Not a furry but I remember having a crush on Sally Acorn when I was 7. Animals like exaggerated secondary sexual characteristics, even when they know they’re fake. They did a study that showed woodpeckers preferred a wooden replica with larger white spots on the chest or something, even when a real female was present. Furries are a result of children being way overexposed to cartoon animals that are designed to resemble attractive humans during early sexual development. It’s funny looking back at all the things people said uptight evangelical Christians were overreacting about, and seeing that they were actually right about some of it.