The “Furry” Phenomenon: Characterizing Sexual Orientation, Sexual Motivation, and Erotic Target Identity Inversions in Male Furries

@article{Hsu2019TheP,
  title={The “Furry” Phenomenon: Characterizing Sexual Orientation, Sexual Motivation, and Erotic Target Identity Inversions in Male Furries},
  author={Kevin J Hsu and J. Michael Bailey},
  journal={Archives of Sexual Behavior},
  year={2019},
  pages={1-21}
}
  • K. Hsu, J. Bailey
  • Published 2019
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • Archives of Sexual Behavior
Furries are individuals who are especially interested in anthropomorphic or cartoon animals (e.g., Bugs Bunny). They often strongly identify with anthropomorphic animals and create fursonas, identities of themselves as those anthropomorphic animals. Some practice fursuiting, or wearing costumes that resemble anthropomorphic animals. Furries have been portrayed as sexually motivated in the media and popular culture, although little empirical research has addressed this issue. If some furries are… 
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