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The Guy Who Played Barney the Dinosaur Now Runs a Tantric Sex Business

He started his current practice in 2004, and finds clients any number of ways, from word of mouth to converting women he’s met on Tinder into believers.



Photo of Barney the purple dinosaur via Getty Images

By Rebekah Sager | Jan 23 2018, 10:53am

A full session with tantra massage specialist and spiritual healer David Joyner lasts three to four hours and costs $350. For that price, female clients—the only kind he accepts—can expect to receive a ritual bath, chakra balancing, and a massage. Also on the menu: cosmic, mind-blowing orgasms.

The latter can be achieved through massage alone. But the goal of a session is to fully release a woman’s blocked energy.

“When the lingam [penis] and the yoni [vagina] meet, there’s a certain energy that takes place that hands on the body alone cannot create,” says Joyner, 54, whose yogi-like presence is often accompanied by a warm smile when we meet for the first of several interviews. “Even through G-spot massage, it’s still not the same energy that flows.”

Today Joyner’s tantric massage practice boasts 30 clients—or “goddesses,” as he calls them—and he unblocks the energy of two to four women a week, he says. It’s a tad different than his work as a software analyst at Texas Instruments, a job he held for six years and landed shortly after graduating from ITT Technical Institute. But, Joyner says, his current work in tantra does share many similarities to another job he held from 1991 to 2001, that of Barney, the beloved purple dinosaur on the hit PBS children's show Barney & Friends.

“The energy I brought up [while] in the costume is based on the foundation of tantra, which is love,” he explains. “Everything stems, grows, and evolves from love. Even when you have emotionally blocked energy, the best way to remove it is to remove it with love, and then replace it with God’s divine love. Love heals and allows you to continue to grow.”

Barney, of course, radiated pure, joyful love. It was part of what children, still full of innocence, found so appealing about him. And it’s what many parents, beaten down to various degrees by the sobering realities of the world, found so goddamn cloying. Joyner gave expression to that love through his physical portrayal of the exuberant T-Rex. (During his stint, it was mostly actor Bob West who gave voice to the character.)

Joyner says he also used his tantra training to maintain his energy during long days on the set where he wore the hot (temps could reach 120 degrees inside it), 70-pound costume for several hours and numerous takes for various scenes. Tantra helped him "maintain an abundance of joy during the process,” he says.
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Well that's even creepier than usual.
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Meh. They're consenting adults. They should be allowed to put their winkies and hoohaws wherever they want, behind closed doors. If he refuses to wear a condom when asked, the consent is gone. That's rape.

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It's not like he's doing it in the barney suit. Although, now that I write it down, sounds kinda Kinky.
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I'm sure you could find people who are into that on Fetlife.
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I didn't post it in the interest of kink shaming, beyond the recognition that New Age quasi-spiritual bullshit is sometimes used as a cover for basic prostitution services.

Not that I have any moral objection to prostitution either; I just figured this might lead to some interesting conversation. The fact that it's tied to a popular children's TV show makes it all the more amusing.


It's not like he's doing it in the barney suit.

Do we know for sure that he isn't?
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The fact that it's tied to a popular children's TV show makes it all the more amusing.

It says that he started it in 2004, about two years after his last purple dino appearance. He is also apparently still in the acting business (a number of film/TV appearances on his wiki page).

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Re: Actor who played Barney the Dinosaur now runs a tantric sex business
« Reply #7 on: June 02, 2019, 07:36:13 PM »
Do we know for sure that he isn't?

I'd be very surprised. I mean, somebody still owns the trademark on that character, right? I highly doubt it's the performer.
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Re: Actor who played Barney the Dinosaur now runs a tantric sex business
« Reply #8 on: June 02, 2019, 08:01:54 PM »
Yeah, the character is still owned by some media company.

Now I don't mean to insinuate that he's actually doing it, but I wonder if somebody offered him, say, $1000 extra to put on the suit for a little sexy-time, would he refuse? Assuming he still has the suit, or access to a reasonable facsimile.

Or how about this... what if they just asked him to jump around and do the voice?

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Re: Actor who played Barney the Dinosaur now runs a tantric sex business
« Reply #9 on: June 02, 2019, 08:14:24 PM »
Can you just go out and buy a Barney suit? Does he still own the one he wore on the show?
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Re: Actor who played Barney the Dinosaur now runs a tantric sex business
« Reply #10 on: June 02, 2019, 08:27:16 PM »
I don't know. I imagine the production company still owns the ones used on the show.

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Re: Actor who played Barney the Dinosaur now runs a tantric sex business
« Reply #11 on: June 07, 2019, 10:24:31 AM »
I believe this is the plot for the new season of Happy! on Netflix.