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what would happen if your family found out...

Quiet269

Member
I've actually heard more people that are still in Junior/High School that are furry then ones that are not.

It's weird. Maybe the older ones don't flaunt their age as much?
 

Kalianos

Clockworx
For me it would go something like...
"Mom, Dad I am a furry"
mom "ok? so when are you going to work tonight?, schools tomorrow...blah blah blah"
Dad "huh...." *Looks it up on internet, finds interesting things*

Dad "Son there is no way in hell you are a furry you got that! Now I don't want you anywhere near the internet, or those friends of yours! I don't want you turning gay on me now blah blah blah"

And I would never hear the end of it untill I ship out to basic next august. They don't need to know, so unless they flat out ask I'm not telling them. (won't hurt if I get stuck in a base in Europe too, the ocean will stop my father)
 

talakestreal

The Laconic Draconic
I dun think my family would care too much. My sisters are both a bit odd in their own ways, not furry per se, but just different. And my mom has an obsession with cows. My dad is just clueless. So I dun think there would ever be any issues with my family.

I recently found out that the fellow I'm chasing after, his mother is watching my art on FA. SCARY.
 

Takun

Wof Wof Wof Wof Wof
My mom knows I love animals and this is like nothing else. They got me this tiny husky plush to take to college cause I can't bring my cats. They found a suspense book my aunt lent to me to read and my mom assumed it was mine just because of that. "Had a fox on the cover, figured it was yours."

Really, no surprise. My mom has seen some of concession the comic. None of the adult stuff, but she's like "oh they are animal people?"

"Yeah"

"Oh I see."

End of it. I don't know what this self defeat attitude a lot furries have is about, but really...just don't make a deal outta it.
 
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Giorgio Gabriel

You Will Be Godlike.
End of it. I don't know what this self defeat attitude a lot furries have is about, but really...just don't make a deal outta it.

Adolescent psychology is associated with notable changes in mood sometimes known as mood swings. Cognitive, emotional and attitudinal changes which are characteristic of adolescence, often take place during this period, and this can be a cause of conflict on one hand and positive personality development on the other.

Because the adolescents are experiencing various strong cognitive and physical changes, for the first time in their lives they may start to view their friends, their peer group, as more important and influential than their parents/guardians. Because of peer pressure, they may sometimes indulge in activities not deemed socially acceptable, although this may be more of a social phenomenon than a psychological one.[6] This overlap is addressed within the study of psychosociology.


good question, brosap
 

Tweek

is awaiting salvation
They kind of already know I'm a fur, they just don't know about the porn. And what else could they do...I'm already under close supervision and see a shrink. >_>

If they knew about the erotica they would probably take everything with an electrical plug in my room and sell it. They're extremely prudish about everything for being "liberal," whatever that means anyway. And I would do something stupid, like leave home to live in a grocery store dumpster. There's enough food there, lol.

And this isn't me fitting an adolescent profile in any way. I'm 22 and a rational thinker, my parents are simply very controlling. I can't even leave the house for 10 minutes without suspicion and an interrogation.
 
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Tweek

is awaiting salvation
I recently found out that the fellow I'm chasing after, his mother is watching my art on FA. SCARY.

I wouldn't be able to deal with that. The last mother I had to deal with like that was what broke our relationship, I cut it off after FOUR YEARS b/c she kept giving me the ninth degree. When relatives of others pry into my personal life, I drop them like hot rocks. So not worth it no matter how wonderful the person is.
 

Giorgio Gabriel

You Will Be Godlike.
I'm 22 and a rational thinker, my parents are simply very controlling. I can't even leave the house for 10 minutes without suspicion and an interrogation.

looks like it's time for you to bounce on out of there, amigo

Anyway, a lot of the shame and defensive behavior might stem from having a large amount of hardcore furry porn on your computer. Someone could be your brosaurus Rex and they'd still bug the fuck out if they were unready to have tumesecent doggycocks rammed in their face
 

Nargle

HOOT
My mom knows I love animals and this is like nothing else. They got me this tiny husky plush to take to college cause I can't bring my cats. They found a suspense book my aunt lent to me to read and my mom assumed it was mine just because of that. "Had a fox on the cover, figured it was yours."

Really, no surprise. My mom has seen some of concession the comic. None of the adult stuff, but she's like "oh they are animal people?"

"Yeah"

"Oh I see."

End of it. I don't know what this self defeat attitude a lot furries have is about, but really...just don't make a deal outta it.

That's exactly how my mom and I are =3

Today I bought some faux fur from Walmart to make some ears, and when I walked through the door, my mom said "Hey! You went to Walmart! What'd you get?" I opened the bag and revealed the faux fur, and she said "Oh, of course it's fur! Are you making something to match your tail? =D"
 

Azure

100% organic vegan hubbas
I'm so glad my parents never paid attention to me when I was growing up.
 

Takun

Wof Wof Wof Wof Wof
I'm so glad my parents never paid attention to me when I was growing up.

My parents were all "WHERE YOU GOING?! CALL US WHEN YOU GET THERE!!!!!"
 

xiath

Rocket to your face.
I don't think they would take it badly. They already know that I like to draw anthropomorphic art, they just don't know that there is a fandom about it and that it can be taken farther then just art. I plan on asking my parents if I can commission a tail here soon. I really can't say how they would react to that. I think it would be an okay reaction from them because almost nothing I do anymore will surprise them, being random helps sometimes ;P. Plus, they really didn't mind me coming home wearing a dog collar with a dog tag on it and I wore it to my birthday party yesterday with no objections.
 

Drakaji

Avatar update pending laziness
No one will find out in my family mainly because I want to avoid awkward situations.
Though I've been tempted to use this against my mom at times when she truly frustrates me.
Nothing will shut a parent up quite like showing them you like gay furry pr0ns
 

Midi Bear

11/10/08
I can't quite predict how they'd react to it. I have a few guesses though. The first being that they wouldn't really care because they don't get it. The second is that they'll know what I'm talking about and think there's something wrong with me. The last one would be that they understand completely and just say "Whatever floats your boat.". I dunno, we shall we when I tell them.. if I tell them. I don't think I'd really have to unless I got like a head/ears/tail/paws/suit.. and even then it'd just be to explain why I spent good money on it.

EDIT: Oh, I told one of my best friends about it last night while we were camping. He didn't really seem to care, though I didn't tell him about the sexual aspect of it, other than "yiff" being like furry slang for "sex". He didn't really seem to care, but I don't think he knew what kind of sex yiff is. Ahh well. I've told him all I'd ever need to tell anyone.
 
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Owwin

Tests on animals.
My mom doesn't care. So long as I don't do anything that will cause me or anybody else physical harm she doesn't care. I have told a few people, but I will never tell my family my age. They will want to sign up. That would creep me out.

EDIT: Ugh they might make me draw them... things.
 
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Beastcub

Member
my mom knows...and, well duh she knows, i have how many fursuits laying around right now waiting to be shipped? and masks hung on the wall (lol, it looks like a trolls hunting lodge in here)

i kinda eased into the fandom, i always loved animals, and anime and fantasy and i had been drawing anthros and making animal costumes long before i learned what the hell furry fandom was 2 years ago, so for me it was just finding a name to apply to a hobby i already had.

and i have told my mom all about the adult crap too and how not all furs are into it but some are WAY to into it. and well all she said "just be carefull what you associate yourself with"

she is totally cool about it, i mean she knows i am and not into the adult side of the fandom.

what is nice is my sister is a furry too and now her boyfriend is one and so is my BFF
 

Nargle

HOOT
I don't think they would take it badly. They already know that I like to draw anthropomorphic art, they just don't know that there is a fandom about it and that it can be taken farther then just art. I plan on asking my parents if I can commission a tail here soon. I really can't say how they would react to that. I think it would be an okay reaction from them because almost nothing I do anymore will surprise them, being random helps sometimes ;P. Plus, they really didn't mind me coming home wearing a dog collar with a dog tag on it and I wore it to my birthday party yesterday with no objections.

If they react badly say you just want to have a relatively decent Halloween costume, not a cheap Walmart one, but you don't want to buy the whole outfit because of the cost.

But from what you've said, it doesn't seem like they would react badly.
 

makmakmob

Member
My family doesn't really give a crap. Even further, they state that even if it is a sexual deviation it's perfectly acceptable because it doesn't hurt anyone. They just pass the odd joke.
 

Dyluck

hi ilu :>
Species: earthworms are cool

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Yes, they are.
 
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ArcanumWolf

Guest
I doubt anyone in my family even knows what it is, so I'd just be able to explain it without having to deal with them initially having a bad view of the fandom. None of them would really care too much, though it probably wouldn't be too good if my sister learns about it. She never shuts up about anything, so she'd probably be yapping to everybody about me until they get sick of it. It's like she seriously has to tell people about everything that goes on, whether they want to hear it or not.
 

Nargle

HOOT
One time my mom came home from work and told me about how she served a table and one of them was a furry. He wasn't dressed up or anything, but he was drawing anthros. She chatted with him for a bit and it dawned on her that I must be one, too XD She knew about furries before that, though, just hadn't thought about it. She's also well aware of Cosplaying and such. It just seems so weird that there are people whose parents haven't discovered these things yet!! Do they like.. not have internet?
 
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