Thanks for shedding light on this by finding the actual study.>Saying "it's not necessarily a sexual thing" is not a full-on lie but it's also very far from the whole truth, lol.
For what it's worth, I have absolutely no horse in this race.
Neither am I a furry, nor do I resent them, and my intent was never to bend the truth.
I was just open to the idea that they did not all sexualize it.
The stats being that high just made my BS meter beep.
With the table alone, it seemed like the study was targeting people with auto-X ETII's rather than furries.
As such, it made sense that the autoanthropomorphozoophiles would be sexualizing it, hence the ~100% rate.
I figured that the rates being lower in the other two groups was just because they were less willing to admit it.
But the study actually was targeting furries, so the results indeed show that rate of sexualization is elevated.
That also means I have to withdraw my assessment about the autozoophiles not necessarily being furry.
I still think the study is somewhat biased, due to excluding women and sampling so few of them.
I'd expect closer to a 50% gender ratio, but maybe it really is just that skewed?
Most people I see who are publicly furry (e.g. by wearing a fox tail on their belt) are women.
I really doubt most of them are doing it because it makes them wet.