November 3, 2014 by jayce428
I was just searching the internet searching random stuff and I Googled ‘Pet Play vs. Furry’ just curious if anyone had taken a shot at explaining to those who don’t know that these are two different things, and came across this website called kittenplay.activeboard.com a user on the site had take a decided that she was going to explain it to people who didn’t know the difference. This is what she wrote:
“Definitions from wikipedia…
Furry: a person with an important emotional/spiritual connection with an animal or animals, real, fictional or symbolic. This can be acted out sexually as well as other areas of life. This can be combined with petplay.
Pet Play: a form of erotic sexual role-play where one or more of the participants takes on the role of a real or imaginary animal in character, including appropriate mannerisms and behavior, and sometimes a partner will act as another animal, or, in a sexual context, may take the role of rider, trainer, or caretaker (or even breeding partner).
The principal theme of human-animal roleplay is usually the voluntary or involuntary reduction (or transformation) of a human being to animal status, and focus on the altered mind-space created. The most common examples are probably canids (pup, dog, wolf), felines (cat, kitten, lion) or equines (pony, horse). Human-animal roleplay is also used in a BDSM context, where one person may be a ‘slave’, treated or used as an animal by their Mistress/Master.
And just to be complete, there is another one that I’d like to define that you may or may not have heard of.
Therianthropy: (my own definition) Where the person believes that they were a specific animal in a past life, such as reincarnation. They have a deeper connection to this “soul animal” and often experience mental, phantom limb, and dream shifts. In mental shifts, they take on the mentality of the animal, phantom shifts include the feeling of having a tail, ears, or even wings in some cases (depending on the animal) that are not really there. Dream shifts are when you actually take on the form of your animal in dreams. There are people who speak of physical shifting…but so far that seems unattainable, despite what some people may try and tell you.”
Anyway it sorta kinda bothered me that someone would go onto Wiki thinking that all the information that is posted on that site is legit. I’m like: ‘Really? They’ve been active since 2001, and your teachers tell you not to use Wiki for a resource for your papers.’. I thought something like this would have been nipped in the bud a long time ago, because everyone who has used the internet for more then four years should know that it’s open source and can be altered by anyone.
A Wiki user had written that furries are ‘people with an important emotional/spiritual connection with animals’, and I’ve seen furries before and not all of them emotionally connect with animals there is a majority that are furries for escapism. I don’t blame them but the rest of that is true, some furries are sexual in their animal persona, and will have sex in their fursuits. Even to the point modifying their suits to have like a dog-like cock and anal region (not as dog like).
And someone had the audacity to say that pet play was only an erotic form of role-play, that is not the case. Some people have sex with their human-pets but it really depends if both want to, but there are others who are only pets and would say ‘you wouldn’t have sex with your dog’. Well maybe you would but that’s not the point. Pet play can be a lifestyle where they live it 24/7 and others only are into pet play for role-play, but you can’t just say ‘a form of erotic sexual role-play’ it’s like saying ‘only’ or ‘never’ to someone who has no idea. Because when you’re laying down text there is no way for someone to ask questions on websites like Wiki.
I am going to take a stab at the subject to help people better understand where furry stops and pet play starts, and giving a better understanding because it’s important for when someone is writing they have to pretty well spell it out like the reader understand to be through. This way any questions someone may have can be answered within the post or article.
Thank you for taking your time to read this post. I apologize that the first post you got in the week was a rant, but I do legitimately appreciate you taking a small chunk of time out of your day to read this.