I’m a novice when it comes to anal play, I have experienced it and do enjoy it. That is what brought me to purchasing my very first plug in the first place. When I chose my first plug, I made sure to choose something small and soft. I used and enjoyed my toy off and on until I got used to it. I absolutely loved the stimulation it gave me and decided that I was ready for an upgrade. So when this great sex toy shop, Good vibrations offered me the Tantus Ryder, I said “Yes, please!” Just looking at the picture, I couldn’t resist this shiny purple plug.

The Ryder in it's packaging

The Tantus Ryder is about 4 inches tall with a width of 1 1/2 half inches. It’s a nice and thick plug – but not to the point that it’s too huge. It’s a great upgrade choice for a novice like myself. The Ryder is made up of 100% silicone. Silicone is my first choice when it comes to anal toys. It’s usually a softer material, so I feel that will help with ease and comfort. It is also extremely hygienic and body safe because it is a non-porous material. It’s also very easy to clean because you can wash it regularly, using mild soap and warm water, a toy cleaner, boil the toy in water for a few minutes, or stick it in the dish washer. You have plenty of choices when it comes to a silicone toy.

The Ryder in comparison to my hand. I am petite though so I have smaller hands.

The Ryder is a perfect fit for those looking for a bigger plug. It can even help as a way to build up and relax your own body for anal intercourse. This was one reason I wanted to try this toy – for some reason, it’s easier for me to insert a toy than it is for me to go straight into anal intercourse. As hard as I try to relax my body, it still gives me trouble, while for a toy – I can take my time and slowly insert it. It helps because I don’t have myself or my partner getting too eager and going too fast. I hope that this toy will eventually help ready me for anal intercourse in the future (I have just been practicing with it so far). Some bonus points for the toys, is that it is long enough to stimulate the prostate so it can work for my partner as well.

Ryder is comes equipped with a flared base for safety and it is made slender as well for comfort. I did not try to wear the plug while I was out and about, so I don’t know how well it works for extended use. I did wear it for over an hour at one time and it felt comfortable and pleasurable the whole time! It also made it very hard for me to wait for my partner to get off from work. It helped to get me going more and more the longer that I had it in.. The texture of the plug is completely smooth and it has a soft almost squishy feel to it. I feel like I could almost use it as a stress relief ball if it was a little bit squishier. The smoothness and softness really helped add to the comfort of the plug.

Showing that the Ryder can bend, so you can get an idea of softness.

The Ryder came packaged in the typical Tantus packaging. A clear plastic box with information about Tantus and the toy on it. The package has great design to it graphically, but it’s not discreet at all because you can see exactly what is in the box. The Tantus boxes can be a little bit of a pain to open sometimes., I don’t know why. I think it may be due to me being a little eager to try out the toy. The box didn’t come with any instructions or warnings at all. I don’t use the packaging as a storage box and I don’t think it would be the best one because it can be smashed. I keep my plug in a drawstring bag inside my locking toy chest.

A couple of important side notes about the toy, it is made of silicone so you can not use silicone based lube with the toy – it could ruin your plug! I choose to use a thicker water based lubricant for my plug use. Also, when it comes to lubricant and anal play “A little dot does a lot” is not a proper mentality. You want to be sure to use plenty of lube when it comes to anal play for safety’s sake.

My Impression: I absolutely love my Tantus Ryder, it’s big but not too huge, hygienic, and easy to clean. It gave me the stimulation I was hoping for and it feels great during sex. It’s an extremely comfortable plug, I was a little worried a first because of the size – thinking it may be a little too big for me but it worked great. I’m absolutely in love with this plug and I highly recommend that you try it out if you are curious about it.


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