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Fleshy, also known as Fleshies, is a humorous or self-mocking term used by people in the animation industry as a jab to the term "furry" (person). Users are, know, or have friends in the furry fandom itself, and they do not have a problem with it, or its culture.

However, in certain circumstances, the term itself has been used as a derogatory term referring to humans; in a sense, this is the furry equivalent to the term "furfag".[1]

The term's use cannot be verified and/or confirmed on any animation production companies outside the continental US. The word is now an established term in the fandom.[2]

[edit] In furry fiction

Fleshy, also known as Fleshies, Skinny, Skinnies, Skinfags, Shavers, Smoothies, or Human Lovers, are furries and anthros who obsess about humans, to the point of trying to become being one.[3] [4] [5]

[edit] References

  1. Use of the term on a IMVU furry 3D Chat Room. (retrieved February 19, 2012)
  2. Use of the term on the IMVU furry group "Furry girls 4 Fleshy men". (retrieved February 19, 2012)
  3. "Fleshies" term used in the webcomic, Very Bad Koalas. (retrieved February 19, 2012)
  4. Clarissa, a character in the popular webcomic Concession can be seen discussing her feelings on her Fleshiness in comic #335 "Clarissa Explains it All.
  5. A platypus talks of her experiences in the "Human Love community" in the webcomic, Furthia High'

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