FA­MIL­IAR TER­RAIN FOR TYGER

Herald Sun - Switched On - - ON THE COUCH - / TIF­FANY DUNK

Grow­ing up, sex was not a taboo topic in young ac­tor Tyger Drew-Honey’s home.

With Bri­tain’s most fa­mous porn star as a dad — real name Si­mon Honey, porn name Ben Dover — and a mother who also worked in the in­dus­try, Drew-Honey says their open talks helped him form a healthy view of sex and re­la­tion­ships.

But with the rise of smart­phones lead­ing to easily ac­ces­si­ble online porn, he has seen his con­tem­po­raries run into real prob­lems as a re­sult.

And so the idea of Tyger Takes On was born.

In the three-part do­cuseries, Drew-Honey aims to help a younger au­di­ence re­late to the is­sues that af­fect them.

While part one fo­cused on porn, this week’s show is based on body im­age, an in­creas­ing con­cern for young men.

“I’m not nec­es­sar­ily happy with my body,” ad­mits Drew-Honey, 19. “I don’t have a six­pack, I’ve got a bit of a pot belly. So we delved into the lengths that a lot of guys go to in or­der to achieve those bod­ies, a lot of which is ridicu­lous and also dan­ger­ous.”

With two more se­ries com­mis­sioned, Drew-Honey will next be look­ing at dat­ing, sex­u­al­ity and sex­ism.

“I’m re­ally en­joy­ing my­self on it,” he says. TYGER TAKES ON, BBC KNOWL­EDGE, WED­NES­DAY, 8.30PM

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