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    Default Anthropomorphic sexuality

    To what degree do creatures, objects, or aliens need to resemble human physiology for most people to find them "beautiful" in the sense of "social attractiveness"?

    I don't usually find animals appealing even when they are anthropomorphized. I may find them likeable socially, friendable, and sometimes can contemplate a longer-term relationship with some characters like, say, Judy Hopps from Zootopia. But I don't usually see them in a "physical intimacy" sort of way... initially.

    More often than not, I stumble upon some fanart depicting said characters in a different light expressing themselves in a way you don't usually see. To be blunt, most anthropomorphized animals (and objects) are family-friendly animations which do not express an overtly amorous or provocative nature (i.e. stretching, bending, walking, or touching in a seductive manner).

    It's usually after exposure to this new depiction that I begin to find them attractive. Not all. I still have a type.

    These fan-alterations also change how I see characters that are meant to be human such as Betty Boop or Marge Simpson. Sometimes these moments actually occur within the context of the source material. For example, on Futurama, I didn't initially find the Decopoidian Edna attractive until she started trying to makeout with Fry.

    But I'm forced to wonder... what specifically am I attracted to?

    I don't like the concept of Furries. The idea that you can somehow cosplay/role-play as an anthro is strictly ridiculous. The fan-depictions usually transfer physical human attributes that are more commonly desirable. But obviously some attributes remain strictly animal: the nose, the ears, the feet and legs, a tail, sometimes even the mouth retains a bestial shape.

    However, there have been people who have gone to great lengths cosmetically, surgically, to obtain an appearance that is more animalistic and yet they don't usually look attractive in the same way these cartoon depictions potentially can.

    So wherein lies the magic? The balance between neutered innocent representative of other-worldly imagination and the ultimately malformed abomination resultant of interfering in nature should be a more or less alien existence which somehow retains a powerful attractive quality to human senses.
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    I dunno man, but Beastars is pretty good and everyone should check it out

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fynn View Post
    I dunno man, but Beastars is pretty good and everyone should check it out
    I saw an Instagram story with a rabbit about to give head to a wolf and I said nope.


    I'm good.

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    It’s really good tho


    If it makes you feel better, she doesn’t end up giving him head!

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    Good question, I am definitely not someone who is into antromorphic animal/human hybrids. I never saw the appeal.
    I guess for some people it is enough to see somewhat human proportions and they can be attracted ? That said, it is much more normal to find animated characteres nice, because they share attributes of real people. Take the FFVII:Remake cast for example. So many ppl swooning
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fynn View Post


    It’s really good tho


    If it makes you feel better, she doesn’t end up giving him head!
    Of course you would like it you have a Beast avatar.

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    No but like itís an honest to God amazing show about society and the human condition and it just has so many layers to it and the characters are amazing and just

    Itís a sold anime that shouldnít be denounced as ďjust furry stuffĒ is what Iím saying

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    I've almost watched that show. But I'm so busy finishing up other series.

    Some other examples of fanart changing my perspective: Isabelle from Animal Crossing, Smurfette, and Gadget from Chip and Dale.

    To be honest, I've always been into Maid Marian from the original Robin Hood animation, no fanart necessary to push the line.

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    Not for me. I couldnít entertain the idea of any kind of relationship with an anthropomorphic animal. I mean, Iíve occasionally touched myself thinking about Nannie from Count Duckula but who hasnít?

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    Eh, I don't mind it and don't consider it any weirder than other kinks out there.

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    did someone say furry?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bubba View Post
    Not for me. I couldn’t entertain the idea of any kind of relationship with an anthropomorphic animal. I mean, I’ve occasionally touched myself thinking about Nannie from Count Duckula but who hasn’t?
    can we talk about this post please

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    No, heís actually very present. Bubba is our penance for our sins.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Psychotic View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Bubba View Post
    Not for me. I couldn’t entertain the idea of any kind of relationship with an anthropomorphic animal. I mean, I’ve occasionally touched myself thinking about Nannie from Count Duckula but who hasn’t?
    can we talk about this post please

    What if there is a God and he has simply abandoned us
    This post is literally THE BEST post of the past 3 years on EOFF and it almost went un-noticed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by THE THREAD STARTER
    I don't like the concept of Furries. The idea that you can somehow cosplay/role-play as an anthro is strictly ridiculous. The fan-depictions usually transfer physical human attributes that are more commonly desirable. But obviously some attributes remain strictly animal: the nose, the ears, the feet and legs, a tail, sometimes even the mouth retains a bestial shape.
    QFT man I'm the same way, not a furry fan.

    Shegoth or whatever though from Mortal Kombat III with the three arms, though, hoo boi.

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