RexDart, I’m not trying to single you out here, you’re just the only one here who’s posted the sort of thing that sets me off on the subject.
People who wear giant animal suits, think they are whatever animal, adopt the mating habits therof, and screw stuffed toys are not the entirity of furries. “Furry” does not mean someone falls into those categories.
The most mainstream aspect, that most of the subculture falls into, is simply an enjoyment of anthropomorphic animals in art, movies, stories, and the like. Disney’s Robin Hood is a pretty good example. A lot of people identify to some extent with an animal, which I think is an important distinction from thinking you are a literal animal. And a lot of them roll their eyes at plushophiles and the like too.
I can’t help but feel sad that a community dedicated to fighting ignorance has such a predictible rate of spewing it on some topics.