PETALING JAYA - In his e-book Sex, Pork and Persecution, Tan shares gritty insights of his one-week stint in Sungai Buloh prison. The 25-year-old Youtube personality, better known as part of sex blogger duo Alvivi (the other is Vivian Lee, 24), was sent to the maximum-security facility to await trial after being denied bail in July last year.
Despite the frank and humorous tone employed throughout the chapter, titled Wonder What It's Like In A Malaysian Jail?, Tan admitted fearing for his life due to hostile treatment from the first few inmates he met.
"Would I get my ass kicked? Would I be sodomised? Would I be murdered in my sleep?" he wrote in his 276-page memoir.
This had him greeting the news of his isolated stay with relief, as it did not require him to utilise "Wing Chun and wrestling skills learnt from reruns of Ip Man and WWE Smackdown."
Drug traffickers and gangsters were among the prisoners handpicked for Tan's cellmates in solitary confinement, where he had nothing to his name but underwear and some toiletries.
"No prison uniform, no clothes, no furniture, no bed, no mattress, and only a blanket at night. Yup, we just wore underwear in our cells all the time. We slept on the cold, hard concrete night after night," he added.
The co-author of Sumptuous Erotica, a now-defunct public sex blog, also described his humiliations in explicit detail.
As inmate number 31303963, Tan was ordered to strip and do twenty squats: "A guard ridiculed me for publishing amateur pornography after seeing my allegedly small penis."
Tan did not blame the guard, as he did not have the "privilege of seeing the erect 6-inch version", but queried their penchant for inflicting stripping punishments.
"Really, one must seriously question their uncanny fascination with my genitalia," he wrote.
Tan later described his own heterosexual admiration of a Nigerian inmate's "healthily large" private parts, which was "the most beautiful flaccid penis" that he had ever laid eyes on.