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Actor who played Barney the Dinosaur is now a tantric sex therapist



A definite change of career for the loveable T-Rex

Anna Freeman

26 Enero 2018 13:28

Remember Barney, the friendly purple dinosaur from a televised nightmare? Well, now he is a tantric sex therapist, because nothing in the world makes sense anymore.

American actor David Joyner, now 52, told Vice that he runs tantric sex sessions in Los Angeles, and that his 10-year stint as the cuddly dinosaur really boosted his change of career direction.

The energy I brought up [while] in the costume is based on the foundation of tantra, which is love,’ Joyner said. ‘Everything stems, grows, and evolves from love.’

Joyner only accepts female clients for his services, and charges $350 for a four-hour session. According to Vice, Joyner believes this ‘blissful state’ is best achieved through unprotected penetrative sex, and claims that condoms ‘block the energy’.

However, Professor Kimberly Resnick Anderson, a sex therapist and psychiatrist working at the University of California, Los Angeles, described Joyner's practices as ‘outrageous and far outside the standard of care.’ She told Vice: ‘For him not to use condoms is medically unethical and irresponsible.’