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Sometimes I wish I had a foot fetish (I'm more a shoe person) or a spanking fetish (I do enjoy a good spanking, but not enough to call it a fetish) or some other "popular" fetish. Foot porn and spanking videos are pretty easy to come by. There's a huge, active forum for latex enthusiasts. And if you're into animal roleplay of the furry variety, you're certainly not alone.
I know this because I have been searching for a similar community devoted to pony play or animal roleplay/human animal play/pet play, in general. Google, of course, does not make the important distinction between human animals and furries. So I've found lots of furry communities. And none of what I was looking for. At least, nothing active.
I don't know what happened. Maybe it's just a coincidence. But every pony and/or pet play forum I found seemed to have died months or even years ago. Did I miss something? Even the forum associated with the pony play authority, Equus Eroticus, had no recent posts. And when I finally gave up on forums and resigned myself to Yahoo groups, the rather long list I found turned out to contain precisely one single group that had been recently active. I joined, of course, and soon that the group wasn't half as active as I'd hoped.
Needless to say, this quest was quite disappointing. I was sure that when I started looking, I would find the community I sought. Because there should be such a community. There needs to be. Information about pony play - beyond the very basics and where to find your tack - isn't easy to come by. Equus Eroticus does post some great, informative articles, but you can't ask an article a question. Reading articles isn't the same as discussing and sharing ideas and information with a group of like-minded individuals.
Something very important seems to be missing here, and I'm wondering what to do about it. Should I keep digging? Is the community I seek just buried deeper than I've dug so far? Maybe someone out there can point me in the right direction... Or maybe this is a case of "if you build it, they will come." Perhaps, if I want this sort of community, I need to create it.
I don't know. At this point, I'm feeling a bit lost in this wide, empty pasture. Is there anybody out there? Hellooooooo?