He is a giant purple pleasure machine.
The actor who as soon as performed Barney is giving new that means to the plum-colored dinosaur’s “I like you, you’re keen on me” philosophy.
David Joyner now runs the Los Angeles-based Tantra Concord — and says his time because the lead actor on the hit PBS present “Barney & Pals” ready him for his present function as a intercourse guru.
“The power I introduced up (whereas) within the costume relies on the inspiration of tantra, which is love,” Joyner, 54, advised Vice. “The whole lot stems, grows and evolves from love. Love heals and permits you to proceed to develop.”
However Joyner’s present gig seems to veer into probably unlawful territory.
Billing himself as a tantra therapeutic massage specialist and religious healer, he costs 30 female-only purchasers $350 for periods that final three to 4 hours, in response to Vice. Joyner offers ritual baths, chakra balancing, massages — and intercourse — to launch blocked power.
“When the lingam (penis) and the yoni (vagina) meet, there’s a sure power that takes place that palms on the physique alone can not create,” Joyner advised Vice.
Joyner donned the Barney outfit from 1991 to 2001.
“Earlier than I bought into the costume, I might pray and ask God to permit his loving divine spirit to movement by way of me by way of the costume and let that draw the children. That power would at all times draw them in,” Joyner stated. “Youngsters are extra related spiritually than (adults). Numerous occasions after I see infants and I’m out and about on the grocery retailer or no matter, they begin observing me. I make the joke, ‘You already know who I’m.’”
An LAPD supply advised the Day by day Information its Intercourse Crimes unit had not obtained any studies concerning Joyner.
Joyner didn’t reply to an inquiry from The Information.
Tantra purists scoffed at Joyner’s providers.
They advised Vice he was an instance of how tantric therapies had been corrupted by escort providers.
“Tantric intercourse can occur together with your garments on,” Kaya Kwan Yin, a tantra life coach. advised Vice. “What sometimes seems like penis and vagina penetration is sometimes called ‘full union’ in modern observe. Sexual power penetrates garments, condoms, international locations and past. Having intercourse with purchasers on the earth of tantra is extra of an anomaly than the norm.”
Joyner apparently believes in any other case.
He stated “increased and extra blissful state of consciousness” is greatest achieved by way of unprotected intercourse as a result of condoms “block the power.”
To his purchasers — who he calls “goddesses” — Joyner presents his newest STD checks earlier than their periods and asks they disclose their very own earlier than signing a consent type.
Joyner stated he exploits a authorized loophole by declining to cost clients for his or her first tantra session.
However protection legal professional Jonathan Kelman wasn’t shopping for that argument.
“You may’t legally have intercourse with somebody in change for cash,” he stated.
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