Real fur is frowned upon at all furry conventions, in the same sense that leaping in front of speeding locomotives is frowned upon at comic book conventions.
I loved The Lion King when I was younger and I had a weird obsession with Nala. Look at her face, shes so sweet, and she can sing really well!
I think we, humans, find things covered in hair more cute. We're more attracted to things covered in hair.
She's the kind of chick that turns heads, like Jessica Rabbit or that anthropomorphic fox on the Animaniacs.
"When people hate, I just remember, we're furries, we embarrass ourselves every day! What can people say to make it worse?"
— Roxy Rat
That ducknote is smart. And apparently on the internet, that duck is very sexy to some people. That's OK. I ain't gonna judge anybody, 'cause... you'll do you, and I'll do me. And we won't do each other—probably.
Curse you, Cameron, for making me "OK" with soft core berry-blue flavored furry tiger smut!'!
— Torg from Sluggy Freelance
Yeah, sure. Furries are the only people in the world who have sex and everyone else is just jealous.
— Uncle Kage
Freud said that the only unusual sexual behavior was not to have any at all.
You'd be surprised how many fetishes there are involving Sam and me.
— Max, Sam & Max: The Penal Zone
They dress up like animals and then don't have sex with one another? That is so twisted.
— Montana Diaz Herrera, Back To You
Some people tell me, 'You only go to these conventions to have sex!', to which I reply, 'Go over there. Do ANY of those people look like they've EVER had sex?!'
— Uncle Kage, at Furry Weekend Atlanta '10
(referring to Chewbacca's family)
Alright, terrifying thought, but I'm charging ahead with it. If you're a furry, are you turned on?
Contrary to normie belief, the brony fandom was one of the most significant ones in the development of Web culture, creating a community which sent the clear message that it's okay for grown-ass men to like cartoons, which always had that stigma of being a children's medium even more than anime did. It was an Internet revolution, bringing with it a culture of artists and musicians that dominated the web, not like a cancer, but like a mutation, changing all that it touched to be a little bit lighter and softer. If anything, I would credit them for making furries popular in the eyes of people who wouldn't otherwise consider it - it's only a small jump from horse fan to furry fuck (source: former horse fan, now furry fuck).