He Feels He’s Getting Too Many “Creepy” Contacts from Furries

Nov 11, 2014 1 Comment by

Author: Hey Papabear and gang, I’m often getting in contact with furs I’ve never met before, typically on Twitter. I love getting to know new furs, but I’ve started to notice a lot of furs who tend to, for lack of a better term, creep me out a bit, whether it’s by contacting me way […]

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Furries and HIV – Revisited

Aug 20, 2014 24 Comments by

The furry community is often perceived to be at risk of a HIV outbreak because we are closely sexually interconnected, far more so than a normal social group. Fear is a natural response. All people are naturally risk averse. We prefer to pretend that scary things like HIV don’t exist. We prefer to be ignorant. We can no longer afford this luxury.

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Overcoming Prejudice Against Furries

Feb 08, 2014 8 Comments

Author: Hi Papabear, This question is not for me specifically, but for potentially all furries. How would one best describe furries to someone who all they know about furries is the “bad stuff”? EG: That one CSI episode. I feel like if all that a person knows is the bad stuff, it would be hard […]

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Understanding Father Just Needs a Little More Reassurance That All Furries Are Not Furverts

Jan 29, 2014 1 Comment

Author: Dear Papabear, This evening, I took the opportunity to come out about me being a furry to my dad. As one would expect, he was a bit confused about it at first, but then the dreaded light bulb turned on. Luckily, he took it quite well initially. I was surprised at either how well […]

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Michigan furs roam social networks after Midwest Furries closes its doors

Jan 23, 2014 1 Comment

Author: GreenReaper Michigan furs have lost a central online community with the closure of the Midwest Furries forum (previously known as Michigan Furs). Webmaster Gir Tygrin decided to close the forum after evaluating competition from more general social websites and consulting with members. A server failure halving site capacity triggered the decision: Thanks to a failure […]

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Furries sought to appear on ‘Dr. Phil’

Jan 11, 2014 3 Comments

Author: Equivamp Okay, so an anon here totally called it, but CBS Television Distribution is calling for stories from people who are “Furry And Proud”: Are you interested in fictional animal characters with human personalities and proud of it? Do you like to dress up as your favorite animal character and go to Anthrocon, Further […]

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Review: ‘Furries: Enacting Animal Anthropomorphism’, by Carmen Dobre

Jan 10, 2014 2 Comments

Author: Fred Furries gives a candid commentary that reveals details about ‘fursuits’, ‘fursonas’ and the ‘furry fandom’. Award winning photographer Carmen Dobre continues her examination of ‘furries’, who they are and how they perceive themselves. Documentary style portraits alongside one-to-one interviews reveal the intriguing passions of people whose human identity is challenged by their love […]

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Photographer Carmen Dobre seeks insights into furries via 360° home panoramas

Jan 10, 2014 2 Comments

Author: GreenReaper If you were waiting for a coffee-table book mixing fursuiting and cultural research, Furries: Enacting Animal Anthropomorphism might be it. It was created by Romanian Carmen Dobre, a Master in both cultural studies (Univ. of Bucharest) and photographic studies (Leiden), who is pursuing a PhD at the Bucharest National University of Arts. [tip: Dr. Kathy Gerbasi] The 152 […]

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Furries descend on Lake Murray

Jan 08, 2014 1 Comment

Author: Here is an article in the January 6 edition of the San Diego Reader: http://www.sandiegoreader.com/news/2014/jan/06/stringers-furries-descend-lake-murray/ It describes a recent furmeet at the Lake Murray reservoir in San Diego, California. Furries descend on Lake Murray Everyone was hugging, laughing, riding motorcycles, and playing tag By Gloria Ciprian, Jan. 6, 2014 On January 4, LMFAO arrived […]

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A Quick Answer for Some Good Information on Furries

Jan 07, 2014 1 Comment

Author: Hi Papa bear.  I was wondering how to talk to stubborn patents about furries. My parent recently looked at my tumblr and email seeing questions about fursuits. From some of the people on tumblr I follow she saw “bad” things. How do I explain to her that not all furries are bad. Koma the hybrid […]

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Furries here at Castleton

Nov 17, 2013 1 Comment

Author: Here is an article, dated November 16, in the Castleton Spartan, the student newspaper of Castleton State College in Vermont, USA: http://www.castletonspartan.com/furries-here-at-castleton-1.3120059 It describes the furry fandom, with input from furries Scott Santamore, Amanda “Pine Cole” Green, and Meghan Hakey. Typical hobbies for college students often include blogging, drinking or playing a sport, but […]

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Furries on TruTv – Hardcore Pawn

Nov 06, 2013 4 Comments

Featuring Skroy, Kody Collie, Frisbee, Blizzard and Ghimno. Some comments from Skroy on the video: It was actually Kody’s idea. It was a short drive away from a hotel during a convention that we were at and he thought it would be fun. He asked for my help so he’d have a translator and I […]

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Fuzzy Logic: Episode 95 – AHHH Real Furries

Oct 25, 2013 1 Comment

Author: Smokescale Aquatos Ladies and gentlefarps! We have come to episode 95! AHHHH!!! Real Furries Kyo could not be present due to being stuck filling out health insurance forms for all the hookers he stabbed. In his place, we have a guest on the show by the name of Anaktis! He tells us about the […]

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Could Furries Set Up Some Kind of Independent Furtopia?

Oct 23, 2013 1 Comment

Author: Hey Papabear! My question here isn’t too important, so feel free to put more important ones forward. This is just a curious question that I was wondering what your thoughts were. Anyway, over the weekend, I attended a small furry party with some good friends. Eventually, conversation turned to how I want to move […]

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