Introduction

Fur Science! A Summary of Research from the International Anthropomorphic Research Project ® 2016 FurScience and the IARP (Plante, Reysen, Roberts, & Gerbasi) Courtney N. Plante  Iowa State University Stephen Reysen Texas A&M University-Commerce Sharon E....

14.1 Age

To test whether convention-going samples of furries differed significantly from online samples of furries, we compared the results of our largest online furry survey🐾 to the results of a convention-based survey conducted at around the same time.🐾...

13.1 Status of the Fandom

In a series of focus groups,🐾 participants were first asked whether they believed that the fandom was getting better or worse. 71% of the sample believed that the fandom was getting better, while a small minority (4.2%) said that they felt the fandom was...

12.1 Gender Disparity

Given that the furry fandom is predominantly male,🐾 the fandom itself may be seen by female furries as a male space. In fact, one study found that 81% of women in the fandom considered perceived it to be a “boys club.”🐾 Whether explicitly stated or...

11.1 Wellness

There is a tendency for people to moralize statistical deviance, to assume that those who are different are morally wrong or dysfunctional. It serves a number of protective functions for people, including preserving self-esteem and maintaining a positive self-image in...