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    15 Truths About Being A Furry That People Want To Know But Are Afraid To Ask

    No, it's not all about sex.

    Hi, my name is Josh, but you can call me by my furry name — Moonraiser. I've been a furry for more than 10 years, and in that time I've learned that people have a LOT of misconceptions about what it means to be a furry.

    So, to help people better understand the furry community, here are some things everyone should know:

    1. Furries have been around longer than you think — since the early 1980s!

    2. The furry fandom is NOT all about sex.

    3. Furries tend to gain confidence when wearing a fursuit.

    4. Fursuits take hundreds of hours to make, and they sell for thousands of dollars.

    5. The process of making a fursuit is rather extensive.

    6. It can get rather toasty inside a fursuit. You're encased in fake fur, after all!

    7. The majority of furries don't own a fursuit.

    8. Furries take on an identity different than their own — known as a fursona — and play around with it in public.

    9. Furry conventions are a blast to participate in, even if you're not a furry!

    Here I am on the left getting my groove on at Denfur 2019!

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    10. The furry community helps out our friendly neighborhood critters.

    11. The furry community is a sanctuary for the LGBTQ community.

    12. The community is also supportive of anyone who may be struggling psychologically.

    13. When fursuiters go out in public, they aim to create happiness wherever they go.

    14. The furry community is very family oriented.

    15. There is a lot of negative publicity aimed at furries, but it doesn't stop us!