A huge number of furries feel carefree and motivated when they are with the fandom. The bright and cheerful attitude of the community is quite contagious especially in conventions. People who have recently joined the fandom often retell their stories on how they experience positive changes to their personality. Some fans even think that the furry fandom can be sort of a therapy to them helping them cope with stress and other related issues. Let us look at what the fandom brings into the table and it can be a form of therapy to some.
As mentioned earlier, a huge number of furries experience positive changes after joining the fandom. Being in a group who shares your similar likes and interests can be a breath of fresh air especially since this helps give people the motivation that they need in order to continue with their day to day lives. Companionship and camaraderie is indeed one of the furry fandom’s strongest suite. This has become more apparent with help of the internet. Now it is relatively easy to connect with fellow furries online in social media and other related platforms. In fact, a number of furry conventions are announced over the internet and the added visibility and exposure has helped greatly in drawing the attention of the furry audience.
Being a furry can be a sort of therapy for some especially when their fursona takes into action. A fursona or is also known as a furry personality is worn by furries as a representation of their characters. Roleplaying for some is a way to help ease their stress. Furries often go into characters bring their fursona in several conventions or other related gathering. Some attest that they are able to do things with little to no hesitation when they wear their fursona. Things that personally think they are not capable of doing on their own. This in turn help give them a huge boost in confidence which they can carry over to their respective careers.
It should be noted that any form of hobby can be used as a form of therapy as long as a person is enjoying them. The same can also be said with regards to the furry fandom and it is good to hear that a huge number of individuals were able to benefit greatly from what the community has brought to them.