However, there's a degree of moral ambiguity here regarding the "be bad for them" thing. Maybe they find their lives to be fulfilling in spite of what we believe. Maybe this is the way they were meant to be, and they're getting a kind of catharsis out of addressing their insecurities like that.
A lot of bdsm fetishes seem rooted in some kind of insecurity from both sides and perhaps some lack of self validation. That doesn't make it wrong. In fact, they may learn about themselves by exploring that.
That said, I don't think it's responsible to just say "it is what it is we should let people find fulfillment however they see fit". I wouldn't shrug at a heroin addict who said "fuck you I think this is fulfilling".
Idk, sorry if the flipflopping is frustrating. I just think this is genuinely a grey area XD.
At the end of the day, we don't even have enough facilities to help all the people who are actually fucking asking for our help with their mental health. Maybe we should work on them before we consider the people who "need our help but don't realize it yet".
Actually I guess if you do it for like 7 years to cover up a beastiality fetish, you might eventually get bored. Then you start doing group sex to fill that hole. But it's still not enough. Your friend jim tells you about this party, and when you show up someone has brought a wolf and has subdued it then you be enticed to proceed instead of leave. Hence a support group to help keep the sex healthy.
Again, I guess it's about how you rationalize the fetish.
I don't think the lots of you understand that most furries have issues of some sort, thus resulting in their awkward and cringey appearances and behavior. According to the Furry Survey, about 18% of zoophiles, and a decent number of furries have issues with identity.
A lot of them have some sort of mental problem, like this individual:
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I have a really close friend who happens to be a furry. He's an extremely honest man with a passion for art, both of his fursona and otherwise. He's one of the funniest people I know, and also incredibly talented. He suffers from clincal depression. We've talked at length about how just because his art resembles someone else's that he considers a "role model" doesn't mean he's copying. He judges himself harshly, and he is worried that other people will unfairly judge him because of this one trait of his that literally doesn't effect you in any way. I view it very similar to gay marriage. If that man and that man get married tomorrow, it won't effect you one bit. If that man and that woman hook up and fuck in their fursuits and call each other by their OCs then it literally doesn't effect you one bit.
With that said, this is still fucking hilarious.
And if you don't find animals with human features attaractive, it doesn't mean that pepole that find it attaractive are mentally ill you dumbass. It means you are mentally ill because you can't accept their culture. While furries are harmless to society, you throw shit at them and their culture. It can grow up to killing pepole, which means you're more dangerous for society than furries.
You can give an infraction, it will only confirm how immature you are.
If you can find some research that could back your opinions then maybe we can progress past this brick wall of communication. But so far what I see is discrimination based on the actions of minorities of the movement, and that kind of discrimination is frowned upon with literally anything else.
I'm just saying that people should look out for others in the community to ensure that the sex life stays healthy by offering support for each other.
Also, animal abuse for sure happens. It's just not reported because animals can't report it? People would definitely have sex with people in animal costumes or inanimate objects made to look like animals before working up the courage to actually fuck any animal.
Idk. Interesting topic. Wikipedia says that for male furries, 50.9% of the furry art they browse is pornographic in nature. Non-heterosexual sexual orientations are also overrepresented in furry circles. That implies that it does have something to do with sex.
We're basically at a total impasse because we have no way of collecting statistics about the sexual assault of animals. Anyway, though I think it's reasonable to have a concern, people seem to be going a step further and assuming there is a correlation without evidence. Thus far, even out of the anecdotal evidence, someone has found a weirdo who likes to post unnerving tweets about poop... Which had nothing to do with the bestiality point?
How about we practice a little more "innocent until proven guilty"???
Personally, I think that as long as "furryness" is not a pervasive aspect of someone's life (to the point where they would literally walk around dressed in a fursuit at home for example), it should still be considered as normal. It's only when people actually get into fursona and shit like that that it's actually scary from my point of view.
I'm not a furry.
Anyone who pretends that being a furry is anything other than sexual is deluding themselves. Look at this recent study, which looks at habits among the furry community. Hot take: 99% of male furries have some amount of sexual motivation for being a furry: https://link.springer.com/article/10...508-018-1303-7
Keyword here is anthropomorphic. I can't speak for others but I was never disputing this point. But the keyword here is antropomorphic. They ain't about to go out and fuck your dogs.Furries with ETIIs would experience both sexual attraction to anthropomorphic animals and sexual arousal by fantasizing about being anthropomorphic animals
We're arguing about whether we should be worried about a connection to bestiality, and associated questions.
Arent Humans Animals?
I Like Ice Cream
im not an animal :/