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I don't see the big deal about furries. There are some terrible ones, and some nice ones, just like in any other fandom. And it is only a fandom. I see no problem with the furverts either...some of the porn-art I just dont get...but some of it is tasteful and nice to look at, for both artistic and sexually-appealing reasons. I think it was Freud who said 'the only unhealthy sexual practice is none at all'...which I agree with, in exception of anything involving children. If they like it, let them.

I do get annoyed by anyone confusing otherkin and furries. But there IS an overlap there. I'm a were artist, which comes from somewhere between my imagination and my therianthropy. And were artist is almost a subcategory of furry. I have a fursona...but it is simply a wolf/werewolf with the same eye/fur color as mine. But even it if werent...I think most people can see the appeal in character design...its fun, as is seeing other artists bring it to life in their own way.

But the point is...we're talking apples and oranges. Its like getting a religion confused with a hobby. Its unfortunate that uninformed individuals DO confuse these...but thats preventable. I hear people often say "I'm a dragon, I'm a wolf, etc," which of course sounds confusing. Or saying "I'm otherkin." Of course people are going to make incorrect parallels if they've heard these things before. When I came out to the only two people I have...I didn't use terms they may have heard before...that may mislead them. I explained my beliefs without labels. There is no confusion there.
I don't see why the furry community is always associated with bestiality.
skorpio Wrote:I don't see why the furry community is always associated with bestiality.

Furries -> sexual attraction to anthropomorphic animals -> sexual attraction to animals -> bestiality

It's a fairly straightforward line. Even if it doesn't apply to the vast majority of furries, it seems to me easy to see why the association is made.
Prince Wrote:I am in part a furry, I don't see what the big deal is. there are extremists in every fetish or sub culture, you don't see furries blowing up buildings or killing people in the name of the mighty fur, so I don't see why people have such a problem with them/us. No I'm not a fur suiter, no I don't like intercourse in fur suits, but I do like furry art, so sue me.

Same here.

I also don't get why being otherkin (in many people's minds) always overlaps with being a furry. I'm both, but my fursona is a snake, which is totally different from what I think I am spiritually.
I see otherkin and the furry fandom as two completely different subcultures. I didn't even know what a furry was when I first signed up here.
Furries and otherkin are somewhat related concepts that share a few aspects and some members, that's about it.

1) my opinion of furries
A bunch of overall nice people gathering around an overall nice franchise too often overly indulged in sexual aspects and drama, but then there's drama everywhere on the internet.

2) why people think differently
A lot of people like sex, and a lot of people are ashamed that they like sex.
Being that I am part of both communities(for better or for worse) I find it hilarious that the arguments against each are much the same (Steretypical and otherwise baseless) although the majority of Furries I know either don't go on about this stuff or whatever spiritual connections they may feel with their Fursonas, or are typically kept on the downlow..which makes sense as it is generally a secular affair by nature. That being said, many furries have spiritual leanings in this direction, and many kin have gone to the Furry community for the homey and generally more relaxed feeling it offers, not to mention being able to express other aspects of ourselves in a way that modern society doesn't necessarily allow for in our daily routines. It really is a good feeling to converse with someone who is just as likely to return a friendly sniff or bark or what-have-ya
As for the sexuality bit..sure it's there, don't ya'll masturbate and screw and whatnot? The amount of people who dress in Fursuits is small, the ones who bone in them even smaller. Lest we forget the vast quantities of human fetishes out there(Your mileage may vary) Better point, since we by definition identify as something other than human, presumably we mated other species? Our own I would think, and multiple for kin with multiple lives..see, you've already slept around quite a bit haven't ya? Are you involved now? Are they the same species that you identify as? No? It's Interspecies. Are they human then? Yeah? Interspecies by merit of energetic nature. This goes especially for therians, you guys already practiced "bestiality" (Incidentally, Zoophilia is a modern, nicer term).
Are you telling me that you're not attracted your own species in any way? I think we're getting far too concerned with our "present conditions" here in terms of bodies, and are now defining ourselves exclusively as the meat we're dragging around all day(and not neccessarily by choice). This turned into more of a rant than I planned on, but this being a "Spiritual" community I like to think that we're generally a bit more enlightened than this. Just think about it.

(P.S. - The "Can animals consent to stuff" thing is a completely different topic but feel free to make a thread on it. None have gotten a definitive answer but it could be an interesting chat.)
Varkadevi Wrote:Better point, since we by definition identify as something other than human, presumably we mated other species? Our own I would think, and multiple for kin with multiple lives..see, you've already slept around quite a bit haven't ya? Are you involved now? Are they the same species that you identify as? No? It's Interspecies. Are they human then? Yeah? Interspecies by merit of energetic nature. This goes especially for therians, you guys already practiced "bestiality" (Incidentally, Zoophilia is a modern, nicer term).

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(P.S. - The "Can animals consent to stuff" thing is a completely different topic but feel free to make a thread on it. None have gotten a definitive answer but it could be an interesting chat.)

Actually, under the hysteria, yes it is related. The only secular reasons for a bestiality taboo are the inability of a Terran animal to consent (if this is indeed the case) and the fact that it's physically harmful to at least some pairings - for example, human semen causes damage to a horse's reproductive tract. That's a big difference from having sex with a member of another species who definitely can not just consent but give informed consent, and whose body is configured to do so without collateral damage.

However, I sincerely doubt that being furry is a "gateway drug" to sex with (nonhuman) animals; it doesn't seem terribly credible. I wouldn't be surprised to find zoophiles hiding under the furry label, on the other hand, but given the population numbers I'd expect even that to be rare if it happens.

-Shaynin
Heh, I am a furry, so that's a start. However, my fursona is a rabbit. Unfortunately most dragons that I have seen there have been kind of "kinky", or have some kind of mightiness craving (in my opinion). However, a lot of them seem to think that Otherkin are quite weird, so it's kind of double edged. And well, there are the furries that do stuff that scares the hell out of you, those that are really kind and rational, and those who really are meanos. And that's that.
I think furries are fine. I am one my self but ALSO dragonkin and I know the differences. I'm also dragon-hearted/Dutch Angel Dragon-hearted. They are a very spiritual kind of furry species actually now I think about it.

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