By Jim Vitale
Photos: AJ Ford
Tyler Sweet was 22 years old when he decided it was time for him to retire. Four years later, the Texas native is ready to work again.
It’s a new decade, new state (he calls Kansas home now) and a new movie studio for Sweet. At 26, he is one of the senior guys at Helix Studios but he’s proving he can keep up with the young’uns. He works out just as hard, shakes his booty on the dancefloor even harder, and hey, he’s still Sweet… and who doesn’t love that? We spoke with him from the set of his second movie for Helix, Daytime Playtime.
Are you really as sweet as your name implies?
I try to be sweet, whenever I can. There is so much negativity in the world already. I hate the idea that I would ever add to it.
Tell us about growing up in Texas.
I was kinda brainy but I played tennis so was also kinda athletic.
Any brothers or sisters?
I have two older brothers. I’m the baby of the family. My parents are divorced and both remarried. I don’t talk to my biological dad.
Do your friends and family support your porn career?
The few family members that do know my chosen career support me, thankfully. My friends do, too. I would be heartbroken and lost without their encouragement.
What advice would you give your 13-year old self?
I would tell myself to just keep breathing. It’s all gonna be ok, kid.
When did you realize a porn career was for you?
I started porn as a side thing and I found I enjoyed it. I took a break for a few years but I’m glad to be back.
Who is one person you would like to meet?
In the industry, I would like to meet Cutler X or Rocco Steele. They are both giants in their fields, literally and metaphorically. Outside of adult entertainment, Illenium and Said the Sky. Both are extremely emotional and impactful DJs that have helped me form who I am.
Are you a raver?
I love a good party. I wish I was a better dancer. I enjoy it but it can sometimes lead to me embarrassing myself. I am good at giving glove light shows to people at raves. People often say I’m fairly great at it.
Describe your perfect date.
I’m a pretty simple guy. Meeting a cute man over coffee in the late afternoon or maybe a drink in the early evening sounds like a perfect first date for me.
Do you believe in love at first site?
I used to not believe in love at first sight but now I definitely think I do.
If you had to pick between Harry or William…
(Laughing) Harry Potter over Prince William and (EDM DJ) William Black over Prince Harry.
Have you ever been dumped?
I prefer not to go into details.
Fair, but did you deserve it?
Yes, I deserved it.
Do you have a pet?
Growing up, we had family pets and we still have a black Labrador named Bo but he lives with my parents.
How important is fashion to you?
Fashion isn’t too important to me in the sense that I need to have the latest trends. I obviously like to look good but honestly if I feel good in sweats and a hoodie, that’s gonna be my fashion.
Let’s play a game. In or out… RuPaul’s Drag Race:
Out! I’m not a huge fan of reality TV shows although I do love the memes and the artistry of the talent. Slay Queens!
Out! I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again: Instagram unfairly targets and deactivates the accounts of sex workers even when we post things that are well within community guidelines. Until they end this charade crusade, I won’t make an adult Instagram. I won’t amass a fan following just to have it deleted on a whim of a prejudiced admin. It’s not fair to my fans.
What’s your preferred social platform?
Twitter (@tylerxxxsweet) because the free form guidelines of twitter allow me to be nerdy, hornbally, and cutesy all the same time. All those are sides of me and I think people really love to see it all together.
Back to the game. iPhone:
In! I love my iPhone. I’ve had an iPhone since I’ve been in college and even though I never have the latest and greatest model, I still like it.
So in! I love Taylor Swift. I’m not a crazy fanboy and I don’t follow celebrity scandals and all the jazz on that front. But with that being said, her albums have bops on bops.
Where do you see yourself five years from now?
Hopefully with a thriving career, a little more stable and living in a fun city.
What is the one thing your fans would be most surprised to learn about Tyler Sweet?
I see all the messages I get in Twitter DMs and on comment boards, and although I may not respond, I never take compliments for granted. I take each and every compliment to heart. On days when I’m sad I use them to keep going and I love all of my fans for that.