By Michael Kaplan. October 14, pm Updated February 26, pm. Instead, furries are a subculture whose members enjoy dressing up as cartoonish animals, sometimes as a sexual fetish but more often as a fun escape. In early September, the furry movement made headlines for all the wrong reasons.
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.