Question: So, I have a question about furrydom. I don't personally consider myself a "furry" per se, I don't have a fursona, I don't want a fursuit, etc. However, Furry Bara artwork makes up a large portion of the porn I consume. I'm not, and I know that most furries are not, attracted to real animals. So what do you think is the root cause of this attraction? I'm interested in your take on the psycho-/anthopological meaning of Being Attracted To Humanish Animal Men.
it just might hit your aesthetics better? i’ve talked before about how furry art filled a niche for a lot of people who felt spurned or just unable to connect to a lot of gay porn or other mainstream gay media - that there was a lot in it that we couldn’t find anywhere else, particularly tenderness and that sort of cornball romance that straight dudes got and we didn’t.
like, the thing is: i’ve read mainstream gay comic porn. and… i don’t like pretty much most of it! i hhhhhhate the art style in Class Comics and the like, this sort of rubbery he-man meets tom of finland meets 70s/80s marvel comics deal. i just don’t like the way it looks! the aesthetics hell of put me off! and this goes double for that one time they tried to cash in on furry art themselves with “ani-males”, and that was awwww-ful. and a lot of live action gay porn does the same. the framing, the aesthetics, just the way they do things, i just don’t feel the same connection. usually when i do find live action stuff i like, it’s by amateurs.
furry art frequently has a lot of artist styles and framing and BODY TYPES that get glossed over in other outlets, is all. a lot of furry porn does this content better than anybody else. consider outside the ‘furry’ part and think of how else this work differentiates itself from other gay content you could consume - the way it frames itself, what kind of body types it has, and even the way it’s different to somewhat similar material, because ‘furry’ is not necessarily the one and only thing to consider here.