National Geographic Channel To Feature SL on ‘Taboo’

by Pixeleen Mistral on 01/05/11 at 8:08 pm

More publicity for Linden Lab - what could possibly go wrong?

Second Life's well known sex-bed entrepreneur Stroker Serpentine, his Second Life virtual family, and his real-life family are to be featured Monday May 2 on the "Fantasy Lives" episode of National Geographic Channel's Taboo series.

Stroker and typist
Stroker Serpentine and his real life typist

In addition to a Stroker's online and offline work in the cybersex industry, the episode will also look into the life of a California man who role-plays an adult baby, with diaper, pacifier and customized baby furniture, and a Japanese champion kick boxer who dresses up as female animation characters while boxing.

Could this sort of coverage explain the failure of the Second Life as an enterprise platform for serious business?

real life roleplay
Taboo to compare and contrast real life roleplay with Second Life?

The National Geographic Taboo site's facts page tells us "the population of Second Life is growing by 36 percent per month", so it appears that one of Rodvik Linden's fantasies may also be mentioned in this episode.

Look for a spike in Second Life signups following the episode and strong in-world demand for virtual diapers and pacifiers.

99 Responses to “National Geographic Channel To Feature SL on ‘Taboo’”

  1. Persephone Bolero

    May 5th, 2011

    @ “I bet if I threw a lawsuit at LL, I’d jump into the ranks of the business elite in SL too.”

    Oooh, furry discrimination suit? Let me do your PR. We can have a “Furries Are People” too rally in DC. It’ll be great. Except I won’t be there. I wouldn’t want to be seen with you people.

  2. Nelson Jenkins

    May 5th, 2011

  3. Yep

    May 5th, 2011

    Oh those people.

    Go getem Tiger :P

  4. Poe Zepp

    May 5th, 2011

    Seriously, how is selling virtual junk and beds Taboo?

    Great, so when I do admit that I play Secondlife I need to add a disclaimer that I don’t do what is featured on this show?

  5. Axel Oakleaf

    May 5th, 2011

    @ Poe Zepp

    It is taboo,just try mentioning 2nd Life on a non-furry forum and see how fast you get insulted.

    Well i think we know who will be against the wall when the revolution starts.

  6. candid

    May 5th, 2011

    I w anna know what his rl wife and children are doing while he is locked in his room have orgies with his cartoon fam

  7. Pappy Enoch

    May 6th, 2011

    Slamin’ furries am so 2007. Let’s bump what them Internet rascals calls “the growed-up-man-in-diapers meme” back up on top. I been havin’ me bad dreams about the fat feller who lives like a baby. I just gots to know:

    Am this the true story of Porkrind Neva?

    What am more absorbent? Pampers o’ Huggies?

    Do the feller git him a rash?

  8. hobo kelly

    May 6th, 2011

    hmm, big jowley face, pulled back grey hair, dorkey glasses, I can’t tell by that photo if she has a wonkey eye or not, but yeah Pappy, that could be Prokofy Neva there on that couch, and by heck if she doesn’t have her own prim baby hand puppet there, and he’s HUNGRY…

  9. Pappy Enoch

    May 7th, 2011

    hobo, that fat gal could be a SUIT, like one o’ them-there row-butts in the outer-space movies. Ol’ Proktology Never am inside. I done looked at the video, and that gal’s belly am so jargantick even I could fit in and bring Jezz and my prim-baby warehouse too, plus my F-150 and still have room to rotate the tires.

    Or Prok maybe am a-gittin’ in touch wif her inner baby, like Doc Freud who writes comments here mite say. We knows she am all ego and needs sum time wif her id.

    She mite even be inside the fat boy in the baby clothes, pullin’ levers and whatnot like the Great an’ Powerful Oz.

  10. SlShapeshifter

    May 7th, 2011

    @Axel: Don’t I bloody know it. I mentioned Second Life on a TF2 server once. It got dropped quickly though, there was much ass to kick.

  11. jerry

    May 7th, 2011

    so I watched it, this guy says he’s a self professed sex god……serioulsy!

    Then he says “in RL you can’t sleep with your daughter but in fantasy you can, that’s freaken sick. Then his poor wife says she’d be horrifed if her children thought that what their father did was porn, well sorry lady, but this is exactly what it is, it’s virtual porn and your husband is creepy as hell

  12. D.F.

    May 7th, 2011

    I come back after a few days and the comments have exploded in a “I hate furries” bawwwfest.
    That while the original ‘article’ has nothing to do with furries or even mentioned them.

    You people have some issues…

  13. Overbrain Unplugged

    May 7th, 2011

    DF, one of the SL people in the Taboo show was a diaperfur, ainit?

  14. D.F.

    May 7th, 2011

    Overbrain, have you actually watched the show? Took me some troble to find a video that I could actually watch, but nothing about it said ‘furry’.
    Baby yes, babyfur no, the ‘fur’ you just stapled on for no reason that I can see.

  15. D.F.

    May 7th, 2011

    Unless there’s babyfurs featured in the segment about Stroker Serpentine, cant find any video’s for that.

  16. Pappy Enoch

    May 7th, 2011

    This ain’t about no fur. It am about diapers…and may-bee Proktology Neva’s new idear to take over the world. Stay on the topic, y’all!

  17. had enough

    May 7th, 2011

    Baby Furfags in diapers. eye rolling time.

  18. Pappy Enoch

    May 7th, 2011


    OMG am you a-sayin’ that Proktology Neva am a babyfur?

    We needs us a story on the awful truth.

  19. At0m0 Beerbaum

    May 7th, 2011

    mention you play second life anywhere outside of SL circles = alienation, harassment, and the occasional ban.

  20. Axel Oakleaf

    May 8th, 2011

    @ A0m0 Beerbaum.


    If they tried that stuff in sl,they could have the Lindens called on them for trying to do that.

  21. Oh noes

    May 8th, 2011

    I’m glad I quit that god forsaken game. I’ve accomplished so many more things, learned to skateboard, learned guitar, learning to speak Chinese. Second Life is the mental barrier that stops you from using your brain. Break down the barrier.

  22. Axel Oakleaf

    May 8th, 2011

    @: Oh noes

    Obvious /b/tard troll is obvious.

  23. Yep

    May 8th, 2011

    The fact that your daddy is a”/b/tard troll is obvious.” is no Mystery.

    Why is having a real life being compared to being a basement dwelling Gollem like you trolling?

  24. Axel Oakleaf

    May 8th, 2011

    Wanna yiff in sl?

  25. D.F.

    May 8th, 2011

    @had enough: again this oddness of adult baby = babyfur popping up. If you automatically think ‘babyfur’ when you see this stanley guy in diapers, you dont know jack shit. Look closely. Do you see furry art on his walls anywhere? I didnt see it. Is anything mentioned about furries anywhere in the programme? Nope.

    Newsflash. Furries didnt invent baby roleplaying. They dont have the exclusive on it. People *other then just furries* have this fetish. Zomg.

    Your assumptions only make yourselves look stupid. And your obsession about furries makes you look rather sad and pathetic. Mosreso then any grown man in a diaper.

  26. Senban Babii

    May 8th, 2011

    @At0m0 Beerbaum
    “mention you play second life anywhere outside of SL circles = alienation, harassment, and the occasional ban.”

    Seen it.

    Experienced it.

    And they want us to put it on our Facebook pages?

  27. paul

    May 8th, 2011

    you know, if you get past the hysterical self loathing intolerance such as exhibited by many in here, you may have noticed that the diaper guy was, in the end, fairly articulate about explaining why he does what he does, how it relates to his own past & present, and how, compared to other possible ways to deal with problems, it maybe is not the worst. Many SL users might benefit from taking such an honest view about what we do.

    Strokerz’ part of the show, I thought, was just silly. Every time the mainstream media does a story about SL, it comes down to “you can fly!! you can have fake sex!!” and nothing deeper.

  28. Dontspill McGinnis

    May 8th, 2011

    I want to know what drugs Axel Oakleaf is on…
    they sure ain’t prescription!

  29. Axel Oakleaf

    May 8th, 2011

    @ Dontspill Mcginnis

    dood,i don’t take drugs.

  30. paul

    May 8th, 2011

    you don’t take drugs?
    Do you sooth yourself through playing on the internet?
    If they took your keyboard away from you for 24 hours, how would you feel? Could you do it?

    just askin’

  31. Axel Oakleaf

    May 9th, 2011

    I’m 902 years old and what is this

  32. Axel Oakleaf

    May 9th, 2011


    I sooth myself playing heavy metal and punk rock.

  33. Oh noes

    May 9th, 2011


    You sound like a disgruntled teenager struggling to determine his sexuality.

  34. Axel Oakleaf

    May 9th, 2011

    @ On noes

    I’m not,i was born in 77 and remember stuff like the Challenger disaster and i can upload my birth certificate to prove it as well.

  35. Pappy Enoch

    May 9th, 2011

    paul done writ,

    ‘Every time the mainstream media does a story about SL, it comes down to “you can fly!! you can have fake sex!!” and nothing deeper.’

    Am they more? I tried gittin’ fake-drunk but it won’t no dang fun.

  36. paul

    May 9th, 2011

    @Axel… ” heavy metal and punk rock” you make it sound so cool! I so wish I was you!

  37. Bill Gates

    May 10th, 2011

    Strokers still rolling XP….loser

  38. Axel Oakleaf

    May 12th, 2011



    Plus listeners of metal are described as being intelligent.

  39. Selene Putzo

    May 12th, 2011

    @ Axel

    …but mostly deaf

  40. Axel Oakleaf

    May 12th, 2011

    @ Selene Putzo

    Yeah,because i tried a Line 6 valve amp at a guitar shop near where i live and it really sounded good.

    @ SlShapeshifter


    I got banned at one forum for mentioning sl and under reason they put troll. I’m like WTF? I didn’t post goatse,i didn’t make fun of people by calling them gay or anything like that,i didn’t post lolcats.

  41. anonymous

    May 13th, 2011

    Yall wanna play some zyngo?

  42. anonymous

    May 13th, 2011

    also how is second life still alive i thought it was dead?

  43. Jumpman Lane

    May 14th, 2011

    the taboo part was rockin the mullet!

  44. jojo

    Jun 8th, 2011

    It is sad that it is always people like that who get all the PR.
    Sex is one of the few things I don’t care about in SL, I’ve found things that are a lot more interesting.
    I gladly tell all my Facebook friends about being in SL because I show them a totally different side.
    Time travel, education, community, creativity, etc, etc.
    Friends follow me into SL after realising not everyone there is like the oversexed weirdos we see on ‘documentaries’ like these.
    Yes there is sex, yes there is wackyness, but there is more, so much more.
    Would be nice if a documentary finally showed the other sides of SL as well.

  45. Axel Oakleaf

    Jun 13th, 2011

    @ Oh Noes;

    Yeah,i’ve been playing sl less and less and since i’ve been sounding more like Jimi Hendrix,gonna cancel my sl account the 9th of next month.

  46. Pappy Enoch

    Jun 14th, 2011

    I will quit SL when I gits me that high-lonsesum Bill Monroe sound. I tried practicin’ on the computin’ machine, but they ain’t no fake-music-games called “Jug Band” yet or “Fiddle Hero.” I ended up sounding like them Ramone rascals from the Big Apple.

    Heavy Metal? In Enoch Holler that means you gots a Dodge 440 Magnum under that-thar hood.

    Punk am the feller we runs down wif our Mopars an’ pick-em-up truks.

  47. Axel Oakleaf

    Jun 16th, 2011

    At least metal is better than rap,almost every rap song brings up living in the hood,guns,bling bling and such.

    RAP=Retards Attempting Poetry.

  48. archie

    Jun 20th, 2011


    Nat Geo has sunk somewhat,
    oh how the mighty fall.

  49. archie

    Jun 20th, 2011

    PS Rap rhymes with crap for a valid reason, Okay Yah?

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