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My 15 year old son say he is bi sexual and a furry

My son recently confided in me that he is Bi sexual and a little while later he confided that he is a "furry".  He sent me a video link regarding what being a furry means to him.  I could tell that he felt some relief to finally tell me about these feelings and I am supporting him by just loving him and telling him that I want him to be safe.  He is not comfortable talking to me about sex, understandably, again I just want him to be safe.  His father and I are divorced and to date he has not told his father about either of these things.  He is very bright, and introverted.  I have found some really good information and support for parents regarding Bi sexual, but, I have not found good information regarding the Furry part.  From what he has told me he is interested in the dressing up part somewhat like cosplay.  The information out there regarding furries can be disturbing, but, he has said that those people are not in the group he belongs to.  I guess my concern is whether there is an identity crisis issue here.  He wants to earn money to buy a partial furry suit he can wear to furry events.  I feel he is too young and don't trust that he can know who he interacting with.  I am not able to get him counseling.  His father would have to agree and I have been unsuccessful in getting him to agree in the past.  I want to keep him safe and while I don't have a reason to currently suspect he would hurt himself, I have read about the high incidence of subside in teen boys.
In Topics: Self esteem and identity
> 60 days ago

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