by debbie on 07/08/11 at 10:22 pm
So the other day my friend BB, and by the way I’ve changed everyone’s name in this whole story, IM'd me and said she wanted to drop by and she had her new boyfriend with her. She popped in and she was with a furry and we’re all like WTF?
Now don’t get me wrong, I like furries, but I had never thought about actually dating one. I IM’d her “WTF?” and she laughed and this story was born. I didn’t know what the story would be, but I knew “WTF? My Friend is Dating a Furry” would be good enough for Jerry Springer, so I figured it would be a start.
I didn’t want to grill BB with her boyfriend right there, and they were stuck to each other like glue for the next several hours so I went out to a few furry hangouts to get a sense of what’s going on in the world of furries.
The furry population seems pretty healthy. I went to a few clubs, all of which had a respectable number of avatars there. I was keeping my eye out for humans and at the first several spots I hit there were none.
This was not my first rodeo for going to furry clubs. I have a couple of furry friends, and a couple of friends who are usually human but who sometimes bust out furry avatars. I like furries, as I said. I do think some furries can be pretty strange and are probably in need of some help, but I could also say the same thing about Republicans, Catholics, and fans of Eminem.
My friends are like furry-light; they love the avatars and spend hours adjusting prims and getting their outfits on straight. Pixel sex is not an option for them because by the time they are done dressing they’re covered in dozens of carefully adjusted prims and taking them all off only to have to put them on again later is too much work for a simple romp on the poseballs. Even my furry friends get a little creeped out by the more “into it” furrs, which is why I was surprised BB was hooked up with some sort of anthro wolf.
A furry avatar isn’t an option when you join SL anymore, so I was thinking that if nothing else comes of this research, I can report that based on the number of them seen at clubs this weekend, the furry herd seems healthy.
I had never heard of furries till I came here to SL, I thought it was a pretty cool avatar choice, but I had no idea about the subculture either. It’s pretty weird that that was a choice if you think about it- why not a goblin or a horse or a china doll or something too?
Then I ended up at a place that I realized was more about sex with things that look like actual animals than about anthropomorphic animals. When I landed, I spotted a guy having sex with a furry in a nearby room. Using the unwritten “if they’re doing it on ground level they want you to watch” rule of SL, I watched them and then IM’d them both when one of them crashed.
Debbie: Well, in a nutshell, I'm interested in what turns you on about Furries
LovesFurries: Ah, well for me at least (could be different for others) it’s just the unique experience that comes with them. It’s something that can't be achieved in RL. Just imagining how they would feel pressing against your skin with that fur, clawing you deep in your back during a good time, and the roleplay is fantastic. Hearing them purr and waving a tail at you at the sign of interest is such a turn on for me. It’s more of a thrill honestly, yes I have moments with females of my kind but it isn't fresh you know?
Debbie: Do you have a preferred species or do all furries turn you on?
LovesFurries: So far they all do, as long as they are female lol. It’s the unique experience of it all, something that can't be achieved in RL. They just seem to offer more, and the roleplay can be more in depth.
I chatted with him for a while, and also with his sex partner, who is a herm with some of her avatars, but female with the one she was wearing when I met her.
NiceKitty purrs and blinks as she looks to you "I’m a pleasure pet, nothing more.”
Debbie: So you're a pleasure pet for this place, the Animal Sex Farm, or do you go to other sims too?
NiceKitty: One goes just about anywhere ^_^ Miss, she’s a very naughty kitten
Debbie: nice So do you get a lot of use from humans?
NiceKitty: Mostly Males do, tho one loves having a Miss take her and use her. This girl’s been with quite a few humans as well as many furries and demons. Furries are rougher and more aggressive than humans and demons are just sexual beasts.
I went back to the male and asked:
Debbie: Have you thought about getting into a steady relationship with a furr?
LovesFurries: Meh, there was one, but then I guess she had this promise she forgot to keep with another furr. Which I respect, we still hang out but as for having those "moments" we don't anymore. Just hang out and chat. If another comes along the way then sure why not...willing to try anything once. It would be definitely interesting to walk in with my furry partner in a room of couples and me being the only one with a furry
So I stood around interviewing these two and BB’s wolfman logged, so she came to hang out. When I was done with the interviews with NiceKitty and LovesFurries, a whole bunch of women had arrived and we were all standing around this barn area, where there are a bunch of poseballs that will let you do unspeakable things with a whole host of different animals.
First Girl: Hi. what are you girls up to?
Second Girl: i was just chatting, and looking around
Debbie: I'm a reporter with the Alphaville Herald I'm doing a story on interspecies relationships and interspecies sex
First Girl: this is a sim for having sex with animals
First Girl: interesting. are you going to actually do it?
Second Girl: they told me what it was and i was so ashamed i was here, i would never do such a thing
Second Girl shows her best innocent look
Debbie: have sex with an animal? It wouldn't be my first
First Girl: well, it doesnt turn me on except when I am forced to do it
Second Girl grins thinking there is a theme here
First Girl: you mean a lot of the guys you have sex with are animals
Debbie: hahahahaha yes
BB: hahahah, that is funny
First Girl: i was hoping there would be some doms or dommes here
Debbie: so you like sex with animals as part of a larger degradation play? Being humiliated and forced to do it?
BB: most guys i know are animals
Second Girl nods
First Girl: oh yeah. that's what it’s called "degradation play" that phrase turns me on
First Girl: just the words are kind of a turn on for me
Third Girl: hey
Third Girl: this could be one kinky place
First Girl: don't a lot of women in sl and guys too like degradation?
Third Girl: interesting place
Third Girl: smiles
First Girl: I mean letting a horse fuck you has got to be degrading, and i bet it hurts also
Third Girl: I would think so
Second Girl: you two reporters like the idea of a pup taking you?
BB: you girls tried it?
First Girl: i have
First Girl: it was so disgusting in one way
BB: i can imagine
First Girl: but the woman who made me do it watching, and the other people...
BB: but you liked it to too?
First Girl: i liked the people seeing me do it
First Girl: weird, i know
Debbie: That’s soooo naughty, doing an animal, with people watching, it must have been hawt
First Girl: yeah, it was
Meanwhile, a gorgeous horse avatar had landed, and I was chatting him up in IM. It appeared that he had all the working equipment, so I asked him about his sex life, which was, it turns out limited only to other horses by his own choice. Humans are welcome to ride, but not ride in THAT way. I had to pose for some pictures with him, his avatar really is adorable and every girl does love horses.
The next day BB and I went back through the furry clubs, and apparently I’d been going on the wrong day, because on Sunday there were a number of human females hanging out at the furry clubs. I interviewed a few of them.
Debbie: So what brings you to a furry place today?
Classy Lady: hm, I was wandering around all my other hangouts, and they were quiet, so I thought I'd go somewhere new. I visit some furry places already, but I haven't been here before
Debbie: So are you looking just to hang out here? Pick up a guy or girl? What would be the best possible outcome of this trip for you?
Classy Lady: oh, it'd be great to meet someone and get along and stuff...gender doesn't matter, and their being furry here would be quite likely
Debbie: nice Do you have sex in SL? If so, have you ever been with a furry?
Classy Lady: yeah, I have a few times
Debbie: Ooooo, nice! How do they compare to humans?
Classy Lady: hmm... there are fewer naked newbies. or maybe they merge in better because furries don't need as many layers of clothes to keep warm, and those I've spoken a lot to, some have been shy yet really sweet... and really horny ...by spoken to a lot I mean had lots of sex with.
Debbie: So it's more of a personality thing than a "sex with an animal thing" for you. How is the sex tho?
Classy Lady: I can only speak of a few people, but it's been delicious. It's like their personality expressed through their animal persona and vice versa. And then there's all the snuggly hair and fur, and... sometimes it's quick and fast, or sweet and long... hmm...
the animal thing seems less of an issue, mostly because everyone's still humanoid. It's never bothered me, though... I do love the different kinds of penis
Debbie: Do you think you could openly date a furry, or partner with one or is this a thing on the downlow?
Classy Lady: Yeah, I'd openly date someone furry, I don't see an issue.
Meanwhile, inside the packed club, the open chat seemed pretty interesting to the people in it, and I was surprised that one of the leading talkers was human.
Debbie: So it seems like you're a regular here, why?
Perky: I wandered here a few weeks ago and met a couple nice people really. If you go to a normal "human" club most of what you'll find is guys 8+ feet tall, no AO or care about their look, hardly any grasp on the english language. I'll get messages like "hi" and nothing else or "hay u r sexy lol, u wnt 2 cam wit me or got skype?" or "mmmhhh ur ass i wnt to fuk u". So, most of the people I sit around and talk to here in this crowd mostly are a more intellectual bunch, can RP, grasp the english language and I don't get any of that kind of normal bling tard stuff that a lot of humans do. It seems most of the more creative and or intellectual people usually are really into RP or building, care about their looks and are sometimes even not human
Debbie: hahahah yes, you described the second life experience! Are you romantically or sexually involved with any of the furries here?
Perky: Yes, now and then I'll have some fun with one of my friends from here. Not as in a relationship, but just as friends and a kind of mutual thing. Mostly I just talk though, but it does happen now and then :p
Debbie: So, will you ever go back to human? How does sex with a furry compare to sex with a human?
Perky: I never gave up on humans, It's just it's more rare to find a human guy who has a nice mind. I have a friend I still have relations with once in a blue moon I'm not limited to one or the other group
Debbie: How do they compare? Is the taboo of doing it with something non-human a thrill at all?
Perky: On a mental level sex with a furry or human is no different, it all comes down to the person. On a physical level of course some furries have anatomical differences that can be exciting, some are human down there too. Yes it can be a thrill, but anything can depending on the person and how they carry themselves in certain situations.
Debbie: would you ever openly date a furry, or partner with one?
Perky: Yes, if I wasn't done with relationships here.
So I hung out there with BB a while. Many humans, almost all female, came and went and I talked to BB about her deal with her wolf.
Debbie: So, with your guy, wtf?
BB: He’s sweet
Debbie: He’s a dog.
BB: Yes, but he’s a good dog. :-p
Debbie: hahahaha. You make him beg?
BB: And then give him treats.
Debbie: You are wicked.
BB: He’s nice to talk to.
Debbie: Shhhh, you’re making sense.
So, I know I should have some sort of hard data here, like exact numbers and stuff, but I don’t. I just have the feeling that there are more humans, particularly women, in relationships with, partnered to and/or dating furries than there were, and the reason is that furries are, on the whole, a lot nicer and better communicators than the average SL male. Not that there’s anything wrong with that.
Now, as long as we don’t end up with like Planet of the Apes out of all this, it’s all good with me.