This is the truth :V .

But inevitably some actual furries or furry supporters post and say “No it’s not like that, most of us are not into the sex stuff! CSI made us all look bad” and so on.

These people are lying to themselves and others in a vain attempt to preserve their unjustified grandiosity :V .

So I think… Okay, I’ll give them the benefit of doubt. I mean, the freakiest parts of a fandom are always going to be what stands out, right? And the media is always going to exaggerate. I’m sure it’s really not as all that, right?

I heard about FA from some friends. Seemed to be a pretty large, active furry site. I’ll go have a look and see what it’s like.

The first thing I noticed, browsing the art, was that, among other ways, it’s organized by… fetish? By FETISH? Really? (Some bizarre fetishes too. And calls it 'Furry specialty' to boot) Seriously? By fetish?

Check out cub fetish, not just what it is but also how much of it there is here, that should tell you pretty much everything you need to know about furries :V .
 

Xaerun

"toxic and negative"
Ya, sex sells I guess.... I just wish there was a way I could block those ad's.
Whilst it's possible (hell, oh-so-simple), the site would rather you didn't. They help pay for FA, after all, and damn it ain't cheap to run.
 

ArielMT

'Net Help Desk
I don't care all that much that the Fandom comes across as a sex-crazed group to the average outsider, because I'm not a soft-skinned faggot and I don't cry every time I'm called a furfag.

This. If anything, I answer "yiff in hell" comments as creatively and amusingly as I can.

Though I do wish that there was a separate part of the Fandom without the porn or, at the very least, without the creepy fetishes. That's never going to happen, though.

It actually did happen: Yerf, AKA the Squeaky Clean Furry Archive. Since the server crash a few years ago, the only significant furry site rising to cater to SCFA's audience is ArtSpots.

The links are WikiFur articles.
 

Bellini Tabloid

whatcha say? that's cool...
DAMN, you caught me red handed. Yes, your right, I do look at yiff. To tell you the truth, its not all that huff and puffed out to be. Some of the fandom leans towards yiff, hell most of it does; I treat it all like porn anyways. Though, I like to amaze over the artistic side, that's clean of course. Just try not to stray to off the furry line, the fetishes only get weirder, and weirder. Just keep the block on, if it bothers you. Now I don't agree with whole yiffing with the fursuits and all, so I know what you mean. I have no clue, if all furries are bunch of furverts. Though I wish, there was a whole lot of beautiful ppl in the fandom. Its hard pointing out the fuglies on here.
 

Sunny_Otter

Whatsa Motter?
I don't care all that much that the Fandom comes across as a sex-crazed group to the average outsider, because I'm not a soft-skinned faggot and I don't cry every time I'm called a furfag. Though I do wish that there was a separate part of the Fandom without the porn or, at the very least, without the creepy fetishes. That's never going to happen, though.

There was a clean PG furry con in Ottawa (don't know if it still runs), I went several years running, it wasn't huge but probably fielded 200-300 participants over the weekend? TONS of fun and nooooo sexual pressure/behaviour whatsoever.
 

Ratte

Member

I'd have to agree here, but I think it must be taken with a grain of salt. As sites like FA are free to the public, anyone can access them, making the exchange of pornographic material easier and anonymous, and as a result, more prolific. This in turn, leads to the assumption by the average web surfer that this is the standard image of a "furry". However, those whose interest in the furry community exists solely in porn are a lot less likely to be seen outside of an internet setting, where most people would agree is a better place to get a feel for the fandom.

Ya, that works.

Great thoughts.
 

Toaster

Member
Whilst it's possible (hell, oh-so-simple), the site would rather you didn't. They help pay for FA, after all, and damn it ain't cheap to run.

I realy don't like porn, so why would i click on a yiff looking ad? I do however force my self to click on a clean looking ad at lest once a day.
 

jagdwolf

Just a simple innocent Wolf
what is so sad about this whole thing is that non furries are just as sex crazed as furries. Yet you don't hear about it unless, someone shots someone, or abuses a kid etc.

The fact is that some of us don't let it bother us one way or the other. You can hang a lable on anything that is NOT within the accepted christian/moral norma.

But then again, look how many people have been molested by priests, and yet you don't see people slaming religion? Why? because furries are not percieved as normal.

yiff, don't yiff, pray, don't pray. Who really cares. Just be yourself. Don't abuse someone. Other than that, I really don't care what you do in life, who am I to judge.
 
There was a clean PG furry con in Ottawa (don't know if it still runs), I went several years running, it wasn't huge but probably fielded 200-300 participants over the weekend? TONS of fun and nooooo sexual pressure/behaviour whatsoever.

OMG paradox, my mind is blown :V .
 

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Red 'n' White Scouse Gamon ^_^
Welcome to the forum ... from the ONE SCOUSE that should be sleeping
 

Ro4dk1ll

Wigger.
It actually did happen: Yerf, AKA the Squeaky Clean Furry Archive. Since the server crash a few years ago, the only significant furry site rising to cater to SCFA's audience is ArtSpots.

The links are WikiFur articles.

I mean like a different identifying group :1
Like, the porn/fetish people can be "Furries", and we can be "Anthro-ies"...
Yeah....
 
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