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Furries and Pets and Therians, Oh my! Exploring Humanimal Intersubjectivities
Description: The concept of humanimal intersubjectivity, the embodiment of both human and animal subjectivities experienced simultaneously, can facilitate an exploration of adult humans identifying as or role-playing as animals, including: furries, therians, human pups, and pets. Adults who engage in these forms of animal identification and role-play face stigma and the misconception that their pursuits are exclusively motivated by sexual gratification, when in fact they may have a variety of psychological and social motivators.
Objective(s): At the conclusion of this workshop, participants will be able to: distinguish between furries, therians, human pups and pets and identify potential motivations for engagement in these forms of identification and role-play.