When asked whether their parents had ever been divorced, there was no significant difference between furries and non-furries with regard to frequency. On average, furries have 1.7 siblings. Of furries with at least 1 sibling, more reported being the oldest child (47.5%) than either the youngest child (34.5%) or the middle child (18.0%). Approximately 15% of furries reported being an only child. Only 3.8% of furries report having any children, likely owing to their relatively young age or the nature of their relationships (single, non-married, non-committed). To test this, a potential follow-up question may ask whether furries are interested in one day having children.1
Dr Sharon Roberts, Dr Courtney Plante, Dr Kathleen Gerbasi, & Dr. Stephen Reysen (four co-founders of the International Anthropomorphic Research Project - IARP)
HOT OFF THE PRESS!
Our latest article "Chasing Tail" in #JSexResearch discusses the relative weight of sexual/social interests as predictors of furry identity.
Non-sexual motivations are much more strongly correlated with furry identity!
New Publication! After slogging through data, drafts, and peer-review, I'm pleased to present our paper over motivations to join the #furry fandom! Thank you to @furscience @tara_n_bennett and everyone who made this possible! Fantastic end to the semester! https://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/NXGAHBRCREYRVKSWYWF6/full?target=10.1080/00224499.2022.2068180