Nearly half of all furries sampled indicate that they currently reside with their parents (see figure above).1 Another 30% or so live with a friend or significant other, 15% live alone, and the rest report other accommodations. The high proportion of furries living with their parents is thought to be a product of two factors: (1) furries’ relatively young age and (2) their tendency to attend post-secondary education. Both of these factors may necessitate living with their parents for financial reasons. Indeed, as the figure below demonstrates, when the data for older and younger furries are split up, older furries seem to move away from their parents and into their own homes or to live with a spouse or relationship partner.
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