Talking Furries, Fursuits, and Anthro Porn with Rhea Algarin

In many ways, my sexual awakening didn’t come from finding a nudie mag or staying up late at a friend’s house so we could sneak downstairs and try to watch scrambled porn on their tube TV. Nope. It actually came from seeing Lola Bunny on the big screen in Space Jam. I’ve been fascinated with anthro porn and furries ever since but it wasn’t until my late teens when I learned about any of the terminology or the sub-culture that had formed. Yay, exciting! Only problem was, that everybody I knew hated furries and if I didn’t want to be treated like them, then I needed to jump on the furry hate wagon too… which, unfortunately, I did.

But this past year I’ve really started to embrace my inner furry.

At first, it was all about the furry and anthro porn. I was just really into the intense gay furry comics of Tokifuji and perusing furry porn galleries like those found at e621 or The Yiff Gallery. But it wasn’t long before I just found myself falling in love with the art in general; which brought me to the likes of Falvie, Pollo-Chan, Iskra, Kaity Cuddle, and so many others.

Next thing I knew, I found myself browsing pet play and costume piece sites like Kitten’s Playpen, and then there I was ordering my first cat tail and ears set (which will hopefully be on its way to me soon!). Overall, it has all been pretty great and I’m having fun starting to even consider a fursona for myself.

Yet, I still struggle with a lot of shame and self-stigmatization about it all. I mean, I’m already a non-monogamous, queer and non-binary trans sex blogger who writes about ethical exhibitionism, cum play, and now here I am getting immersed in furrydom and talking about how hot and bothered I get by anthropomorphic animal porn…

So, I really wanted to talk to another furry, possibly a fursuiter [a person who owns and typically wears animal based costumes associated with the furry fandom].

Enter: Rhea Algarin, a well known furry and fursuiter, who I first noticed in a posting of a wicked photo gallery on the World of Furries facebook page. Reaching out to her allowed me the tremendous opportunity to learn more about furries, unpack my own baggage about being a furry myself, and share all of that with you. I hope that you enjoy learning from Rhea as much as I have!

Rhea's 2016 Halloween shoot is what initially drew me to contact her about her fursuit.
Rhea’s 2016 Halloween shoot is what initially drew me to contact her about her fursuit.

 

Furries and their Fursonas

So, what exactly are furries? While a number of definitions exist online [here’s a really great one] everybody who identifies as a furry seems to have their own personal idea of what that precisely means. Rhea describes this differentiation as a diverse range of understanding, “on one side all you really need to have to be a ‘furry’ is an interest and love for anthropomorphic animals. Then there is the group that feel much more akin to the animals and feel they have a spiritual connection with them.”

As such, the involvement that people have with the community seems to stretch all the way from a casual interest in anthropomorphic characters [non-human beings that are presented with human characteristics] and art to Otherkin identities, which is loosely defined on the Otherkin Community Wiki as: “people who identify in some internal way as non-human.”

Regardless of where somebody seems to find themselves in that range, one consistent seems to be the development of, or an interest in, a fursona. What is a fursona, you ask? Luckily, that’s a little less ambiguously defined. “[Your] fursona is the character that you have created to represent yourself within the furry community,” explained Rhea. “It is your furry side and how you like to be known to others. Some people have and stick to one fursona (like me) and others have lots that they change between.”

NOTE: there are also those who are more interested in “nekomimi/catgirl” personas [mostly human characters with feline/cat-like ears and/or tails], or “ferals” [characters or fursonas that carry almost no human traits at all].

Feeling a little lost? It’s okay, I was too not too long ago. I think one of the best ways to start wrapping your head around it is to listen to furries themselves.

 

Rhea’s Story

Rhea first learned about the furry community back while she was attending college in the latter half of the 90s. It was around this time that she also went to Anthrocon‘s (“the world’s largest convention for those fascinated with anthropomorphics“) inaugural gathering as her first official convention event. “I [had] always been a furry but I didn’t know there was a name for it, and others like that, until then. It was amazing, and a little intimidating at the time. There were a lot of people in these fursuits that looked amazing; it was a lot to take in at first but I loved seeing it all.”

Really, it shouldn’t be surprising that Rhea had found herself interested in anthropomorphism long before discovering furries. Cultures all around the world have been fascinated with part-human-part-animal beings, or human-like animals, or animal-like-humans, for a VERY long time. I mean, Greek mythology is absolutely bustling with half-human-half-animal creatures and gods such as centaur, satyr, minotaur, harpy, and Medusa/gorgon. Ancient Egypt had it’s fascination with bird headed Gods such as Horus and Ra, as well as the jackal headed Anubis.

Hell, even pop culture and Hollywood loves furries too. Just look at Disney. The entire foundation of that corporation is built on a foundation of furries like Mickey & Minnie Mouse, Donald & Daisy Duck, Scrooge McDuck, Darkwing Duck, Bernard & Miss Bianca [The Rescuers], Chip & Dale, Gadget, Launchpad McQuack, Pete, Robin Hood, all of them; anthropomorphic animals. Many of them; ducks…

Rhea’s fursona was taken from a White Wolf tabletop RPG game she was playing when she first learned about the fandom. “I was playing Rhea at the time, and totally loved her, and thought she would be a great fit. I don’t think I intended her to be permanent at the time, but she just became a part of me and who I am over time… She has a ton of backstory, far more than I could easily get into here. But to sum it up she is a Magical Warrior Priestess of Gaia. She fights corruption to save the world and its people. She is a very kind and gentle, person but strong in her resolve. She is a leader and one who always tries to do her best to help. And isn’t above being a bit flirty at times because she likes to bring a smile to people’s faces.”

The longer I spent talking with Rhea, the more I realized that her fursona meant so much more than just some roleplay fun. “Rhea has a very special meaning to me and I do feel extremely close to the cheetahs, and have a pretty feline personality. While yes, I’m obviously human, I am of the mindset that if technology existed I would become my avatar without giving it a second thought.”

“[Rhea is] polite, and graceful. Sometimes playful, it can also depend on what outfit I have on… Perhaps you could say she is an ideal that I hold myself too. In a lot of ways she is who I strive to more closely become. But at the same time, we are one in the same. She is an aspect of myself, and one I’d like to be more like. Having her and being her has helped me to become a better person, I think.”

Once Rhea went to her first con, she found herself quickly invited into a community that didn’t judge or stigmatize her for her furry interests like everyone else did. “Furries are pretty supportive, I think. Sure there are still going to have the negative people that any group will have but it’s been my experience by and large that most furries are much more accepting then most other groups seem to be. And that helped me to be comfortable with the fursuiting.”

 

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Speaking of Rhea’s suit, it was built by her roommate, and fellow furry, Astaira Naira.  It’s made of stretch velvet and has had many revisions over the years. In an early version, Rhea was actually covered in fur but once the heat of being in there got unbearable she finally asked for a lighter version, which is what you see today.  “It’s so much cooler! The other thing I liked about this one is that it lets me have suits and more jewelry options. I really do like the style and look [too], I think it gives a bit more realism.”

But realism isn’t necessarily the end all be all of a great fursuit. In fact, Rhea believes what makes a truly outstanding fursuit is balance. “Here’s the thing, for me, the trick to a good fursuit isn’t how realistic to the animal you get but how good you are at blending human and animal traits together, as well as keeping to your chosen animal. It’s how you blend those two aspects that get you a good suit.”

In the end though, it’s really up to the individual how they develop their fursona and whether they go for a full fursuit, just some fur/pet play accessories, or nothing at all. For some, the community and creativity simply isn’t of any interest to them, they’re just there for the bunny babes and sexy fox folk banging each other. And you know what? That’s cool too.

Because furry porn, is hot af.

 

“Furry Porn” and Erotic Anthropomorphism

While Rhea personally does not engage in any sexual activity while wearing her suit, she does enjoy some of the NSFW anthro/furry porn art in circulation, as well as the occasional racy fan-fix. Furries are just something in general that Rhea finds incredibly attractive and seductive. “I do find them very erotic, personally. Either to be that creature, or to be with it. It’s the transformations that I like, being able to immerse yourself in a world where someone becomes a furry and explores that new form and nature in wonderful ways.”

But what is it precisely that people find sexy about furries? Well, like most other attractions or sexual interests the explanation isn’t all that exact.

“Oh my goodness, that’s like asking ‘what’s pretty about this flower?’ Or, what do you find attractive about one girl over another,” said Rhea. “Furries are just sexy to me. There is something about the mix of animals, creatures, and human that I find alluring. The fur, wings, tails… I just do.”

And if that’s all that Rhea needs to be accepting of their furry self, then maybe that’s all I need too. Same for you also. If you’re reading this and you’ve been really trying to justify or explain your attraction to furries and furry porn… well, maybe you don’t have to right now. Maybe, we can just find solace in the fact that there are a LOT of us out there who are into this, and it’s okay to enjoy it without having to have a “reason” why.

Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to go put on my bunny ears and collar while I drool over some hot furs.

NOTE: Thursday updates will be re-posts from mxnillin.wordpress.com, which was permanently suspended by WordPress due to their sexphobic anti-porn and anti-sex work policies. This post was originally published on November 10, 2016. Click here for the full story.

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5 Awesome Hardcore Furry Femboy Porn Comics

Right off the bat, as a queer and enby trans person, I just want to say to any and all self-identified crossdressers, femboys, sissies, traps, etc. out there: your experiences and motivations are valid. You are worthy and this blog will always be as safe and welcoming a place to you as it is for queer and trans folk as well. While I do hear a lot of the criticism over how femboy, sissy, and trap porn creates harmful perspectives of trans people, I feel that interest in those activities, even if it just for sexual gratification, is in no way a threat to my existence. I refuse to further stigmatize those who partake in feminization and crossdressing simply because the ignorant masses are unwilling to educate themselves on gender expression, identity, and diversity.

Just please, don’t use transphobic slurs in your public posts on your sex Tumblrs, or whatever.

One more time for those in the back:  crossdressers, femboys, traps, etc. are valid and NOT a threat to, or an enemy of, the queer and/or trans community. There are enough divides among us; let’s not perpetuate violence and ignorance toward each other.

Now, onto the porn! The comics below all feature one or more super cute, and sexy, furry femboys as their leads. I love these ones in particular because they do not conflate femboys with trans people, nor do they use any transphobic terminology. Also, they’re hot as fuck, so, yay!


 

marty-hardblush Cross Platform [by Onta]

Marty is gaming with his friend Jesse, while their friend Mu watches. When smack talk develops between Marty and Jesse, their egos quickly lead to them making a big bet: whoever loses next has to put on Jesse’s sister’s clothes and be slave to the other for the rest of the day. Poor Marty, of course, loses and a deal is a deal. But nobody anticipated just how sexy as fuck he would end up looking in those tight fem clothes…

Seriously, this has been, like, my go to, favorite, furry porn comic for months now. The art is outstanding, Marty looks so fucking banging in that skirt and tight tank top, and the quick threesome scene, complete with double blowjobs, double penetration, and gloriously messy cumshots, make it hard to pass up. Plus, at just under 20 pages it’s a great read for a quick ‘bating session.

If you dig this, be sure to also read A Good Thing and Projections, two other furry porn comics from Onta featuring Marty and Jesse having hot sex.

 

arcana-tales-kit-ch-2-2Arcana Tales Chapter 2 [by Powfooo and Chinpo]

Chapter 2 is a great jumping on point. It follows Kit, a young, femboy, cat thief, as he travels with his new friend Rufus, a buff warrior bull. Making their way into a large city, Kit is curious as Rufus seems to be hiding something. The two find themselves at the door of Miss Mila, a renowned alchemist who Rufus hopes will help cure him of the intense, blinding, lust crazes that sometimes overwhelm him. Unfortunately, this requires Kit to gather a sizable sample of cum from Rufus’ monster cock. Win for us, though!

For more incredibly hot fembody art and comics, follow both Powfooo and Chinpo on their Tumblr blogs!

“What about Chapter 1?” you ask. Well, the first chapter can be found plastered on various free sites, HOWEVER, these uploads have been stolen and redistributed from their source: the gay furry porn site, Hardblush. So, I’m going to actually encourage you to consider getting a Hardblush membership so that you can read Chapter 1, as well as a lot of other really incredible gay and femboy furry comics, while actively supporting the artists and creators behind them so that they will continue producing more furry porn comics!

 

a-table-for-three-01Table For Three [by Ace]

It’s Ben’s birthday so his wife, San, has surprised him with an incredible gift… her adorable femboy friend Avery is in their bed, half naked, waiting to fulfill Ben’s every sexual fantasy and desire. Of course, San can’t sit out for long so after Ben goes round-one with Avery, she joins joins in for a double blowjob before getting spitroasted by the duo of cocks.

If you like this one, Avery also enjoys some nerdy, high-fantasy, sexy times in Critical Success.

 

 

toki-some-things-01Some Things Never Change [by Tokiguji]

Sora is walking through the mall window-shopping when he bumps into his old friend Jang, who is cross-playing [cosplaying as a character of another gender] as the sexy Anti Angel Kuru-Ruta (I don’t know either… just go with it). After a passionate embrace, the two sneak off to “catch up” with each other… which in this case means some sloppy deepthroating, frotting, cock riding, and cum swallowing, fun.

If this really did it for you, find more from Tokifuji at Tokifuji-Art and Tokifuji Comics.

 

 

 

double-date-thumbnail-2Double Date [by Hoshi]

Mandy gets stood up by her boyfriend for their lunch date at a local dinner. Lucky for her, she has the perfect way to vent her frustration and get revenge on her ditching boyfriend… by getting face fucked and double penetrated by the two super cute femboy waiters on shift, Whitney and Sheepy.

Check out more great sketches, drawings, and comics on Hoshi’s Art Blog.

 

Hope these turn you on as much as they do me!

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Just the Tips on Frenulum Stimulation for People With a Penis

Well hello there people with a penis, or people who just want to learn more about the penis! Have you ever heard of the frenulum? It’s okay, I hadn’t either until earlier this year. But if this is an area of you penis that you haven’t yet explored I HIGHLY recommend that you look into because if yours is even half as sensitive an erogenous zone as mine is… then you need to get on playing with that, stat!

 

What the hell, and where the heck, is this “frenulum”?

Quick 101 time! The frenulum is a band of tissue located just under the glans penis (the “head” of your penis) that attaches the foreskin to the penis itself. It is often cited as one of the most sensitive places on a penis.

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For those who are circumcised, you may or may not have much of your frenulum left depending on how your circumcision was done. In most North American circumcisions, the frenulum is almost completely severed and removed along with the foreskin.  As such, everybody’s penis will have varying levels of sensitivity depending on any number of factors that may or may not include circumcision.

If you do have a frenulum, cool! If you do not, cool! Whether you’re circumcised or not, have your frenulum or don’t, these factors do NOT determine your virility or sexual function. You are not “broken” and your penis is still awesome either way! [Unless you don’t like your penis, then, boooooo penises!]

 

Just the Tips on Frenulum Stimulation

If the frenulum does end up being a pleasurable revelation for you (you’re welcome) then here are a few more ideas for you to explore either on your own or with a partner(s), play friend, fuck buddy, whatever!

 

Pro-tip 1: Let the person(s) you’re having sex with know about how much you like stimulation on your frenulum. In fact, let them know about all of the areas that you like, or don’t like, being touched! Great, healthy, communication in the bedroom involves feeling comfortable and confident in expressing your sexual needs with anybody you may be engaging in sexual activity with. Encourage them to play around with ways that they may stimulate your frenulum during foreplay, oral sex, and/or with toys.

For those perhaps giving oral to a person with a penis, release the damn Kraken with your tongue! Seriously. Let it wander. Do circles. Drag it all around the underside of the penis head and listen out for those gasps, moans, etc. to cue you into whether or not you’re hitting the right spot.

Note: if you are engaging in sexual activity with a queer identified person who has a penis, be sure to ask them how they would like their genitalia referred to! For many queer and trans folk, developing and using appropriate terminology for their body can be an extremely liberating and positive journey toward healthy self-discovery. For example; my penis is my “girl cock”.

 

Pro-tip 2: Get a vibe. Any vibe, seriously [so long as it is body safe]. Using vibrating toys (eggs, vibrators, bullets, or wands) on the frenulum is honestly divine. I’ve gone full play sessions experiencing all sort of pleasure waves and mini-orgasms with a well placed vibe on the shaft of my girl cock.

I HIGHLY recommend the Shibari Wand for frenulum stimulation. It is body safe, lightweight (for a wand), rechargeable, and economical. About a week ago, after my partner was casually playing with my girl cock for about half-an-hour on the couch they then went and grabbed our Shibari Wand. With it set to the high, sustained vibration setting, they grabbed my girl cock and held the Shibari to my frenulum. Less than 5-minutes later I had, I kid you not, the most intense full body orgasm and the messiest, most powerful cumshot I’ve had in months. How powerful? Over the shoulder powerful. No jokes, we had to cut some of my hair afterward because I shot that high and far.

Great thing about the Shibari vibe too is that there are a lot of settings that play with intensity level and vibration patterns as well. So you have some room to experiment with what feels the best to you.

 

Pro-tip 3: If you don’t own, or have a means of acquiring, a vibe of some kind that’s okay too. Many people enjoy and have experienced orgasm from frenulum stimulation with use of their good ol’ fashioned fingers and hands. It just takes patience, practice, and persistence in exploring exactly what makes you feel best. Some individuals can achieve orgasm from softly rubbing, or “strumming”, their frenulum for a sustained period of time with their fingers.

 

Pro-tip 4: Be creative with using other fabrics and items as stimulation aids! For example, wearing a pair of cheap wool gloves or a soft winter mitt while playing can potentially add whole new levels of pleasure (just take your time and keep an eye out for skin redness, soreness, or irritation).

Using a pair of panties, or underwear, or any other item of clothing you don’t mind getting messy, could also help. Alternatively, if you have any stuffed animals or soft pillows to rub up against, consider trying them out too! You never know what feels great until you try!

 

Hump away, friend!

 

NOTE: Thursday updates will be re-posts from mxnillin.wordpress.com, which was permanently suspended by WordPress due to their sexphobic anti-porn and anti-sex work policies. This post was originally published on November 14, 2016. Click here for the full story.

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