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Posted by: Naked at Dawn ( )
Date: August 01, 2019 07:56AM

I wonder what it would be like to be a Mormon and a furry. My family got in trouble for our alternative lifestyle choices (naturism), but furries, o therkin and other fandoms are a whole shade more Jack.

I googled Mormon furries and found that they actually have a Facebook group! Some of them even attend Anthrocon!

Furry conventions have a rep for being raunchy. It kinda puts double ear piercings into the shade. How does this fit with Mormon dress code?

Are General Authorities even aware of what furries are? Probably not. That's why they are not banned.

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Posted by: dagny ( )
Date: August 01, 2019 10:38AM

I can't even understand what you are talking about (thank gawd).

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Posted by: tumwater ( )
Date: August 01, 2019 12:18PM

I'm with you dagny….

But letting my imagination go unchecked, my guess is that furries are groups that like to run around like animals, i.e. back to the stone age wearing animal skins and letting all the body hair go wild.

Fandoms are people that have the same twisted likes and dislikes, i.e. cults.

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Posted by: dagny ( )
Date: August 01, 2019 12:26PM

Maybe a fandom of hirsute folks grooming each other for lice like similar animals? J/K

I'm too old for that stuff. I don't want to be running around playing Tarzan and Jane in the wild. I appreciate the modern invention of deodorant.

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Posted by: Jordan ( )
Date: August 01, 2019 02:21PM

tumwater Wrote:
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> I'm with you dagny….
>
> But letting my imagination go unchecked, my guess
> is that furries are groups that like to run around
> like animals, i.e. back to the stone age wearing
> animal skins and letting all the body hair go
> wild.
>
> Fandoms are people that have the same twisted
> likes and dislikes, i.e. cults.

They seem to dress up more like the folks at Disneyland and mascots at football matches AFAIK

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Posted by: elderolddog ( )
Date: August 01, 2019 12:28PM

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Furry_fandom


Almost as bad as people who golf!!

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Posted by: Lethbridge Reprobate ( )
Date: August 01, 2019 12:29PM

Close

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Posted by: elderolddog ( )
Date: August 01, 2019 12:37PM

Yeah, or those who shoot at helpless orphan skeet!

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Posted by: dagny ( )
Date: August 01, 2019 01:16PM

How would you know they are golfers if they are not wearing polyester pastels or plaids?

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Posted by: tumwater ( )
Date: August 01, 2019 03:50PM

Wow, was I off base. Running around in animal costumes sure didn't cross my mind.

If these people were in kindergarten or grade school I could better understand if they were putting on a play but grown ups just for fun, again wow.

My imagination ain't what it use to be.

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Posted by: dagny ( )
Date: August 01, 2019 04:28PM

I know, right?! WTF.

I would have never guessed either.

I think I was influenced by the OP's moniker that had the word Naked in it. Apparently that is not related. Heck, I still don't know what that whole thing is about.

I just hope no one starts a thread about their baby or clown fetish groups. ;-)

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Posted by: Silver Machine ( )
Date: August 02, 2019 11:57AM

dagny Wrote:
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> I know, right?! WTF.
>
> I would have never guessed either.
>
> I think I was influenced by the OP's moniker that
> had the word Naked in it. Apparently that is not
> related. Heck, I still don't know what that whole
> thing is about.
>
> I just hope no one starts a thread about their
> baby or clown fetish groups. ;-)

Adult babies? That's one rabbit hole you don't want to go down. I saw them on Jerry Springer once, but that's enough.

I know some furries are into "yiffing", but I don't think most of them do that. Seems a weird thing for straight laced Mormons to get involved in.

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Posted by: dagny ( )
Date: August 02, 2019 04:21PM

LOL

I could have gone my whole life without learning about yiffing. If I ever get bored, now THERE'S something new to try!

Does anyone happen to have an open crotch lemur suit I can borrow?

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Posted by: Lot's Wife ( )
Date: August 02, 2019 11:12PM

Dave does. It's part of the kit you get when you join the American Atheist Society.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 08/02/2019 11:13PM by Lot's Wife.

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Posted by: Dave the Atheist ( )
Date: August 03, 2019 09:41AM

dammit !

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Posted by: Lot's Wife ( )
Date: August 03, 2019 07:40PM

What--I wasn't supposed to give it away?

Then there's no way I'll mention the goats.

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Posted by: Dave the Atheist ( )
Date: August 03, 2019 10:20PM

I was only helping the goats get over the fence.

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Posted by: elderolddog ( )
Date: August 04, 2019 02:24PM

"I did not have sexual intercourse with that fluffy panda!"
--Judic West, former President of the United Snails of America

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Posted by: Dave the Atheist ( )
Date: August 03, 2019 10:19PM

I love to golf but my ball keeps hitting the windmill blades.

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Posted by: Lot's Wife ( )
Date: August 07, 2019 10:36PM

Wow. That must hurt.

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Posted by: Shinehah ( )
Date: August 01, 2019 12:41PM

To each his/her own but I'll leave the furr to my cats.

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Posted by: sd ( )
Date: August 01, 2019 01:16PM

They dress as Cureloms and Cummons. They are real popular at conventions where the most common comment about them is WTF is that?

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Posted by: Jordan ( )
Date: August 01, 2019 02:19PM

I was inclined to think that Furries were degenerate, but they seem more like kids who just have a hobby and family money when I've looked into it. Not sure that it is any worse than dressing up at Halloween.

Where it gets crazeee is when they start thinking they are the characters/animals they dress up as.

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Posted by: Elder Berry ( )
Date: August 06, 2019 01:56PM

"Not sure that it is any worse than dressing up at Halloween."

What about cross dressing? Just as harmless to you?

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Posted by: exminion ( )
Date: August 01, 2019 02:27PM

I don't know what "furries" are, either, althouth I refer to our pets as such.

I did see a lot of weird people in costumes in San Diego a few weeks ago....

"Kids who just have a hobby and family money." Not good.

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Posted by: Dr. No ( )
Date: August 01, 2019 04:01PM

Dressing up this way would have made missionary work more enjoyable

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Posted by: Tevai ( )
Date: August 01, 2019 04:07PM

Dr. No Wrote:
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> Dressing up this way would have made missionary
> work more enjoyable

:D

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Posted by: Susan I/S ( )
Date: August 02, 2019 06:04AM

I am old but I knew what it was :P They were on a detective show but I can't remember which one.

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Posted by: dagny ( )
Date: August 02, 2019 10:29AM

LOL! I'm impressed, Sus I/S!

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Posted by: fossilman ( )
Date: August 06, 2019 11:54AM

One of the episodes of the original CSI (Las Vegas). My wife and I still refer to it when the topic of anything fuzzy or furry comes up.

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Posted by: AVT-16 ( )
Date: August 07, 2019 08:18PM

I saw that Detective show too! It was on the ID Channel. Thats how I know about Furries

Apparently It is some kind of group that has dress up costumes in Furry animals - and have sex with out disclosing who you are.

Very strange!

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Posted by: Susan I/S ( )
Date: August 07, 2019 09:43PM

Yup, that was the show. I remember thinking EEEEEWWWWWW! Not really to the dressing up but the, uh, well, how hygienic can that be if you mix sex in. I think about the black light test......

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Posted by: dagny ( )
Date: August 08, 2019 12:15PM

Susan I/S....black light LOLOL. You went there! Too funny. I had the same thought. Who is going to clean those fuzzy suits? Just ewww.

I thought of you when this thread came up. If you ever get tired of making cute bears, you have the talents for a new career: custom furry suits!

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Posted by: babyloncansuckit ( )
Date: August 02, 2019 07:22AM

It’s all fun and games until someone gets locked in a cage with a live gorilla.

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Posted by: elderolddog ( )
Date: August 02, 2019 08:29AM

Trading Places

There was a lot more to that movie than just Jaime Lee Curtis!

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Posted by: jay ( )
Date: August 03, 2019 07:46PM

Keep ‘em coming please —-

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Posted by: Dave the Atheist ( )
Date: August 02, 2019 09:38AM

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Posted by: pugsly ( )
Date: August 02, 2019 07:05PM

Featured on the original CSI Crime Scene Investigation. Husband and I laughed for days after seeing that episode.

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Posted by: Jordan ( )
Date: August 02, 2019 07:14PM

pugsly Wrote:
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> Featured on the original CSI Crime Scene
> Investigation. Husband and I laughed for days
> after seeing that episode.

Well I looked on Youtube, and found a genuine furry discussing that episode (don't worry, it's safe for work)
https://youtu.be/yVUY3Qf64Gs

I know masks aren't allowed in church vuildings, so that's one reason full suited furries are never to be found in them. I suppose they could wear those clip on tails though.

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Posted by: Gheco ( )
Date: August 02, 2019 08:24PM

The “furry” thing is all about sex in costume, much like adult cosplay.

Just a matter of time before LDS senior executive management learns this.

Great video clip of Mika learning this...

https://youtu.be/Tp76cHN2FDU

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Posted by: Jordan ( )
Date: August 02, 2019 09:32PM

Gheco Wrote:
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> The “furry” thing is all about sex in costume,
> much like adult cosplay.
>
> Just a matter of time before LDS senior executive
> management learns this.
>
> Great video clip of Mika learning this...
>
> https://youtu.be/Tp76cHN2FDU

I've never been a fan of these two (won't go into why), but you've got to admit they crossed a bit of a line here. It was a terrorist incident, in which an attempt was made to poison a large number of people, which could have injured or killed them.

They may have a bizarre hobby but they are still human beings and aren't doing anything illegal.

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Posted by: Gheco ( )
Date: August 02, 2019 11:00PM

Jordan Wrote:
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> Gheco Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > The “furry” thing is all about sex in
> costume,
> > much like adult cosplay.
> >
> > Just a matter of time before LDS senior
> executive
> > management learns this.
> >
> > Great video clip of Mika learning this...
> >
> > https://youtu.be/Tp76cHN2FDU
>
> I've never been a fan of these two (won't go into
> why), but you've got to admit they crossed a bit
> of a line here. It was a terrorist incident, in
> which an attempt was made to poison a large number
> of people, which could have injured or killed
> them.
>
> They may have a bizarre hobby but they are still
> human beings and aren't doing anything illegal.

I agree and am not condoning their actions. If anything the clip serves as a Ron Burgundy, will read anything off the TelePrompTer cold. With that being stated, the age of the clip, and the fact no one was actually injured, I did find the clip to be funny.

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Posted by: jay ( )
Date: August 03, 2019 07:48PM

I hope so. I can’t imagine dressing up like that for any other reason.

“You’ll do what? Hand me the gopher head.”



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 08/03/2019 07:48PM by jay.

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Posted by: Martin ( )
Date: August 02, 2019 09:54PM

Checked out the LDS furry page on Facebook. They have over four hundred members. Wow! Just wow!

I'm amazed this hasn't come up on here before.

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Posted by: jay ( )
Date: August 03, 2019 10:23PM

Has being a furry ever lead someone out of the church?

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Posted by: babyloncansuckit ( )
Date: August 03, 2019 09:38AM

Furries are in the world but not of the world.

This is what happens when religion gets too boring. Just wait, after TSCC accepts gays, acting on your fur-bearing tendencies will be a transgression.

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Posted by: Dave the Atheist ( )
Date: August 05, 2019 09:58AM


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Posted by: dagny ( )
Date: August 05, 2019 10:31AM

Now THERE'S a party animal.

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Posted by: Not British ( )
Date: August 05, 2019 11:06AM

https://www.vox.com/2014/12/10/7362321/9-questions-about-furries-you-were-too-embarrassed-to-ask

So what is a furry, then?

In the broadest sense, a furry is someone with an interest in anthropomorphized animals — that is, animals who have been given human characteristics, like an ability to talk or walk on their hind legs.

That encompasses a wide spectrum, from people who are simply fans of TV shows and video games featuring anthropomorphic animal characters (like Sonic the Hedgehog or Pokémon), to people who develop a highly specific furry character ("fursona") they identify with, to "*therkin" who see themselves as not fully human on a spiritual or mental level.

Dr. Courtney "Nuka" Plante, a social psychologist at the University of Waterloo and member of the Anthropomorphic Research Project team, analogizes furries to other fan groups, like comic book enthusiasts or Trekkers. "It has its origins in the science fiction fandom," he said. "If you like comic books with characters who are like animals, or artwork with humans with animal traits, those would be considered forms of furry artwork."

2) Is being a furry just a sexual fetish?

No, though, like with any other fan interest (video games, comics, etc.) there are sexual themes present. While sexual activity with other furries (known as "yiffing," after the sound foxes make during sex) is part of the subculture for some, others maintain a non-erotic interest in the subject.

8) What kind of people are furries?

Fur-suiters before a rehearsal of the musical Furry Tales, the night before Anthrocon 2007. (GreenReaper)

Surveys suggest that furries are overwhelmingly male and white, are disproportionately likely to be gay, bi, or trans, and skew younger, with an average age in the mid-20s.

The 2012 survey synthesis estimated that 79.2 to 85.7 percent of furries at conventions were male, as were 78.3 to 84.6 percent of furries active online. A majority were atheist (44.36 percent) or agnostic (9.47 percent); 23.19 percent identify as Christian, 3.94 percent as Pagan, 1.91 percent as Wiccan, and 13.72 percent as "other."

Convention attendees were a bit older (24 to 27.1) on average than online furries (23 to 25.6) but in both cases the group skews quite young. Perhaps reflecting that, only 3.8 percent of furries have one or more children, according to survey evidence. Furries don't make significantly more or less money than the general US public and tend to be significantly more left-leaning politically. And they're much likelier than the public at large to report a non-straight sexual orientation, with well under 30 percent reporting exclusive heterosexuality:

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Posted by: babyloncansuckit ( )
Date: August 05, 2019 11:33AM

“people who develop a highly specific furry character ("fursona") they identify with, to "*therkin" who see themselves as not fully human on a spiritual or mental level.”

Self identifying as part spirit animal isn’t compatible with gospel doctrine, but I think church leaders have been smacked down enough over stupid stuff that they’re wise enough to not make anything out of it.

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Posted by: Phazer ( )
Date: August 06, 2019 01:49PM

Perhaps for the lds furries screwing in the sack with a costume brings more pleasure than screwing with garments on.

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Posted by: Elder Berry ( )
Date: August 06, 2019 01:58PM

Wearing garments is Adam and Eve cosplay.

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