Furries have a slight preference for pornographic furry artwork over non-pornographic artwork.17.1% of males reported that when they viewed pornography it is exclusively or near-exclusively furry pornography, and only about 5% reported that pornography was the top factor which got them into the fandom.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.
The Internet contains a multitude of furry websites and online communities, such as art community websites Fur Affinity, Inkbunny, So Furry and Weasyl; social networking sites Furry 4 Life, Fur Nation; and Wiki Fur, a collaborative furry wiki.
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.
The term "yiff" is sometimes used to indicate sexual activity or sexual material within the fandom—this applies to sexual activity and interaction within the subculture whether in the form of cybersex or offline.
Examples of anthropomorphic attributes include exhibiting human intelligence and facial expressions, speaking, walking on two legs, and wearing clothes.
Furry fandom is also used to refer to the community of people who gather on the Internet and at furry conventions.
A furry convention is for the fans get together to buy and sell artwork, participate in workshops, wear costumes, and socialize.