The Sound and the Fur(r)y Part 6: Cubs and Diaper Furs
Our patience with the dance competition long but exhausted, we made our way back to the main concourse just beyond the first checkpoint where we cornered a group of four young men. Hayley again made introductions that garnered their interest, and they proved more than happy to speak with Hayley. They were able to provide a few key insights regarding furry culture in answer to our questions, and I have summarized these in the following five points:
1. Furry costumes can cost between $2,000-4,000. This at least explains why furry fandom appeals mostly to single men who don’t appear to be spending that money on dates.
2. Adderall and meth are popular drugs at furry conventions, along with alcohol, Oxycodone, Vicodin, Xanax, and MDMA. Because as if being surrounded by furries wasn’t fucked up enough, why not throw some hardcore narcotics into the mix as well?
3. “Full furries” are those suits that cover the entire body (such as Mr. Fox from earlier and those at the dance competition), while “partial furries” may consist of just a head, gloves, tail, etc.
4. Some furries wear diapers, ostensibly as a natural consequence of full furry costumes that restrict one’s ability to easily access toilet-related needs. So in a way, furries are just terrestrial astronauts. And astronauts are interplanetary furries.
5. Cub pornography is banned on furry websites such as furaffinity.net. Don’t know what cubs are? Our interviewees explain in the clip below. Plus, Hayley offers her concluding thoughts on the nature of furries. God bless her, but you know you’re threading a thin needle when the furry you’re describing is skeptical …