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Why the male majority?

Nylak

Angry Otter
I think most of it is just desensitization, plain and simple. Such as drawing furries until it clicks for you too.

There's that, too. I swear I was mortified by half the crap I saw on FA when I started doing this, now I'm kinda just "eh, whatev, as long as I get cash."


I don't beleive that being a furry in any way implies that one is "in tune" with animals.

Super uber agreement. A recent poll around here somewheree affirmed that a good third of furries don't even like animals in the least.
 

Mizuhana Kositeru

Made in Heaven
Sometimes I'm not quite sure if I'm really in the fandom or not. I was introduced to the actual furry concept a little over a year ago by my best friend, and I actually was not aware of the ickier side of it until there was a massive upload of fetish/porn/vomit-inducing pictures on the front page of FA while I was on.

Nowadays, I still hang around for a few reasons. It's on FA that I can see my best friend's work, and also where I have met some very nice people. When I post something on FA, be it furry or not, people actually comment on that stuff unlike on my dA account. Heck, sometimes I even get a critique! I love animals, so it's nice to see art that is based around them all and not just the human type of animal. Also, I've only been hired by those in the furry fandom for commissions, which definitely is a plus. I don't do that fetish stuff, by the way.

All that fetish and hormonal stuff disturbs me on a level I can hardly begin to describe. I can't even smile and nod at that, which is saying something for me personally, so hopefully it's obvious that my reasons for sticking around outweigh those for *cough* high-tailing it out. (That was awful.)
 

Nargle

HOOT
I don't know if it's so much male oriented as females are more quiet about it. There are a lot of females in the fandom, I just think the males are far more outspoken and apt to be social and interact than the females, or so it seems. *shrugs* really just guessing though.

Exactly! I think because guys have such HIGH standards for girls, we just tend to avoid uncouth behavior, in general. Ever notice how all those "popular" girls always seem very distasteful or "slutty?" Either that, or everybody loves them because they're nice, but they keep rather modest about it. I mean... I'm not saying every outgoing female is unclean, it's just that guys have SUCH flippin' high standards!!! And when they stand out, they're judged extra-critically.

Also, ever notice how homosexuals are mostly guys? THEY'RE NOT!! There are plenty of lesbian/bi girls, but they just don't get mullets and wear plaid or anything. It's not so obvious! Guys on the other hand, adorn themselves with flamboyant clothing and rainbows!! They stick out like a sore thumb!! But nobody thinks they're nasty like people think "Butch lesbians" are. So.. same concept! =D

Women are on the internet. STOP THINKING WE'RE NOT. SRSLY. We just don't like you because boys are icky so we keep in female-oriented groups.

I don't believe men are more in tune with animals (my male colleagues are beginning to piss me off with their incompetence, actually). In fact, this idea strikes me as ridiculous.

Males are just more sexually oriented than females, and this seems largely like a sexual fandom. Go ahead, deny it.

Yus! **Agrees**

Actually, most men I've met really don't care about animals. I was rather stunned to see very many males at all in the fandom! I remember having a bunch of female artists I watched on DA with fursonas and everything, yet none of them were males. It just struck me odd that males were considered "in tune" with animals... It just seems like it's not a "manly" thing to do, and guys might shy away from it. Not saying it is, but from personal experience, I've just noticed a lot of guys thinking they're "tuffer" if they don't care about cute wittle fluffy foxerz!!

But yeah, there's a lot of sex here, so I guess that could be attractive to males. I'm still dissapointed that there are SO MANY gay penises all over the place.
 

Takun

Wof Wof Wof Wof Wof
I agree with there being more guys on the internet. There are FOUR, count it, FOUR incoming Comp Sci/Comp Eng students at my college that are female and that is a LARGE number for them.
 

Mizuhana Kositeru

Made in Heaven
Exactly! I think because guys have such HIGH standards for girls, we just tend to avoid uncouth behavior, in general. Ever notice how all those "popular" girls always seem very distasteful or "slutty?" Either that, or everybody loves them because they're nice, but they keep rather modest about it. I mean... I'm not saying every outgoing female is unclean, it's just that guys have SUCH flippin' high standards!!! And when they stand out, they're judged extra-critically.

Very much agreed.
 

raletheotter

New Member
I'm still perplexed by all the gay furry art; I just don't see the connection between an anthropomorphic animal character and homosexual behavior. Is there some bizarre history behind it that I am unaware of?
 

Quiet269

Member
Gay men **** like Rabbits.

At least, that's the only connection I have come up with :p

It is kind of odd though. I like it, but it is odd :p
 

Nylak

Angry Otter
I've become convinced that it's a conspiracy to piss off the straight guys and the lesbos. Freaking sausage fest up in here.
 

Vhyena

What is Intellegence. Really.
So many misconceptions of men, women, whatever to even count. Let me ask you this, why do you post on this forum? Why do anyone go to any sort of website, more over community? If it was just porn, then no one would be a furry, there would just be furry artists and people would simply save the art. If it was based on things such as Rping then we’d all get bored and leave outright. Yes there are lots of nasty fetishes as well as other things that don’t really make anyone proud to be a furry, but honestly do you think, any of you the reasons why the majority stay in the furry fandom is any different then why you stay? Know well we all have things we would rather not see, things that sicken us, things that mortify us. However I digress.

The question was why does it seem that most furries are men. It’s a combination really, same reason why the other forums I go to are full of men. Being a man myself I can understand why, a multisided of reasons, boredom, Social ineptitude (when I was younger), and liking. Any combination of these make furries me thinks. What makes furries stay on the other had is community and friends, for some wanting to make more friends through art, or purely popularity reasons. I mean when it comes right down to it, how many times can someone roleplay, or view porn before losing interest. Of course that brings up the old “finding a mate” thing, that’s something I can understand but don’t want to actively engage in.

We’re furries, they’re furries, we like the same thing! It works! Very rarely does it. However, it’s a good try, especially for the socially inept.

Btw, I’m a guy who didn’t get into the furry fandom for porn. It’s true porn, rather a particular fetish made me interested, but I didn’t look for porn, nor did I became a furry for it, only thing I was ever looking for was friends and guys who understood me and what I liked, to talk about it with them, and I didn't become one until I found one to talk to, then I decided. Yes some guys are different then that, but I think that’s what keeps men furries, not particularly porn, but of course because you can only see how guys go crazy about it on FA, a site where FURRIES DRAW PORN and no one feels weird about it, and it‘s deemed ok to talk about it naturally. That would be enough to make a inference. I guess.
 

Pinhead

Member
I think the reason most of the fandom is male because, like you said, women go through that "pretend to be a [ insert animal] phase" and its not discouraged like it is in males. At least its discouraged around here. For most boys if your not into sports you are instantly marked being at being a pansy, If you show any interest in art,flowers,music, etc your marked as gay, etc. With women they're encouraged to be brought up in a creative aspect when it come to art,music,etc. So I guess what I'm getting at is that in most guys its repressed and it comes out as being a furry or any other "odd" interest's along those lines that will let those repressed feelings be let out. All this info is based on my local area where I grew up so I know its not accurate for the majority.
 

BlackRat

Black Fennec ^_^
I think the reason most of the fandom is male because, like you said, women go through that "pretend to be a [ insert animal] phase" and its not discouraged like it is in males. At least its discouraged around here. For most boys if your not into sports you are instantly marked being at being a pansy, If you show any interest in art,flowers,music, etc your marked as gay, etc. With women they're encouraged to be brought up in a creative aspect when it come to art,music,etc. So I guess what I'm getting at is that in most guys its repressed and it comes out as being a furry or any other "odd" interest's along those lines that will let those repressed feelings be let out. All this info is based on my local area where I grew up so I know its not accurate for the majority.

This sounds like the reason to me, being that males are discouraged from showing interests in certain things, including furry things. Seems like alot of males find it neccessary to seek out a community such as this since it's not often that they can express themselves freely elsewhere. This is just from my perspective of cause.
 

Alblaka

Restless and lonely Dragon
Can't answer the question, i'm not a female, how i could know, what they think ^^

I think the reason most of the fandom is male because, like you said, women go through that "pretend to be a [ insert animal] phase" and its not discouraged like it is in males. At least its discouraged around here. For most boys if your not into sports you are instantly marked being at being a pansy, If you show any interest in art,flowers,music, etc your marked as gay, etc. With women they're encouraged to be brought up in a creative aspect when it come to art,music,etc. So I guess what I'm getting at is that in most guys its repressed and it comes out as being a furry or any other "odd" interest's along those lines that will let those repressed feelings be let out. All this info is based on my local area where I grew up so I know its not accurate for the majority.

But i guess, this could really be a reason. Damn human society -.-
 

Midi Bear

11/10/08
I'm still perplexed by all the gay furry art; I just don't see the connection between an anthropomorphic animal character and homosexual behavior. Is there some bizarre history behind it that I am unaware of?
Well I, for one, only like m/m furry art (if it's that kind of art I'm looking at), despite the fact that I'm bi irl. Not exactly sure why, but perhaps this could be the case with other male bi furries?

This sounds like the reason to me, being that males are discouraged from showing interests in certain things, including furry things. Seems like alot of males find it neccessary to seek out a community such as this since it's not often that they can express themselves freely elsewhere. This is just from my perspective of cause.
Not to mention that when something is taboo, so to speak, it's all of the sudden more tempting/sought after.
 

Xan_vega

Member
I am not sure why there isn't as many females in the fandom, I do have on theory though. Women when in any sort of sexually charged setting, get hit on mercilessly so they lay low... pose as men or what ever. I know at first, the attention was fun but quickly wore off because either guys would be negitive because these idealized drawings of the feminine form didn't match my body OR I wasn't interested in casual sex. I have been here since 2005 but rarely speak on the forums.
 

BlackRat

Black Fennec ^_^
Not to mention that when something is taboo, so to speak, it's all of the sudden more tempting/sought after.

Very true, for some reason that I'm not completelly sure about. I can only assume it has something to do with forming indeviduality by rebelling against common idealogies (or something like that). For me, I actually didn't notice that being furry was viewed negetivelly until a few months after I joined the fandom >.<
 

sushikitten

stinky kitty
I can sum up very easily why females are ninjas in the fandom. It's simple.

Girl: Hello! I am a female fur!

Guy: A female? In MY fandom?

Girl: Yes I love furriness and animals

Guy: Even though we have had one online conversation, and you responded to a forum post I made, I have decided that we are MEANT TO BE. Will you be my mate???

Girl: Um..no. We just met/I'm taken/Not into guys/Whatever excuse

Guy: Oh, well then, wanna RP??? *slides up next to you, my smooth fur rippling in the wind. I place my paw between your thighs. You quiver*

Girl: Um no

Guy: *continues RPing anyway*

Girl: *block* Ok I guess I'll go join an anime forum now


-_-

I am a female fur. I know A LOT of female furs. We are internet ninjas because we get assaulted.
 

talakestreal

The Laconic Draconic
I am a female fur. I know A LOT of female furs. We are internet ninjas because we get assaulted.

I agree very much with this comment.

Announcing that one is female is like throwing bait into shark-infested water.

I have wished before that I could be male, simply because it's difficult to enjoy furry art without having salivating horny males chasing your tails.
 

ToeClaws

PEBKAC exterminator
Women are on the internet. STOP THINKING WE'RE NOT. SRSLY. We just don't like you because boys are icky so we keep in female-oriented groups.

...

Males are just more sexually oriented than females, and this seems largely like a sexual fandom. Go ahead, deny it.

*laughs* That should have been "/thread" - nicely put.
 

sushikitten

stinky kitty
I agree very much with this comment.

Announcing that one is female is like throwing bait into shark-infested water.

I have wished before that I could be male, simply because it's difficult to enjoy furry art without having salivating horny males chasing your tails.

Oh God, it's even worse IRL, like at conventions. ALTHOUGH at conventions there are enough attention-whore female furs (you know the type) to make normal (normal? hah) female furs blend into the background nicely so that they can enjoy the convention they're forking out a few hundred bucks to attend.
 

talakestreal

The Laconic Draconic
Thus is why I have never been to a convention, and probably never will be, except on the arm of a well-built and fully capable of defending me male. Gah, that sounded so sexist. But I'd rather be sexist than be groped by strangers.
 
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