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