Furry relationship and sex advice
All relationships are difficult, but furry relationships even more so. In the fandom, many relationships start online or long distance, and they are often between people who are young, new to romantic relationships, or otherwise inexperienced with socializing. As if these practical issues were not enough, the fandom is also uniquely enriched with people who practice non-traditional relationship styles, whether that be an open relationship, polyamory, relationship anarchy, or some other type of non-monogamous or power exchange relationship. Most furries figure out how to navigate these unfamiliar relationship styles and relate to each other ethically over a period of years, making many painful mistakes along the way. At Feral Attraction, it is our goal to save you time and heartache, by allowing you to learn from our own mistakes and our own experiences.
Are you in a relationship, but thinking of adding an additional mate? Have you considered an open relationship, but weren't sure what that would mean for your existing relationship? Are you single, and considering dating a couple, or joining up with an existing pack? Are you struggling with envy, or jealousy, or having difficulty getting over someone? At Feral Attraction, we have been there. Hopefully, by listening to our podcasts and reading our advice column, you will better learn how to relate to others ethically, with the full enthusiastic consent of all parties involved, and make your relationships stronger, healthier, and happier as a result.
Topics covered will include non-violent communication strategies, conflict resolution, ethical compromise, radical honesty, informed consent, safer sex practices, relationship structures ("monogamish" relationships, open relationships, "polyamorish" relationships, polyamorous relationships, relationship anarchy, and traditional monogamy), personal boundaries, relationship rules, handling rejection, and how and when to say no.
We are here to be a resource to the furry community, and we will answer your questions! Feel free to contact us, or, if you would rather keep yourself anonymous while seeking advice, use our contact form. For updates, follow us on Twitter at @FeralAttractFM, check us out on Reddit, visit us on Facebook, or consider using our Telegram broadcast channel.
Advice Column Topics
Viro the Science Collie (co-host) is a PhD virologist and medical writer, experienced in teaching, technical communication, and writing for the public. He has been active in the furry community since 2012 and has been happily non-monogamous for much of that time. His interests include human sexuality, psychology, technology, futurism, biological science, and tennis.
Metriko Oni (co-host) is a former government environmental disaster mitigations expert with a focus on outreach, education, and policy writing. He now works with computers. He has been active in the fandom since 2013 and has been an advocate for transparent lines of communication. His interests include philosophy, media, futurism, and speculative fiction.
"We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be.” - Kurt Vonnegut
If you do something that your mate would find hurtful, disclose it to your mate and be empathetic. Don't downplay to spare their feelings.
Whenever you get emotional during a disagreement with your mate(s), remember to take a breath and express that you love each other.