Grey White takes the guest-spot in Oh Joy Sex Toy this morning in order to defend and debunk the fursuit, long the butt of sniggering sex-jokes.
White explains that furries spend thousands of dollars on their fursuits, and that these costumes are way too hot and bulky for any kind of vigorous sexual activity (though it's not entirely mythological, rather, it's "like bigfoot -- you've heard the legend, maybe there's a blurry photo somewhere, but ultimately, there's so much more to the Pacific northwest!").
The point of fursuits is to give the wearer a chance to try on new identities, to express their real gender, and to perform -- which are all pretty fantastic things.
Fursuits by Grey White
[Oh Joy Sex Toy]
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