Viro and Metriko guest on Alter Ego podcast to discuss the function of fursonas in our (love) lives

Viro is on vacation, so there's no advice column this week. Instead of reading the column, consider tuning in to Viro and Metriko's appearance on the Alter Ego podcast.

According to the Alter Ego Podcast homepage, "The Alter Ego Podcast is in creation by Athena Rosette to acknowledge the parts of us that exist outside the normal framework we are expected to work and live within.  Each week focuses on a theme, with two episodes of interviews within that theme. From the sublime to the bizarre, we are constantly driving to the heart of what makes us who we are, and what our alter egos give us access to. Alter Ego Podcast is a space of possibility, an exploration and an invitation to allow ALL of you, and ultimately, all of one another."

On their podcast appearance, Viro and Metriko discuss their origins in the fandom, how their fursonas came to be, and how fursonas function to allow furries to be their authentic selves and communicate more openly and honestly with each other. We also discuss the appeal of the furry fandom overall and describe how it isn't (all) about sex. Give it a listen!

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.