What do furries do?

What do furries do?

The furry fandom is a subculture interested in anthropomorphic animal characters with human personalities and characteristics. Examples of anthropomorphic attributes include exhibiting human intelligence and facial expressions, speaking, walking on two legs, and wearing clothes.

What kind of animals are furries?

Common furry identities (fursonas) are dragon, feline (cat, lion, tiger), and canine (wolf, fox, domestic dog) species. Some furries create mixed species, such as a folf (fox and wolf) or cabbit (cat and rabbit). Furries rarely, if ever, identify with a nonhuman primate species.

What makes a person a furry?

In the broadest sense, a furry is someone with an interest in anthropomorphized animals — that is, animals who have been given human characteristics, like an ability to talk or walk on their hind legs. ... Furries are not always in costume.

Why are furries hated?

Hating furries is about regaining emotional control and acting in a way that is socially acceptable. Its weird and almost always sexual to a degree. Not necessarily. They are breaking societal conventions and doing so without shame and some people are jealous of that emotional and social gratification.

What percentage of furries are straight?

In sum, the data suggest that about 1 in 4 furries are exclusively heterosexual, 1 in 5 are exclusively homosexual, and the rest are somewhere in-between.

Is it OK to be a furry?

There is nothing inherently wrong with being a furry, liking anthropomorphic art, or the fursuit hobby. There's a negative stigma because it's an admittedly abnormal fandom and because some furries are disrespectful and/or perverted people, but that isn't the whole fandom, unfortunately just the best known part of it.

Are furries kid friendly?

The short and simple answer is that furry is a form of artistic and self-expression and while the majority of it is innocent, there can be an adult element for some. That being said, Minnesota Furs is a family-friendly organization, and all events are considered all-ages appropriate unless otherwise specified.

Why do furries matter?

Furries simultaneously facilitate individual and communal creativity with characters inhabiting their own worlds and those of others. Sometimes characters may not have a fantasy world to inhabit, but are depicted in normal life. ... People also mirror, downplay, or exaggerate physical and personal traits in characters.