Ryder - anal toy by Tantus - review by ShimmyShake

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Back it up, Baby

This is definitely worth the money. Tantus makes many great products and the quality of this is no exception. The toy didn't peel like some inferior silicone does and the color was solid throughout.
Published:
Pros:
Slick, nice curves, solid packaging, fun to use
Cons:
Heavy, short stem, lint magnet
Rating by reviewer:
4
useful review

Use

I purchased this toy for some vacation play with a partner. I wouldn't consider us anal "pros" by any means, but this was not our first go-round with anal toys. I purchased this toy specifically for her to wear in public, as we visited a museum.

We played for a little bit before we left the hotel room so that she was very relaxed and we used plenty of lube to insert the plug. The museum was about a 15 minute car ride from our hotel and we spent about an hour walking around the museum. The toy did give her some discomfort after that period of time, but I believe that was due to the design of the base.

The most discomfort she experienced was when sitting with the plug in place. Walking and standing were not uncomfortable, but I did notice that it changed her gait somewhat. When we would pause to look at different artwork, she preferred to lean and favor one leg, or the other, to provide some additional stimulation.
  • Who / How / What
    [ ? ]
    Who might this product be best for? How is it best used? What are the best circumstances or situations for using this product?
    • Couples
    • Everyone
    • Travel friendly
  • Where
    [ ? ]
    Where / what types of places can this product be used?
    • Anywhere
    • Campus/roommate living
    • Tub/shower/pool
  • Features
    [ ? ]
    What kind of features does this product offer?
    • Travel friendly
  • Body / part areas
    [ ? ]
    What areas on the body can this product be used / what areas does it stimulate best?
    • Anal

Material / Texture

This plug is very firm but also has a good amount of give to the surface of the material. Squeeze the fattest part of your hand gently; that's a pretty good estimation of the texture. Of course, internally it feels quite solid and is rather hefty. It definitely provides a "full" feeling. It has quite a bit of surface drag, so extra lube is beneficial. I didn't notice a smell when I removed it from the packaging, or after use.
    • Light odor
    • No odor
    • Squishy yet firm

Design / Shape / Size

My main concern with the design is the base. I considered a base that had more of a curved edge, but went with this. If the wearer's, um, cheeks, are quite perky and close together, then they might experience discomfort with extended wear or sitting because the base will rub against their cheeks. Nothing that can't be fixed in bed with added lube or a position change, but something to consider if you plan to use in public.

The size is nice for wear during play or sex, but I think that it might be a bit heavy for extended wear. This is definitely not a plug I would recommend for first-timers, but if you're comfortable with extended periods of anal penetration, go for it. It's easy to travel with because it can hide nicely in a small box, or bag, and it doesn't vibrate, so no worries when your luggage is jostled! However, I can see how it might resemble a small missile on an x-ray scanner, so unless you want to let the entire TSA screening line know what you did in Vegas, I'd pack this in the checked bags!
    • Advanced users
    • Partner play

Performance

The plug performed as expected, but I wish the design didn't put the base so chaffingly close between my partner's cheeks. Perhaps a plug with a longer stem would be better for those with bulbous butts.
    • Long lasting power

Care and Maintenance

My chief complaint about the care of this toy is how much lint it seems to attract. It could be that I picked the black one and that the hotel sheets and towels were white, but I really noticed a lot of lint on this toy after the first few uses. It's very easy to clean (soap and water between uses, sterilizing between partners), but I have to store it in a small bag by itself so that it doesn't get linty.
    • Difficult to store
    • Easy to clean

Packaging

The packaging is a clear plastic box with a molded inner shell to cradle the plug. Really not discreet but extremely tasteful and mildly informative. No naked people, just information and a description. If you like to keep packages for storage, this is definitely one to keep. It seems to be a very durable container, despite being bulky. I didn't receive any instructions, but, it's pretty self-explanatory.
    • Good for storage
    • Not discreet

Personal comments

I very much enjoyed playing with this and found it easy to use. I like to sanitize my toys (even though I don't switch partners) and threw this one in the dishwasher a couple weeks ago to get it squeaky clean. I can't wait to get it dirty again!

Experience

I most enjoyed watching my partner's gait and posture change while in public with this toy and she enjoyed the sensations she got as she walked with it inserted. If we use it in public again, I'll try to avoid 30 minutes in a car! It definitely performs in private, but depending on you/your partner's body, extended public wear might not be an option.
Follow-up commentary
I still like this product. Silicone plugs are still more appealing to me than heavier metal or glass plugs, but the base of this one still bugs me a little bit. The base issue is not as much of an annoyance during sex though, so i find that this plug is best for that play rather than the public wear I had initially hoped it would be good for.
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  • freshbananas
    freshbananas  
    Thanks for the reivew
  • Jimbo Jones
    Jimbo Jones  
    The perfect base for long term wear can certainly vary from person to person. It is good to read your perspective. Thanks for sharing.
  • unfulfilled
    unfulfilled  
    Thank you for giving us your first review. I'm still fairly new to plugs so I know I wouldn't be able to sit in the car for 30 minutes with it inside me. It's nice to see how others relate to different circumstances with similar products.
  • Jobthingy
    Jobthingy  
    Welcome to Eden
  • namelesschaos
    namelesschaos  
    Good first review Welcome To Eden.
  • llellsee
    llellsee  
    Welcome and Thanks for the review
  • MrWishyWashy
    MrWishyWashy  
    Thanks for the review and for sharing with EF members!
  • Kate
    Kate  
    what kind of lube is safe for use with this toy? i do love tantus but i can see where the base on this one could get annoying. thanks for sharing and welcome to eden!
  • Entropy
    Entropy  
    Nice review, thank you.
  • ShimmyShake
    ShimmyShake  
    Thanks for the comments everyone.

    Kate, this is a great point. It should only be used with a water-based lube as it is a silicone toy.
  • levellc09
    levellc09  
    Great 1st review!. They redid the ryder...has a better base. May sell my old one to try a new one
  • BlooJay
    BlooJay  
    Nice review! Thx!
  • godweensatan
    godweensatan  
    thxxx
  • breebree
    breebree  
    great review
  • Kat and Aaron(aaron)
    Kat and Aaron(aaron)  
    Nice review, thank you for sharing.
  • eri86
    eri86  
    *nuzzles your crotch*
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