A University of California, Davis survey suggested that about 40% of furries had attended at least one furry convention.
The Internet contains a multitude of furry websites and online communities, such as art community websites Fur Affinity, Inkbunny, So Furry and Weasyl; social networking sites Furry 4 Life, Fur Nation; and Wiki Fur, a collaborative furry wiki.
During the 1980s, furry fans began to publish fanzines, developing a diverse social group that eventually began to schedule social gatherings.
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.Recent coverage of the furry fandom has been more balanced.According to Ian Wolf, a 2009 article from the BBC entitled "Who are the furries?Positive coverage was generated following a furry convention that was held in a Vancouver hotel where a number of Syrian refugees were being temporarily housed.
Despite some concerns and warnings by staff that there could be a seriously negative culture clash if the two groups interacted, the refugee children were on the whole delighted to meet the convention goers who seemed like cartoon characters come to life.An earlier survey, conducted from 1997 to 1998, reported about 2% of furry respondents stating an interest in zoophilia, and less than 1% an interest in plushophilia (sexually aroused by stuffed animal toys).