Sometimes I just… need to be with people who are not human. If I can’t have my own kind, I would like to swim with dolphins, or do something else to get me out of this human-focused environment. But the only place you can be sure of finding dolphins is in the water parks that contribute to their abuse, and I don’t want my money to go towards supporting that.
Oh, that’s sad it didn’t happen… it feels like, a lot of people are talking about this right now and, we are not really having a space for it before, so, it feels like it is needed… I wonder, it didn’t happen for the same reasons people are afraid to talk about it in general? Worry of people thinking it’s “bestiality”? Or, for some therians, the question of what society thinks if it actually is that way (attraction to animals, even if you don’t do anything)?
For me in that way, I’m lucky, my species is “humanoid” though with wings, so people don’t look at me funny if I say, I’m attracted to winged people. But in a way, that’s a privilege.
I agree wing touching is very private… I have a sport coach who pats me on the back sometimes… I want to say, hey, that’s private! But, there’s no social way to do it… and, I agree, wing-to-wing touching, is amazing.
To the person who lost a friend due to zoophilia,
I sympathise. I lost a longtime friend because I stood up for the idea that abuse “victims” had the right to define themselves as not necessarily victims. I’m afraid to tell most of my friends that I accept pedophiles (as an orientation, not of course pressuring or attacking children for sex). I’m afraid they will all say, like that other friend did, that my ideas scare them and are too extreme for them to feel comfortable being my friend anymore.
So many people say things like, “Any decent person would not condone…” I just want people to be okay with the idea that I don’t find certain groups hateful and disgusting. I’m not even part of those groups myself, but I’m afraid it’s enough merely that I don’t condemn them to make people horrified of me.
If you were my friend and you said you were a zoophile, I wouldn’t blink. I might ask you if you needed a hug, though.
First, the “Otherkin Sexuality” discussion didn’t actually happen, so you didn’t miss anything on that count. But a good deal of what you said in your post is stuff I can identify with too, though my wings are non-physical. I don’t think my reaction is as strong as yours, but it is definitely a sensual pleasure and filters into certain spots of my back. And rather private - not something I just want any random person doing!
(There is also wing-to-wing touching, even though they’re not physical limbs.)