Hi! I've been around for two months and I've been commenting on a few posts here and there. Thanks to all of you I have a better understanding of who I am (dl) and I have learned so much about ab/dl and furries. I had no idea such a large support community existed! So now I find myself about to be thrust in the limelight as I share a story with you.
Our 15 yr old son sees a psychiatrist for Asperger's (anyone here have that?). Today he had a private conversation with him. When pressed for details, he told my wife what was bothering him. When they got home, he was a little hesitant to tell me what had transpired. Finally my wife says, "He likes stuffed animals." "No, mom. I am a furry! Do you know what a furry is dad?"
I said, "Yes, I stumbled across the definition recently." (lmao inside).
He was so upset about coming out. He said he has known since he was 10. Is that too young to know? My wife told him, "It's OK. As long as you enjoy doing it and as long as you aren't hurting anyone." Yay mom!!!
I asked him if he wanted to wear diapers and he said no, those are baby furries and he's not one of them. (Well educated! He also mentioned ab/dl - someone has been on the internet!)
In trying to find out info on furries, he confessed he stumbled across a porn site.
He was talking to some friends one day and almost came out when one of them said something negative about furries (damn high schoolers!).
My wife asked how I knew what a furry was. I said I saw one on that show Law and Order or CSI or something like that where one got murdered at a convention. She asked, "So you searched on the internet for the definition?"
I said yes, I was curious after seeing the show. "That show was years ago!"
"Well, I uh remembered it one night."
So anyway, amongst my rambling, there were a couple of questions above. My other one is when do you know if it's safe to come out to a friend when you're his age, or do you? I told him to not tell anyone for awhile as high schoolers can be cruel.
This may turn into a blog. Without further ado, let the posts begin: