7.1 Prevalence

While the definition of therian may differ depending on who you ask, it can be loosely defined as people who identify with a non-human animal (see 7.2, Animal Identification for more on this). Knowing the prevalence and characteristics of therians is important in our...

7.2 Animal Identification

Therians often define themselves as people who identify with non-human animals, a definition which is distinct from that of furries, whose interest in anthropomorphic media does not necessitate identification with non-human animals. To test whether furries and...

7.3 Nature of Connection to Species

Given that therians feel a sense of connection with a non-human animals species,🐾 we participants, furry, non-furry, and therian, questions about the nature of their felt connection to their favorite animal species (e.g., fursona, animal one identifies with)....

7.4 Age of Origin

In another section, we found that, on average, furries are in their early twenties and have been in the fandom since their mid-to-late teens.🐾 Given that the experience of many therians is that a felt connection to animals was a feeling they had inside, rather...

7.5 Phantom Limb

In a recent study of furries and therians, we asked participants to indicate whether or not they had ever experienced the phenomenon of phantom body parts—that is, sensations from a limb or body part that was non-existent. Many people who have had amputations...