Furry Network’s new content policy gets panties in a bunch.
by Patch O'Furr
Sorry, I couldn’t resist a flippant headline. I’m laughing with the subjects of the story. Some of the crinkly among us will consider panties and similar undergarments to be literally just something to wear. And who am I to judge? It’s not my place to “change” them.
This reminds me of an amusing topic at Reddit’s r/furry community. It asked, if furry fandom had a motto, what would it be? Winner- “Yes, I am into that”.
There’s an endearingly permissive spectrum of Things Furries Are Into. At the far end is a topic that’s naturally going to be more uncomfortable than any other. You see, quirky curiosities like Vore aren’t going to happen outside of fantasy and imagination.
This one (let’s name names – “cub”, babyfur, littlefur, AB/DL, age play) is likely to be nothing but consenting role-play. But people get squeamish. We’ve all been vulnerable kids or responsible caretakers at some point. I don’t like slippery-slope overreaction, but it makes an extreme test of the coexistence of two fundamentally different camps.
I call it the Big Umbrella from Disney to Dirty. Day and Night furs. This shouldn’t have to be said but many furries want NOTHING to do with dirty stuff. The divide of clean vs. adult is unresolvable with this hobby. But you have to remember that your parents had sex AND raised kids. Duality is part of life. Handling it poorly is a problem with neurotic, puritanical America, where sex is scary and murder is entertainment. Torture-porn is box office gold but a TV nipple-slip is a scandal.