I noticed there's a few furry
noders around. Yes, yes, this is a "getting to know you
" node and yes, it probably sucks
. But then, what's wrong with that. And no one's gonna complain if it doesn't swallow
I also wanted somewhere to post the following. I've started writing it on a couple of other nodes already but it didn't really fit.
A common theme amongst those discovering their inner furriness seems to be a willingness to accept other approaches to their sexuality.
WWWWolf recounts (on his website, http://www.iki.fi/wwwwolf/furry/sexual.html) almost identical changes in attitude towards other sentient creatures as I experienced.
Before discovering furries, I'd already realised I wasn't 100% straight. But then, I wasn't gay (which seems to exclude any desire for het relationships). In fact, I didn't feel that "sexual orientation" really meant much - it's just a set of filters that one puts in place to reduce opportunities for sexual gratification.
Okay, that goes beyond WWWWolf's commentary - but it's in the same vein.
So, what is fur pride
To quote the Fur Pride homepage (URL removed: site defunct, sadly
It's the ideal that gay furs should feel confident and proud of both their gayness and their furriness.
Too often I would talk to furs on mucks to discover they were still in the closet about both their sexual orientation and the fact that they were furry.
, of course, goes beyond sexual orientation
. What I find notable
is that so many more furries seem
to be bi-sexual
The point I'm rambling towards is that I think the straight-jacket of "normal
" sexual roles
(i.e. gay/straight) is more easily relinquish
ed than the acceptance by one's self of furriness