Just Like You Has Arrived!

Starting December 1, continuing every Thursday for the month, Furscience will be releasing its evidence-based, anti-stigma, PSA-style, tongue-in-cheek, web series to promote public awareness of furries and their fandom and to encourage people who have questions to seek scientific answers, not turn to Youtube (unless it’s Furscience!) or fictionalized portrayals (CSI, we me you!). It takes the more G-rated versions of what people mistakenly assume furries do “in their fursuits” and plays that out because, behind the fursuit is a person, just like you who goes wine tasting, for example. All of the videos will be released on both Youtube and Vimeo here, so share, like, comment, like, share, and share some more because the more people see, the more people are aware. These videos were a lot of work (more to say on that later), but they were fun to do at the same time. Many people were involved in the creation of these videos (way more people to thank later!), so please do check out the credits at the end of each video. If you want to comment on a video, but don’t want to do so publicly on the various video platforms, or have any suggestions for the type of video series you’d like to see in the future, please contact feel free to contact Dr. Sharon Roberts or the Admin for this page....

Furscience at CanFURence. CBC notices.

Dr. Roberts attended the inaugural CanFURence in Ottawa. She held the science of Furries panel (to standing room only!) and brought some healthy positive coverage from a very curious national media (CBC). Here is the article the CBC published the next day and a link to the full interview with Dr. Roberts and a Furry on CBC Radio-Canada’s All in a Day with host Alan Neal.  ...
New Furbook available for download, and it’s free!

New Furbook available for download, and it’s free!

The boffins at Furscience have been working diligently and have decided to release an ebook that covers the first 5 years of research into the fandom, and it’s available to view and download for free. Click the pic below to view and download PDF (about 3 MB, full of Furry facts and data!). Click the social media icons below to share and spread the...
Furry is not a Fetish

Furry is not a Fetish

The Oklacoma City news site The Lost Ogle recently ran a piece in response to the cancellation of Oklacon. The piece itself is generally sympathetic to furries and appears to take their side against the banning of Oklacon from Oklahoma State Parks. My problem with the piece, however, has to do with a lingering problem with the inaccurate way the media, as a whole, have come to understand the furry fandom – as one part fetish, one part fursuit. On the one hand, we should all be relieved that media coverage of furries has been on an upswing in the past decade, where furries were characterized unsympathetically as freaks; indeed, most furries can almost reflexively rattle off the names of television shows, magazines, and websites that contributed to the stigma furries have feared and felt from the general public whose knowledge of furries is little more than what they’ve heard from these sources. It would seem the media have grown tired of the same old narrative that reads “Look at these freaks in costumes! Aren’t they just so perverted and weird? Can you believe how bizarre their sex lives are?” Instead, modern media pieces about furries read more like this: “It’s unfortunate the way society has treated these harmless sexual deviants. We, for one, are open-minded enough to say ‘go ahead and do whatever crazy sex thing you want!” I think many of you will agree that while the latter story comes off as kinder, it nevertheless comes off as a bit back-handed. And the reason why is pretty apparent when laid out this way: the media, despite wanting to be sympathetic to...