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State of Furry: Sex and Gender

This question asks the respondent about their biological sex and gender identity - in 2008 this consisted of three categories and in 2009/2010 five categories. Use the slider to change the year displayed and the drop-down to view sex, gender, or the two overlaid transparently.

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2008 - 2009 - 2010

Sex and Gender

Go to any convention, any furmeet, any chatroom or MUCK online, and it is plain to see that the majority of furries are male. Many have noted that it seems that the number of females have increased, which is likely true, but only because the total number of furries has increased. Indeed, the number of males tends to simply hover around 80% as time goes on. There are likely many reasons for this, but it's hard to discern what the primary cause may be.

Another thing noted by many is the thought that if you see a girl online, there's a good chance that it's a guy. This, in part, is the root of the difference between sex and gender - sex is what your drivers license says, gender is how you view yourself psychologically or even physically in the case of gender dysmorphia. One can see that there is a feathering effect of gender based around the divide between the sexes - some small portion of both males and females feel not quite the same gender as their biological sex.