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. Pappy Enoch

    May 1st, 2011

    Hoo whee. That-thar second photygraph reminds me why RP in SL am much mo’ fun.

  2. Stroker Serpentine

    May 1st, 2011

    Disclaimer: Experiences may vary. Keep all attachments stowed in the upright position. In the event of a crash, your remote control can act as a lifesaving device. Also, you will find that a barf bag has been provided for your convenience. Be nice! Share the vice!

  3. Piebald Poney

    May 1st, 2011

    But he doesn’t *look* like a babyfur! Does he?

  4. Jaid3n

    May 1st, 2011

    OMG R You SRS?

  5. Wizard Gynoid

    May 1st, 2011

    growing by 36% a month? oh, that must be that pronouncement that signups were up. too bad retention doesn’t match the signups, largely due to the horrific experience that noobs experience on the Help and Orientation Islands. don’t believe me? go check it out for yourself sometime.

  6. Nelson Jenkins

    May 1st, 2011

    @ Piebald Poney

    Just a baby. Not a babyfur. No need to phone the mayor on this one.

  7. Piebald Poney

    May 1st, 2011

    @Nelson Why would the mayor want to know? omg he’s not a babyfur too, is he?

  8. At0m0 Beerbaum

    May 2nd, 2011

    I like how stroker is bald while his avatar has a lush head of hair.

    lol compensating.

    lol SL.

  9. Urizenus Sklar

    May 2nd, 2011

    Are you sure his avi isn’t bald with prim hair?

  10. IntLibber

    May 2nd, 2011

    Congrats to Stroker for bringing quality television down to the level of SL. Apparently NatGeo channel is one of those that has learned that “EEEWWWWWW!!!” translates into ratings…

  11. Oh noes

    May 2nd, 2011

    I think someone is trying to tell us something. Secondlife is comparable to Baby fantasies. Awesome.

  12. Stroker Serpentine

    May 2nd, 2011

    @Int “quality television” and “level of SL” are oxymorons ;P

  13. Axel Oakleaf

    May 2nd, 2011

    what is this i don’t even

  14. hobo kelly

    May 2nd, 2011

    that guy in the top picture looks like he is sitting on some type of sex-chair that is giving it to him up the ass right now…

  15. Oh noes

    May 2nd, 2011

    Also, I watched taboo. It’s unsatisfying. I was promised people in love with walls and babyfur drama and I got something about freakshows.

  16. had enough

    May 2nd, 2011

  17. Gundel Gaukelei

    May 2nd, 2011

    Fantasy Lives? Hes providing real pr0n to real perverts for real money. So, where again was the fantasy part?

  18. Anonymous

    May 2nd, 2011

    Stroker, why would someone even make a name like that lulzy.

    Wait I no why.

    he strokes himself in bed every nite.

    Oh wait wasn’t this person really popluar for the Sex Bed lawsuit, and for the Thieves Motherload thingy.

    ;) Winks

  19. Pappy Enoch

    May 2nd, 2011

    Now this here program am a educatshumal feature, and it am rite up National Geolografical’s alley.

    I recollect looking at them bare cha-cha bingos in that magazine when I were a child. It done made me the perv I are today.

    Stroker gots him a mullet, as I recollect, too. That am some fine hair in any world, real or fake.

  20. Pappy Enoch

    May 2nd, 2011

    PS: I done watched them videos.

    I done throwed up about the baby-man. He makes ol’ Stroker an’ even me seem like normal human persons, which I knows am sumwhat of a stretch.

  21. lolol

    May 2nd, 2011

    @ Had

    Disgusting fur porn.. 86 all furs.

  22. Bunjie

    May 3rd, 2011

    Oh Snap! now I get where all this latest furry spetsnaz reporting emanates from on Prokofy’s blog.

    I’m guessing that’s Prokofy and her son in the photo during their interview, guess shes now giving furries air time because she wants us to know “shes down with feeding bullshit”!

    Looks like Corsi has a new friend for his playpen!

  23. Bunjie

    May 3rd, 2011

    I don’t mind baby furs as long as you’re not Corsi, and Stroker’s making it seem like hes a sellout… can’t really respect that can we?

  24. Oh noes

    May 3rd, 2011

    I hate Furries that flaunt that shit everywhere. Telling everyone who their “mate” is. Going into detail in their profiles about cyber sex. Why the fuck do I care? At a stretch, the furries who keep their disgusting closet fetishes to themselves should be allowed to stay. I’m sure a furry will attack this, but there’s probably a good chance that furry will be one of the ones I’m referring to about flaunting their “furry pride.”

  25. Gordon Wendt

    May 3rd, 2011

    If anything it proves what you can do within SL. Stroker is arguably one of the biggest self made business people in Secondlife. If you don’t include Anshe in the listing he may very well be the biggest. I’m sure there’s people who are turned off by this but he’s found a niche and from watching SL he has a happy family outside of SL, a happy family within SL, and a successful business in SL that makes real world quantifiable profits, that should be applauded.

  26. Horton HooNoo

    May 3rd, 2011

    The NatGeo show put people who play Second Life into the same lump with an incredibly gross grown man who plays that he’s a baby, a Japanese cross-dresser, and a grown woman who is trying to raise a plastic baby.

    Stroker didn’t much help the PR campaign by admitting that he’s boinking his SL daughters.

    Cancel my account please.

  27. Pappy Enoch

    May 3rd, 2011

    Now don’t be so hard on baby-man.

    I tried me a diaper for a spell, because I are so dang lazy (it being easier to carry you a load until you gits home) but I done got me the worst rash since that-there Teutonic Plague.

    @Horton, what am wrong wif grabbin’ a fake daughter? Ol’ Stroker knows that if’n a gal ain’t good enuff for her kinfolk, she ain’t no account.

    Speakin’ of, kin I have your account since you am givin’ her up?

  28. Marko

    May 3rd, 2011

    To much paedophlic furriy fandom in SL.

  29. lol

    May 3rd, 2011

    Surprising no one has AR’d Stroker for ageplay,because that thing with the daughters can count as ageplay.

  30. Paul

    May 3rd, 2011

    @ Horton

    “The NatGeo show put people who play Second Life into the same lump with an incredibly gross grown man who plays that he’s a baby, a Japanese cross-dresser, and a grown woman who is trying to raise a plastic baby.”

    uhmm yes. right. that was exactly the point. you don’t agree?

  31. sylauxe

    May 3rd, 2011

    im the diaper guy irl

  32. GG3

    May 3rd, 2011

    Really ew-factor

  33. Yep

    May 3rd, 2011

    go getem Tiger :P

  34. GG3

    May 3rd, 2011

    Second-Life is the way to go!
    You too can live the dream of being a shut-in, AND earn money too!

  35. Yep

    May 3rd, 2011

    Pokes Tiger with a stick. “go getem Tiger”

  36. Axel Oakleaf

    May 4th, 2011

    @ GG3


    Anyone who thinks that i can’t earn money from SL can go yiff themselves.

  37. GG3

    May 4th, 2011



  38. Axel Oakleaf

    May 4th, 2011

    I’ve earned L$ from SL and used it to buy stuff like a wig for a fursuit i have and some guitar catalogs.

  39. Grrrrrrrr

    May 4th, 2011

    Furs disgust me. Their perverted tendencies, and stupid “its because i’m a furry habits. I HATE THEM. And I hate that excuse, its bull.. I GET SO ANGRY THINKING ABOUT IT. I hate hearing “its because I’m a furry”, “its a furry thing” like THAT makes it ok. NO, HELLO, IT DOESN’T, instead, it makes me HATE PEDO FURRIES!

  40. sylauxe

    May 4th, 2011

    it’s not that you can’t earn money in secondlife. it’s just that you can’t earn more money per hour in secondlife than you would for just about any job you could get in a country that has good enough internet for you to play secondlife in.

  41. candid

    May 4th, 2011

    what did you expect from man who write “my sexy daughters” in his profile. I mean must he insist on calling them daughters, it’s just creepy

  42. Nelson Jenkins

    May 4th, 2011

    @ Yep

    I’m lost on this one. The stupidity in these comments just put me in a state of shock. The last time I visited Stroker’s store, he sold absolutely nothing that interested me. Nothing. In fact, his store was nearly empty. Just a big shit-hole that got his name out because he threw a lawsuit around, that’s it. I bet if I threw a lawsuit at LL, I’d jump into the ranks of the business elite in SL too.

  43. candid

    May 4th, 2011

    He’s taken the pic of his “sexy daughters” out his profile, guess he must be coping some flack, bummer dude lmao

    I will give him credit though, he knows how to keep his name in ya face he sure doesn’t let anyone forget about him

    Is there any link to this doco?

  44. archie

    May 4th, 2011

    Jezuz H Christ

    Nuff said

  45. nv

    May 4th, 2011

    Okay the second life daughter thing was a little creepy but that was about it.

    Maybe I was just expecting it to be a complete trainwreck, but I really thought they were fair and portrayed the guy as a normal guy. He seemed honest and upfront about what he does and why he is on the game, without being a complete weirdo like the other ones on the show. The baby stuff was so much creepier and wrong.

    I mean he really is a normal guy with a normal family, and I really liked his wife too. The only thing that worries me is that the kids might get teased at school if their peers saw the show.

    Truth is, I’m glad they didn’t choose some creeper who really does only live a second life and not their real life. He has a family, goes places, seems to love his family, wasn’t some awkward freak, and makes money from the game, then shuts it off and goes back to the real world after a while, as it should be. Not like some people who get tooo wrapped up in this game and it becomes their life.

  46. God damn it

    May 4th, 2011

    Just..god damn it.

  47. marilyn murphy

    May 5th, 2011

    stroker is great and you all are just big meanies!!

    (ok, stroker, i did it. you can deposit the money into my profile.)

  48. Yep

    May 5th, 2011

    @ Yep

    It’s ok Tiger. Scratches Tiger behind his left ear in a comforting manner.

  49. Axel Oakleaf

    May 5th, 2011

    Yet no one has complained about planes not working right in sl.

  50. Yep

    May 5th, 2011

    LOL I gave up on anything working right in SL a long time ago.

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