The furry fandom loves being touchy-feely, no matter the context or situation, however I've seen that some people completely miss tact or social context, so I can understand if it could get overwhelming. In-character, I can imagine mine or other people's characters being rather put-off by complete strangers wanting to feel them all over. Or other things. That's stranger-danger! :v
Oh yeah, this is Rawr/Arin's characters.
The figure on the left represents no-one in particular. (Though really, I shouldn't have to say this.) When I think about it, I'm not sure how obvious it is I wanted them to look like a LARPer with that sword, to represent an RPer. Hurf.