In a series of focus groups,1 participants were first asked whether they believed that the fandom was getting better or worse. 71% of the sample believed that the fandom was getting better, while a small minority (4.2%) said that they felt the fandom was generally getting worse. Similarly, 56% of the sample said that they were getting increasingly more involved in the fandom, while 4% of furries indicated the opposite, that they were attempting to distance themselves from the fandom. These numbers largely coincide with other data on fan trajectory in the furry fandom.2
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