So, remind me, internet. What was the deal with that whole debate I remember there being a while back about if "furry" was an "inherently sexual fandom"? Who was trying to make it out to be one, and how did that end up getting resolved? Because it strikes at something pretty fundamental to me, as an asexual person whose esthetics definitely lean away from human and more toward anthropomorphic other-things.
I never felt like the label fit me cleanly. I don't draw erotica (at least that is recognizable as such) because I'm just not oriented that way, and like 70% of what goes on at a furry con is people buying, selling, creating, and commissioning it. I never fit in there. But I'm not sure where I do.
So ... could I even? Is there space for G-rated Ace Furries?
@dodec I don't know the answers to most of your questions, but I know plenty of people who are furries who aren't interested in the fandom's sexual elements, so you are in good company. (there's, e.g., plenty of non-sexual roleplaying content on the muck Spindizzy that I frequent)
@dodec I think there definitely is. -F
@dodec The furry fandom isn't inherently sexual. We just tend to be sex-positive.
@dodec What's going on here is the usual thing where anything that's sex-positive gets labelled as ““perverted””, misrepresented, and shunned.
@dodec we should make one. I've been drifting away from the fandom over the last 10 years, because I didn't see a place for me, asexual and agender, in it.
furry and sexuality
@dodec caveat: I'm a sexual person who enjoys the sexual side of things, especially the weird perversity that furry can get to
but I don't think they're inherrently linked in my mind. I think I'm just sexual, and that extends to my interests.
like, there's bound to be sexual people who like bowling a lot, and happen to have bowling related sexual fantasies, and would like to meet more bowlers who share other interests, but bowling isn't inherently sexual
furry and sexuality
@dodec even as someone who likes the sexual, I also appreciate the general aesthetics of furry, and would very much like to share that portion with you and other people without making you feel unwanted because you don't share *every*aspect of everything I like
even within furry, I tend to like brightly painted funny-animal cartoons, and don't understand tf, but there's room for both and much more
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