Furries are individuals who are especially interested in anthropomorphic or cartoon animals e. They often strongly identify with anthropomorphic animals and create fursonas , identities of themselves as those anthropomorphic animals. Some practice fursuiting , or wearing costumes that resemble anthropomorphic animals. Furries have been portrayed as sexually motivated in the media and popular culture, although little empirical research has addressed this issue. If some furries are sexually motivated, they may be motivated by an erotic target identity inversion ETII : sexual arousal by the fantasy of being the same kinds of individuals to whom they are sexually attracted.
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The furry fandom is a subculture interested in anthropomorphic animal characters with human personalities and characteristics. The term "furry fandom" is also used to refer to the community of people who gather on the internet and at furry conventions. The furry fandom has its roots in the underground comix movement of the s, a genre of comic books that depicts explicit content. Many of its featured works contained adult themes, such as "Omaha" the Cat Dancer , which contained explicit sex. According to fandom historian Fred Patten , the concept of furry originated at a science fiction convention in ,  when a character drawing from Steve Gallacci's Albedo Anthropomorphics started a discussion of anthropomorphic characters in science fiction novels. This led to the formation of a discussion group that met at science fiction conventions and comics conventions. The specific term furry fandom was being used in fanzines as early as , and had become the standard name for the genre by the mids, when it was defined as "the organized appreciation and dissemination of art and prose regarding 'Furries', or fictional mammalian anthropomorphic characters".
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