Jul 262011

There is nothing wrong with the Tantus Ryder. This is a butt plug that means business. It does its job and does it well. If it were a person, you’d want it as an employee or personal assistant. I bet it would make impeccable coffee.1

I used to own a purple Ryder. Then Tantus came out with limited edition neon colors, and a wonderful person offered to buy me an orange one in exchange for my purple one. Unsurprisingly, having an orange Ryder to photograph and ogle and put up my butt made me much more giddy about this particular toy.

At first glance, the Ryder is not revolutionary in its shape. It’s a slightly-tapered bulb with a thinner neck and rectangular base. It is this exact combination of parts, though, that makes the Ryder perfect. Its bulb length (3″) is perfect. Its girth (1.59″) is perfect. Its neck is thin enough for the ass to recognize it as such (read: it does not try to escape the butt). And its base — oh lord, its base is heavenly.

Until someone shuts me up, I’ll continue to assert that all butt plugs need a base like the Ryder’s or the Bootie’s. And any plugs that do not have it simply fail to understand anatomy. Ass cheeks EXIST, world! And circular butt plug bases are counter-intuitive!

This plug is one thing: a filler-upper. It does not curl around inside like the Romp. It says “hello, I am here,” but it does not shout it. The silicone is squishy and supple, so although the Ryder is too big for anal beginners, it is not overwhelmingly large or invasive-feeling. It is, in fact, very comfortable. And it’s a great plug for everyday use and long-term wear, especially because of the glorious base that just snuggles in between my cheeks — never poking or getting in the way when I sit down.

Silicone can sometimes be finicky about ass smell, but I find that washing Ryder, spraying it with a 10% bleach solution, wiping it down, and leaving it to air-dry overnight eliminates any residual smell.

The Ryder’s packaging is delightfully minimal: it comes in a plastic bag with a cardboard piece stapled to the top. My favorite part is this line on the back: “A toy from Tantus is meant to be used.” Oh, zing! Way to give the finger to all the companies that label things “for novelty use only”! I approve of your subtle snark, Tantus.

So, yes: the Ryder looks unassuming, but it is really quite meticulously designed, as evidenced by how damn comfortable it is. The filling sensation may not change your life, but I strongly feel that anyone into anal play should own the Ryder. It should be a toybox staple.

Uniquely-colored Ryders can sometimes be found on Tantus’ site.
The regular purple/black Ryder can be found at SheVibe, TantusSpectrum BoutiquePeepshow Toys, and Stockroom.

See all my favorite Tantus toys here!

  1. I WISH.
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