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Cartoon anthropomorphic vixen (female fox), a typical furry character

The furry fandom is a subculture interested in anthropomorphic animal characters with human personalities and characteristics.[1][2][3] Examples of anthropomorphic attributes include exhibiting human intelligence and facial expressions, speaking, walking on two legs, and wearing clothes. The term "furry fandom" is also used to refer to the community of people who gather on the Internet and at furry conventions, or otherwise participate in the subculture.[4] Individual members of the fandom are known as "furries" (sg. "furry"). Furries are well known on the internet[5][6] and today the fandom is primarily an online subculture.[7]: 5  One New Statesman article called the furry fandom one of the first weird internet fandoms to reach the mainstream.[8]

The fandom has no known exact origin but is thought to have originated from the United States during the 1980s. It has continuously grown since the 1990s[5] and continues to gain popularity among Generation Z.[9]

Unlike other fandoms the furry fandom has no central media of interest.[10]: 17–18  Compared to other fandoms, community and belongingness play a big part to the fandom.[11]: 129–130  The fandom is also known for its diversity[12] and while it comprises people of all demographics[5] the fandom is predominantly of males and LGBTQ+ individuals.

Furry writing and art is widespread amongst the fandom, and typically feature fantasy cartoons with anthropomorphic animals. Other aspects of the fandom include crafts, role-playing, conventions, and online communities.

The furry fandom has been not well received by the general public due to media representation,[10]: 6, 15–18  with the sexual aspects being a big source of controversy.[13] Various sources have called the furry fandom one of the most misunderstood subcultures.[14][15][16][17]


The exact origin of the furry fandom is unclear due to its strange nature. Fans do agree it started in the 1980s and the it’s earliest documented origins are from the United States.[18]: 2 

According to fandom historian Fred Patten, some fans have argued the fandom can trace its roots from the 1910s or 1920s.[19]: 8  It is also thought to have its roots in the underground comix movement of the 1970s, a genre of comic books that depicts explicit content.[20][page needed] In 1976, a pair of cartoonists created the amateur press association Vootie, which was dedicated to animal-focused art. Many of its featured works contained adult themes, such as "Omaha" the Cat Dancer, which contained explicit sex.[21][page needed][unreliable source?] Vootie grew a small following over the next several years, and its contributors began meeting at science fiction and comics conventions.[citation needed] According to the documentary The Fandom, the furry fandom has its roots to anime and sci-fi conventions during the same decade.[22]

Patten stated that the concept of furry originated at a science fiction convention in 1980,[23] when a character drawing from Steve Gallacci's Albedo Anthropomorphics started a discussion of anthropomorphic characters in science fiction novels. This led to the formation of a discussion group that met at science fiction conventions and comics conventions.

The specific term furry fandom was being used in fanzines as early as 1983, and had become the standard name for the genre by the mid-1990s, when it was defined as "the organized appreciation and dissemination of art and prose regarding 'Furries', or fictional mammalian anthropomorphic characters".[24] However, fans consider the origins of furry fandom to be much earlier, with fictional works such as Kimba, the White Lion, released in 1965, Richard Adams' novel Watership Down, published in 1972 (and its 1978 film adaptation), as well as Disney's Robin Hood as oft-cited examples.[23] Internet newsgroup discussion in the 1990s created some separation between fans of "funny animal" characters and furry characters, meant to avoid the baggage that was associated with the term "furry".[25]

During the 1980s, furry fans began to publish fanzines, developing a diverse social group that eventually began to schedule social gatherings. By 1989, there was sufficient interest to stage the first furry convention.[26] It was called Confurence 0, and was held at the Holiday Inn Bristol Plaza in Costa Mesa, California.[27]

The next decade, the internet became accessible to the general population and became the most popular means for furry fans to socialize.[28] The newsgroup was created in November 1990, and virtual environments such as MUCKs also became popular places on the internet for fans to meet and communicate.[29]

Around the mid-2000s furry sites like FurAffinity, InkBunny, and Weasyl were created.[7]: 19 

According to Fred Patten, by 2010 the fandom expanded worldwide with more than 100,000 members[30]: 3  and furries began receiving more mainstream attention with some of the coverage with some of it representing the community poorly.[31] During that same decade serious studies of the fandom have started to be published.[30]: 12  Recently research on the fandom has significantly increased due to the growth and visibility of the community as well as projects like the International Anthropomorphic Research Project.[32]: 101 


Allegorical novels, including works of both science fiction and fantasy, and cartoons featuring anthropomorphic animals are often cited as the earliest inspiration for the fandom.[23] A survey conducted in 2007 suggested that, when compared with a non-furry control group, a higher proportion of those self-identifying as furries liked cartoons "a great deal" as children and recalled watching them significantly more often, as well as being more likely to enjoy works of science fiction than those outside of the community.[33]


According to a survey from 2008, most furries believe that visual art, conventions, literature, and online communities are strongly important to the fandom.[34]


Sculpture at Further Confusion

Fans with craft skills create their own plush toys, sometimes referred to as plushies, and also build elaborate costumes called fursuits,[35][page needed] which are worn for fun or to participate in parades, convention masquerades, dances, or fund-raising charity events (as entertainers).[36] Fursuits range from designs featuring simple construction and resembling sports mascots[33][page needed] to those with more sophisticated features that include moving jaw mechanisms, animatronic parts, prosthetic makeup, and other features. Fursuits range in price from $500, for mascot-like designs, to an upwards of $10,000[citation needed] for models incorporating animatronics.[37] While about 80% of furries do not own a full fursuit,[38][34][33] often citing their expensive cost as the decisive factor,[33] a majority of them hold positive feelings towards fursuiters and the conventions in which they participate.[38][34] Some fans may also wear "partial" suits consisting simply of ears and a tail, or a head, paws, and a tail.[33]

Furry fans also pursue puppetry, recording videos and performing live shows such as Rapid T. Rabbit and Friends and the Funday PawPet Show, and create furry accessories, such as ears or tails.[39]


Anthropomorphic animal characters created by furry fans, known as fursonas,[40] are used for role-playing in MUDs,[41] on internet forums, or on electronic mailing lists.[42] A variety of species are employed as the basis of these personas, although many furry fans (for example over 60% of those surveyed in 2007) choose to identify themselves with carnivorans.[43][44] The longest-running online furry role-playing environment is FurryMUCK, which was established in 1990.[45] Another popular online furry social game is called Furcadia, created by Dragon's Eye Productions. There are also several furry-themed areas and communities in the virtual world Second Life.[46] According to therapist Xu Peng, role playing in the furry fandom can be a good way relive stress.[47]


Furry fans prepare for a race at Midwest FurFest 2006

Sufficient interest and membership has enabled the creation of many furry conventions in North America and Europe. A furry convention is for the fans get together to buy and sell artwork, participate in workshops, wear costumes, and socialize.[48] Anthrocon, in 2008 the largest furry convention with more than 5,861 attendees,[49] is estimated to have generated approximately $3 million to Pittsburgh's economy that year.[50] Another convention, Further Confusion, held in San Jose each January, closely follows Anthrocon in scale and attendance. US$470,000 was raised in conventions for charity from 2000 to 2009.[51] As of December 2017, Midwest FurFest is the world's largest furry convention.[52] It had a self-reported 2019 attendance of 11,019.[53]

The first known furry convention, ConFurence,[23] is no longer held; Califur has replaced it, as both conventions were based in Southern California.University of California, Davis survey from 2007 suggested that about 40% of furries had attended at least one furry convention.[38]

Websites and online communities

The furry community is mainly a internet subculture and furries are present on most online platforms.[54]: 25–26 

This includes sites like WikiFur, a collaborative furry wiki.[55] These, with the IRC networks FurNet and Anthrochat, form a key part of furry fandom.[needs update?]

On GTA online there is a furry group called The Furry Army containing 200 members.[56]


There are several webcomics featuring animal characters created by or for furry fans; as such, they may be referred to as furry comics. One such comic, T.H.E. Fox, was first published on CompuServe in 1986, predating the World Wide Web by several years,[57] while another, Kevin and Kell by Bill Holbrook, has been awarded both a Web Cartoonists' Choice Award and an Ursa Major Award.[58][59]

Social media sites

There are online art community websites like Fur Affinity which as of 2014 it is said that Fur Affinity contains 750,000 members.[10]: 11  There is also Inkbunny, SoFurry and Weasyl; social networking sites Furry 4 Life and FurNation.[55]

Furries are popular on TikTok[60][61] where it played host to the furry versus gamer wars meme.[9] Twitter has been a hub to the community[31] with hash tags like #FursuitFriday trending on Twitter back in 2019.[62]

Furries are also present on sites like YouTube[63] with there being cringe videos against them.[6] Tumblr has been a prominent site for the community.[64] Furries are also present on VRChat[65], r/Furry, Amino, and Instagram.[31]

Furry lifestyle

A majority of furries connect to the fandom in their teen years.[66]: 313  The phrases furry lifestyle and furry lifestyler first appeared in July 1996 on the newsgroup during an ongoing dispute within that online community. The Usenet newsgroup was created to accommodate discussion beyond furry art and literature, and to resolve disputes concerning what should or should not be associated with the fandom; its members quickly adopted the term furry lifestylers, and still consider the fandom and the lifestyle to be separate social entities. They have defined and adopted an alternative meaning of the word furry specific to this group: "a person with an important emotional/spiritual connection with an animal or animals, real, fictional, or symbolic."[67]

In their 2007 survey, Gerbasi et al. examined what it meant to be a furry, and proposed a taxonomy in which to categorise different "types" of furries. The largest group—38% of those surveyed—described their interest in furry fandom predominantly as a "route to socializing with others who share common interests such as anthropomorphic art and costumes."[68] However they also identified furries who saw themselves as "other than human", or who desired to become more like the furry species which they identified with.[28][33][relevant?]

Sociological aspects and demographics

Some furry fans create and wear costumes called "fursuits" depicting their characters

One BuzzFeed news article from 2014 said if going by self reported convention attendance numbers, it would seem that there are between 5,000 and 10,000 furries in the United States.[16] The same year a paper from James Madison University said the fandom is estimated to have 20,000 to 50,000 members.[10]: 5  While CNN in 2018 and 2019 said there is about 100,000 to 1 million people in the furry fandom.[17][15] According to Emily Gaudette, the fandom makes up all demographics[5] and the Western Kentucky University stated that due to its online nature the fandom exists in many parts of the world.[69]: 28 

One of the most universal behaviors in the furry fandom is the creation of a fursona—an anthropomorphic animal representation or avatar. More than 95% of furries have a fursona—an anthropomorphic avatar or representation of themselves. Nearly half of furries report that they have only ever had one fursona to represent themselves; relatively few furries have had more than three or four fursonas; in part, this is due to the fact that, for many furries, their fursonas are a personally significant, meaningful representation of their ideal self.[11]: 50–74  However, furries, along with sport fans, report different degrees of personality traits when thinking of themselves in their everyday identity compared with their fan identity.[11]: 129–133  Some furries identify as partly non-human: 35% say they do not feel 100% human (compared with 7% of non-furries), and 39% say they would be 0% human if they could (compared with 10% of non-furries).[11]: 78 

Inclusion and belongingness are central themes in the furry fandom: compared with members of other fandoms such as anime or fantasy sport, furries are significantly more likely to identify with other members of their fan community. On average, half of a furry's friends are also furry themselves.[11]: 123–133 

Furries rate themselves higher (compared with a comparison community sample of non-furries) on degree of global awareness (knowledge of the world and felt connection to others in the world), global citizenship identification (psychological connection with global citizens), and environmental sustainability.[11]: 18 

Furries, as a group, are more politically liberal and less religious than the average American or other comparable fan groups such as anime fans,[11]: 18  while still containing contentious groups such as neo-Nazis and alt-right activists whose affiliation is partly in jest and partly in earnest.[70](Subsections on religion and political affiliation go more in depth on this.)

When compared with the general population, homosexuality and bisexuality are over-represented in the furry fandom[33] by about a factor of 10. Of the adult US population, about 3.1% of people identify as bisexual,1.4% as gay, and 0.7% as lesbian according to a 2020 Gallup update.[71] Overall about 70% of furries are LGBTQ+[72] while Paper, stated that 80% of furries identify as LGBTQIA+.[73] A report by Kameron Isaiah Dunn at the University of Texas states that

Furries can be considered a queer subculture at the very least in terms of their demographic composition. Thereby, furries have created a safe space for LGBTQ+ people composed of queer people and (mostly) allies and engage in queer processes, including aesthetic production that pertains to Muñoz Cruising Utopia.[54]: 34 

Relationship status

A study from 2007 involving 600 people stated that approximately half of the respondents reported being in a relationship, of which 76% were in a relationship with another member of furry fandom.[38]


Approximately 70% of adult furries have either completed, or are currently completing post-secondary education.[11]: 12 

Interests and other fandoms

21% of furries consider themselves to be bronies, 44% consider themselves to be anime fans, and 11% consider themselves sport fans.[11]: 32–33 

Mental health

In 2013, 6.1% of furries reported having a form of an anxiety disorder. This contrasts with the general population where the prevalence of anxiety disorders is estimated to be around 30%. The same year 9.2% of furries have been reported to be diagnosed with ADHD, while ADHD for the general population is estimated to be around 2% to 16%.[74]

Autism is higher in the furry fandom than the general population with it being estimated in 2013 that approximately 4% of furries in one study were diagnosed were Asperger’s Syndrome with it being suggested that furries are at least 2.25 times more likely to have the condition.[74] Duquesne University said that it is estimated that 10% to 15% of furries have been diagnosed or self diagnosed with autism.[75] According to Furscience this aspect is probably not unique to the furry fandom and is a characteristic of any fan group.[76] WESA, stated that the fandom has provided autistic people a place for comfort and acceptance.[77]

Sexual orientation

The furry fandom is one of the few fandoms that is not predominantly heterosexual.[18]: 7 

According to four different surveys from 2007, 2008, and 2011 14–25% of the fandom members report homosexuality, 37–52% bisexuality, 28–51% heterosexuality, and 3–8% other forms of alternative sexual relationships.[38][78][79][80]

A survey from 2020 involving 559 participants found that 28.8% of participants were homosexual, 10.1% heterosexual, 23.4% bisexual, 16.5% pansexual, 10.5% asexual, 5.8% stated they didn’t know, and 4.9% were other.[81]


The furry fandom is overall male-dominated, with surveys from 2007 and 2008 reporting that around 80% of furries are male.[38][34][78] Some scholars have argued that fandoms are predominantly male due to misogynistic practices. However, this not the case for the furry fandom.[18]: 7 

A 2016 study found that 78–85% of furries identify as male, the remaining identify as female; while most are cisgender, 2% are transgender.[11]: 10 

A 2020 study involving 559 participants found that 73.2% were male, 10.1% female, 12.5% transgender, 12.5% non-binary, 4.2% genderqueer, 5.6% genderfluid, 2.9% agender, and the remainder were other.[81]


Furscience said that furries tend to teens or young adults. Although there are many furries in their late 20s or 30s in some cases there are even those in their 70s or 80s,[82] and according to American River College furries can even be as young as 10.[83] A furtopia poll back in 2013 found the average age for the furry fandom is about 20.[84]: 275  According to a Buzzfeed article from 2014, furries are usually in the ages between 15 and 19.[16]

Furries that are over 30 years in age are called greymuzzles.[84]: 275  There are fandoms that worry younger fans push out older fans, but this is rare in the furry fandom with older furries being highly respected and viewed as pioneers.[18]: 6  Older furries typically view being a furry as more of a hobby while younger furries tend to view it as a way of life and a identifying feature to their identities.[84]: 275–276 

At Anthrocon 2019, 16% of attendees were under the age of 19.[9] A Vice article from 2017 said that the fandom has provided a place for children who do not fit in with one poll saying that about 33% of furries are in ages between 15 and 19.[85]

A survey from 2008 with 276 participants found that 25% of furries were in ages 13 to 17, 51% where ages 18 to 22, and 13% ages 23 to 28, 3% ages 29 to 35, 2% ages 36 to 40, 3% ages 41 to 45, 1% ages 46 to 50, and 1.5% ages 51 to 60.[78]

A 2012 survey with 3267 participants found that 5.3% of them were in ages 10 to 14, 39.7% ages 15 to 19, 31.2% 20 to 24, and 0.6% over age 55.[86]

A 2016 publication collects several peer-reviewed and self-published studies into a single volume.[87][page needed][88] Among their findings were that the average adult furry is between 23 and 27 years of age, with more than 75% of adult furries reporting being 25 years of age or younger, and 88% of adult furries being under the age of 30. Minors were not included in the study for professional ethic reasons.[88]: 4–7 

Region and nationality

A survey from 2008 with 276 participants found that 78% of furries are from North America, 15% from Europe, 5% from Australia, 1% from Asia, 0.7% from South America, and 0.3% from Africa.[78]

A 2020 study involving 559 adult participants from 41 countries found that 34.9% of participants were from the USA, 16.5% from Canada, 11.1% from China, 9.1% from UK, 8.2% from Germany, 4.5% from Finland, 1.3% from Australia, 1.3% from France, 1.3% from the Netherlands, and 1.1% were from Portugal.[81]


A 2001 survey found that 20% of furries were neo-pagan, 18% christian, 5% jewish, 5% non-denomination theist, 33% agnostic/undecided, and 10% atheist. While a 2008 study involving 276 participants found that 28.6% were Christian, 1% Jewish, 1.5% Buddhist, 0.5% other eastern philosophy, 6.5% Neo-pagan, 2.5% non-denomination theist, 34% Agnostic/undecided, 20% Atheists, and 5% were other.[78]

A study from 2016 found that in terms of religious preference, 23.5% of furries self-identified as Christian, 16.8% as atheist, 16.8% as agnostic, 11.0% as Pagan/Wiccan, 2.4% as Buddhist, 1.2% as Jewish, 1.1% as Deist, 0.9% as Satanist, and 26.2% as "other" (including "participants who had their own belief systems, were undecided, refused to answer, or had uncommon belief systems").[11]: 16 

Race and ethnicity

15% to 20% were members of an ethnic minority group.[89] A 2016 survey found that 83–90% of furries self-identify as White, with small minorities of furries self-identifying as Asian (2–4%), Black (2–3%), and Hispanic (3%).[11]: 7–10 

A 2020 study with 559 found that 78.6% of participants were white, 1.6% Black, 1.6% Indigenous/Native, 15.3% East Asian, 3.2% Hispanic, 0.7% middle eastern, and 0.7% were Central Asian/Indian.[81] Scholars have argue fandoms are predominantly white due to capitalism.[18]: 6 

Political afflictions

A 2012 survey with over 3000 people found that over 26% of furries were advocates for animal rights.[86]

According to Furscience in 2019 they found that 5% of furries are trump supporters, 40% liberal, 30% democrat, 15% conservative, 4% communist, 4% anarchist, 3% nationalists, and 13% were members of Antifa.[90]


One survey from 2008 with over 200 participants found that 1% of them worked in emergency services, 0.7% worked in education, 9% worked in computer profession, 1.5% were scientists, 1% worked in management, 53.2% were students, 4% worked in service industry, 10% were unemployed, and 11.6% were other.[78]: 11 

A 2020 survey with over 500 participants found that 3.3% were in the military, 16.9% were musicians, 21.7% writers, and 7.3% were YouTubers.[81]

Reception and coverage

Early portrayal of the furries in magazines such as Wired,[91] Loaded,[92] Vanity Fair,[93] and the syndicated sex column "Savage Love" focused mainly on the sexual aspect of furry fandom. Fictional portrayals of furry fandom have appeared on television shows such as The Simpsons,[94][95] ER,[96] CSI: Crime Scene Investigation,[97] The Drew Carey Show,[98] Sex2K on MTV,[99] Entourage,[100] 1000 Ways to Die,[101] Tosh.0,[102][103] Check It Out! with Dr. Steve Brule,[104] and 30 Rock.[105] Most furry fans claim that these media portrayals are misconceptions,[106][107] while the recent coverage focuses on debunking myths and stereotypes that have come to be associated with the furry fandom.[108] A reporter attending Anthrocon 2006 noted that "despite their wild image from Vanity Fair, MTV and CSI, furry conventions aren't about kinky sex between weirdos gussied up in foxy costumes", that conference attendees were "not having sex more than the rest of us",[109] and that the furry convention was about "people talking and drawing animals and comic-book characters in sketchbooks."[110] In October 2007, a Hartford Advocate reporter attended FurFright 2007 undercover because of media restrictions. She learned that the restrictions were intended to prevent misinformation, and reported that the scandalous behavior she had expected was not evident.[111]

Recent coverage of the furry fandom has been more balanced.[citation needed] According to Ian Wolf, a 2009 article from the BBC entitled "Who are the furries?" was the first piece of journalism to be nominated for an Ursa Major Award, the main awards given in the field of anthropomorphism.[28][112][113]

Huck Magazine and BuzzFeed news called the furry fandom the most misunderstood subculture in America.[14][16] While CNN called it one of the world's most misunderstood subcultures.[17]

Milwaukee Brewers broadcaster Jim Powell was sharing a hotel with Anthrocon 2007 attendees a day before the convention and reported a negative opinion of the furries.[114] Several downtown Pittsburgh businesses welcome furries during the event, with local business owners creating special T-shirts and drawing paw prints in chalk outside their shops to attract attendees.[115] Dr. Samuel Conway, CEO of Anthrocon, said that "For the most part, people give us curious stares, but they're good-natured curious stares. We're here to have fun, people have fun having us here, everybody wins".[116] Positive coverage was generated following a furry convention that was held in a Vancouver hotel where a number of Syrian refugees were being temporarily housed. Despite some concerns and warnings by staff that there could be a seriously negative culture clash if the two groups interacted, the refugee children were on the whole delighted to meet the convention goers, especially the ones in fursuits, who seemed like cartoon characters come to life.[117][118]

According to sociologist Craig J. Forsyth, more recent media attention has paid more attention on how normal furry lifestylers are, particularly surrounding furry conventions.[119]: 289 

In addition, the fandom has grown to be such a significant demographic that by 2016, the film company, Walt Disney Studios marketed their animated feature film, Zootopia in pre-release to the fandom to encourage interest in the film, which proved a major critical and commercial success.[120]

The furry fandom has been called by some scholars “the lowest rung in the geek hierarchy”.[18]: 32  According to Grinnell College, one study found that the Otherkin community looked down upon furries. Despite both communities having similar many elements.[6]

According to one article from InvenGlobal in 2021, when YouTuber Hypnotist Sappho came out as a zoophile it caused the internet to view the furry community unfavorably.[121]

One study found that 61.7% of furries from ages 11 to 18 experience bullying, higher than the average bullying rate in the United States.[15] According to Furry survey, about half of furries perceive public reaction to the fandom as negative; less than a fifth stated that the public responded to them more negatively than they did most furries.[34] Furry fans' belief that they will be portrayed as "mainly obsessed with sex" has led to mistrust of the media and social researchers.[28]

Sexual aspects

According to Mashable, the sexual side of the furry fandom is one of the most controversial point to non-furries.[31]

According to some sociologists, it appears to an extant that diversity of sexuality is welcomed in the furry community.[122]: 254  However, even in the furry fandom there are currently debates over sexuality.[7]: 24 

Sexual aspects within furry fandom include erotic art and furry-themed cybersex.[123][124] The term "yiff" is sometimes used to indicate sexual activity or sexual material within the fandom—this applies to sexual activity and interaction within the subculture whether in the form of cybersex or offline.[110][125] However, the term yiff is considered more of a tongue-in-cheek term in the fandom.[126][127]

Sexual attraction to furry characters is a polarizing issue. In one survey from 2011 with 4,300 furry respondents, 37% answered that sexual attraction is important in their furry activities, 38% were uncertain, and 24% answered that it has little or nothing to do with their furry activities.[80] In a different online survey from 2008, 33% of furry respondents answered that they have a "significant sexual interest in furry", another 46% stated they have a "minor sexual interest in furry", and the remaining 21% stated they have a "non-sexual interest in furry". The survey specifically avoided adult-oriented websites to prevent bias.[78]

A survey with 455 participants from 2013 found that 96.3% of male furry respondents reported viewing furry pornography, compared with 78.3% of female; males estimated 50.9% of all furry art they view is pornographic, compared with 30.7% female. Furries have a slight preference for pornographic furry artwork over non-pornographic artwork. 17.1% of males reported that when they viewed pornography it is exclusively or near-exclusively furry pornography, and only about 5% reported that pornography was the top factor which got them into the fandom.[128]

According to a Rolling Stone article published in 2020, one poll found that 60% of furries did not find the fandom sexual at all and the remaining 40% enjoy NSFW furry art but do not have sex in fursuits.[129] Emily Gaudette says that most furries are actually less interested in sex than how the media believes.[5] According to Women's Health, only a few furries find the fandom kinky and that there is nothing inherently sexual about the fandom.[63] According to from Craig J. Forsyth, most furries do not engage in animalistic sexual activities.[119]: 288 

Less than 1% of furries had an interest in plushophilia (sexually aroused by stuffed animal toys). The older, lower results, which are even lower than estimated in the general population, were due to the methodology of questioning respondents face-to-face, which led to social desirability bias.[79]

Vore is also present in the furry fandom with it one survey back in 2019 estimating that 11.1% of adult furries are into vore.[90] However, it is considered deviant even within the furry fandom due to it being viewed as promoting cannibalism.[18]: 142 


Both bestiality and zoophilia are viewed as deviant in the furry fandom.[130][131]: 6 [122]: 254  However, according to some surveys a small proportion of the fandom is sexually interested in zoophilia (sex with animals), but a majority take a negative stance towards it.

An anonymous survey in 2008 found 17% of respondents reported zoophilia. An earlier survey, conducted from 1997 to 1998, reported about 2% of furry respondents stating an interest in zoophilia. The older, lower results, which are even lower than estimated in the general population, were due to the methodology of questioning respondents face-to-face, which led to social desirability bias.[79] In contrast, one comparative study from 1974 and 1980 showed 7.5% of sampled students at University of Northern Iowa reporting zoophilia,[132] while other studies find only 2.2%[133] to 5.3%[134] expressing fantasies of sex with animals.

Notable furries

SonicFox is openly a furry. They are known to often participate in fighting game tournaments in the fursuit of their fursona, a blue-and-white anthropomorphic fox.[135]

SYFY called furry YouTuber Vix one of the most famous furries on the internet.[136] They joined the furry fandom back in 2014 but created their fursonas back in 2011.[31]

Fred Patten is also a notable member of the community.[7]

See also


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