A furry relationship advice column is born

Hello, I'm Viro Science Collie, and I will be the chief advice columnist here at Feral Attraction.

You might be wondering what qualifies me to give furry relationship advice, and that is indeed a fair question. I could quote the esteemed sex advice columnist Dan Savage and say that my qualification is that someone asked me for advice, and that is all that is required, but I think that response is a bit glib.

While no one is really a true expert at relationships (we all let our emotions get the best of us and make mistakes), I do have plenty of experience with relationships in a furry context, including non-monogamous relationships. I have been in a long-term, polyamorous relationship for a few years, and I have multiple romantic partners. Taking advantage of my background in academia (I hold a PhD from Columbia University in molecular virology), I've done lots of reading on polyamory, ethical non-monogamy, and communication in relationships. I'd like to think that I have both the knowledge and the practical experience to offer useful, constructive advice to those who haven't had the opportunity to read what I have and who have not encountered the experiences that I have. If you think I'm missing the mark, make use of the Contact page and let me know!

When reading the advice that appears on Feral Attraction, do keep in mind that it is merely one opinion. I certainly hope I'm on the right track at least most of the time, but I'm operating with limited information, and usually with only one side of what might be a very complicated story. Try to take something useful from what you read, but always remember that relationships are complex, and there are few truly right and wrong answers.

Feral Attraction is not a commercial website; our goal here is to give back to the furry community by letting others benefit from our (albeit somewhat limited) wisdom and experience. With that in mind, we meet our objective by helping other furries navigate the complexities of dating and mating in a non-traditional community, where complications such as non-monogamy, LGBT issues, and emotional problems are common. Let us know how we are doing, and how we can improve. We're here to serve the community, so provide us with the feedback we need so that we can all relate to each other a little better.

To submit a question or comment, please see our Contact page, where you will find many options for reaching us, including Twitter, Telegram, Skype, Email, and Ask.FM.

Cheers, and Happy New Year!

Viro the Science Collie

Viro Science Collie 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 and ethically non-monogamous for much of that time. His interests include non-traditional relationship structures, technology, biological science, and tennis.