These, with the IRC networks Fur Net and Anthrochat, form a key part of furry fandom. Fox, was first published on Compu Serve in 1986, predating the World Wide Web by several years, The phrases furry lifestyle and furry lifestyler first appeared in July 1996 on the newsgroup furry during an ongoing dispute within that online community.Usenet newsgroups such as furry and alt.lifestyle.furry, popular from the mid-1990s to 2005, have been replaced by topic-specific forums, mailing lists and Live Journal communities. The Usenet newsgroup alt.lifestyle.furry was created to accommodate discussion beyond furry art and literature, and to resolve disputes concerning what should or should not be associated with the fandom; its members quickly adopted the term furry lifestylers, and still consider the fandom and the lifestyle to be separate social entities.Fursuits range in price from 0, for mascot-like designs, to an upwards of ,000 for models incorporating animatronics.Sufficient interest and membership has enabled the creation of many furry conventions in North America and Europe.when a character drawing from Steve Gallacci’s Albedo Anthropomorphics started a discussion of anthropomorphic characters in science fiction novels.This led to the formation of a discussion group that met at science fiction conventions and comics conventions.During the 1980s, furry fans began to publish fanzines, developing a diverse social group that eventually began to schedule social gatherings.By 1989, there was sufficient interest to stage the first furry convention.
Furry fandom is also used to refer to the community of people who gather on the Internet and at furry conventions.
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The survey specifically avoided adult-oriented websites to prevent bias.
Another survey found that 96.3% of male furry respondents reported viewing furry pornography, compared with 78.3% of female; males estimated 50.9% of all furry art they view is pornographic, compared with 30.7% female.
The largest group — 38% of those surveyed — described their interest in furry fandom predominantly as a "route to socializing with others who share common interests such as anthropomorphic art and costumes." In contrast, according to four different surveys 14–25% of the fandom members report homosexuality, 37–52% bisexuality, 28–51% heterosexuality, and 3–8% other forms of alternative sexual relationships.