Savage Lovecast features guest “Second Opinion” segment with Viro and Metriko

Dan Savage, LGBT advocate, podcaster, and relationship advice columnist, hosted Viro and Metriko, co-hosts of the furry relationship and sex advice podcast Feral Attraction, on the “Magnum” edition of episode 495 of the Savage Lovecast, made available online Tuesday, April 19. "On the Magnum, Dan chats with the charming hosts of Feral Attraction — the furry community’s sex and relationship advice podcast. Rrrowwrrr," the show notes for episode 495 read.

Viro and Metriko appeared on a Savage Lovecast segment called “Second Opinion,” in which guest sex and relationship advice experts render opinions on listener questions submitted to the Lovecast. The segment featuring Viro and Metriko appears at timestamp 59:54 of the “Magnum edition” of episode 495 of the Lovecast, which is the podcast’s paid version. The segment also appears as part of Episode 15 of the Feral Attraction podcast, available for free Wednesday, April 20 at 7 PM ET at

“It was incredibly flattering to be invited onto Dan Savage’s show,” said Viro Science Collie, co-host of Feral Attraction. “Having the opportunity to represent the furry fandom on the largest and most popular relationship advice podcast was an amazing experience.”

“Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine that I would be able to go on the podcast that I've listened to for years and be able to discuss what pawing off was, or the origin of the word yiff,” said Feral Attraction co-host Metriko.

“Hearing Dan Savage say we’re good at giving relationship advice, invite us to reappear on his show, and urge his listeners to contact us for advice was surreal,” Viro added.

“It was incredibly validating to hear Dan also say that every question he's ever received from a furry was about non-monogamy,” Metriko noted. “It really drove home the point that Feral Attraction is a much needed resource for the fandom, and I'm glad to be part of it!”

About Dan Savage

Dan Savage is an author, a sex-advice columnist, a podcaster, a pundit, and a public speaker. "Savage Love," Dan's sex-advice column, first appeared in The Stranger, Seattle’s alternative weekly, in 1991. The column is now syndicated to more than 50 papers across the United States and Canada. In 2010 Dan and his husband Terry Miller founded the It Gets Better Project. The IGBP has gathered tens of thousands of videos from people all over the world offering hope to LGBT kids. The book—It Gets Better: Coming Out, Overcoming Bullying, and Creating a Life Worth Living—was a New York Times best seller. In 2012 the It Gets Better Project was awarded an Emmy. Dan is a regular contributor to public radio's This American Life. He has been a frequent guest on The Colbert Report, Real Time with Bill Maher, and other television programs. In 1996 Dan launched the Savage Lovecast, a weekly, call-in advice podcast. It is now one of iTunes’ top 50 podcasts. Dan’s graphic, pragmatic, and humorous advice has changed the cultural conversation about monogamy, gay rights, religiosity, and politics.

About Feral Attraction

Feral Attraction, hosted by Metriko and Viro the Science Collie, is a furry relationship, dating, and sex advice column and podcast. The Feral Attraction advice column appears each Monday, responding to an audience-submitted relationship question. The Feral Attraction podcast appears each Wednesday and focuses on specific topics, while also responding to listener questions. Topics covered have included “after dark” Twitter etiquette, safer sex practices and STI prevention, non-traditional relationship styles, surviving a breakup, and long distance and online relationships.

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.