|Dead on. My recent experience in the gay scene has been with the local furries. I started attending the local furry party when it was a combination of furries, science fiction fans, filkers and decidedly horny 'other." Maybe once or twice a year I would drop in for one of their parties.|
The hot tub was clothing optional.
When it reverted to the residence of the two guys who started the whole furry movement, after 20 years of parties at the other house, owned by a couple of computer programmers who moved North, I started going there. Now it was mainly furries, but a lot of them were also computer nerds and science fiction fans, like me, so, fine. Usually they got over a hundred attendees, so there were lots of interesting conversations.
I don't have any problems with other people's peaceful sexual proclivities. I knew that most of the attendees were gay - but not all. I enjoyed their company.
At first, the new location parties reflected the old scene, and there was a lot of hanky panky going on. Then, somehow, the furry movement, which had been aging, suddenly started getting younger and younger, with small hordes of teenies, some of whom had to be driven to the party by their parents, to the point that the hosts had to make a "no alcohol" rule. For a California furry party...
The kids who moved in en masse to the furry scene and the parties over a span of a couple years were actually, amazingly NOT into sex. In fact, they were complaining on line about being groped or hearing suggestive or risque comments, etc. These days, exposing a minor to anything the slightest tad sexual is a capital offense - literally, as you may very well be snuffed if you end up in jail for damaging the morals of a minor.
So, the furry parties got even more tame.
And, recently, in a fit of rationality, I posted a very brief message on the Yahoo group site for the party, suggesting that any females who were interested, might take note of the fact that I was heterosexual, single, available... Say hello, please.
This got an amazing flame from an apparent troll, who found my heterosexuality massively offensive and disgusting. And one of the party hosts chimed in in condemning me for using their message board for my "personal want ad." This from a party that used to be notorious at the previous location for its "private room."
What's bizarre is how thoroughly the media have misread the furry movement, which has apparently been taken over by the gay taliban. So, what are gays to do, now that their major proclivity has become booooring?