Fursuits range in price from 0, for mascot-like designs, to an upwards of ,000 for models incorporating animatronics.
Sufficient interest and membership has enabled the creation of many furry conventions in North America and Europe.
A furry convention is for the fans get together to buy and sell artwork, participate in workshops, wear costumes, and socialize.
is no longer held; Califur has replaced it, as both conventions were based in Southern California.
Another survey found that 96.3% of male furry respondents reported viewing furry pornography, compared with 78.3% of female; males estimated 50.9% of all furry art they view is pornographic, compared with 30.7% female.The largest group — 38% of those surveyed — described their interest in furry fandom predominantly as a "route to socializing with others who share common interests such as anthropomorphic art and costumes." In contrast, according to four different surveys 14–25% of the fandom members report homosexuality, 37–52% bisexuality, 28–51% heterosexuality, and 3–8% other forms of alternative sexual relationships.The term "yiff" is sometimes used to indicate sexual activity or sexual material within the fandom—this applies to sexual activity and interaction within the subculture whether in the form of cybersex or offline.During the 1980s, furry fans began to publish fanzines, developing a diverse social group that eventually began to schedule social gatherings.
By 1989, there was sufficient interest to stage the first furry convention.
Sexual attraction to furry characters is a polarizing issue met with vehement opposition within the fandom; in one survey with 4300 furry respondents, 37% answered that sexual attraction is important in their furry activities, 38% were ambivalent, and 24% answered that it has little or nothing to do with their furry activities.