Furries: One of the Most Misunderstood Communities

By Lauren Evans

We all know someone who likes a dress up, whether its cosplay or fancy dress. But there’s one community who faces backlash for such hobbies – furries.

Furries are people who have a unique interest in anthropomorphic animals, and they often express this like for animals by dressing in ‘fursuits’ and taking on the persona, also known in the community as fursona, of such furry creatures.

So many of the public have a distaste for furries due to the widespread misconception that the furry lifestyle is a strictly sexual hobby.

Thirty seven year-old furry Martyn says: “I can guarantee for most furries it’s just an excuse to have fun and go wild.”

Martyn and Ray discuss some of the misconceptions surrounding the furry fandom.

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