Ryder

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Faultless Yet Not My Favorite

At $30 currently, Ryder should be in just about everyone's toy box. While you may not be blown away by this toy, you won't be disappointed either as you're almost guaranteed to find some use for it that you'll like. With it being a silicone toy, it should last virtually forever with proper care which in my mind makes it worth the higher price versus a jelly or rubber toy. I've had mine for over four years and it still looks brand new.
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Pros:
-Very comfortable base
-No sharp edges or seams
Cons:
-I enjoy longer necked plugs that are looser
Rating by reviewer:
5
extremely useful review

Use

The Ryder butt plug by Tantus is good at fulfilling a number of uses. These include using it anally during masturbation, vaginal, oral or manual sex. It's also a large enough diameter to prepare for anal sex or stretching out for an even larger toy. While I do not have much luck with wearing plugs for long term wear this is the only plug that I've felt comfortable enough to actually wear outside of my house due to its slender base and me not having to worry about it falling out. I would say for those that are into that, this would be a great butt plug for you.

I feel Ryder is not designed for beginners or as a first toy because of its diameter and very quick taper. For everyone else from those that have are still early on in anal play all the way to anal experts, I think this plug can fill some role for you. Some may need to warm up with a toy beforehand but with some stretching you should be able to take this toy.

While designed as a butt plug, I suppose you could use it vaginally as well. You just need to be careful to sterilize it if you're going between anal and vaginal use.
  • Who / How / What
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    Who might this product be best for? How is it best used? What are the best circumstances or situations for using this product?
    • Everyone
    • Solo
    • Travel friendly
  • Where
    [ ? ]
    Where / what types of places can this product be used?
    • Anywhere
    • Tub/shower/pool
  • Body / part areas
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    What areas on the body can this product be used / what areas does it stimulate best?
    • Anal
    • P-spot

Material / Texture

As with all Tantus toys,except their metal ones, the Ryder butt plug is made out of 100% medical grade silicone. I have to say the purple/black swirl color I got this toy in is very nice looking. I have several Tantus toys and some are an opaque pink and they don't look nearly as nice as this color (not to mention the purple is a little more gender neutral).

I have had my Ryder plug for several years now and smelling it the other day, it did not have much of a scent at all. It did have a hint of a rubbery type smell but it was very slight and probably from being near some of my other toys. It obviously does not retain any sort of smells from use which is nice when you're dealing with toys that go in your butt.

Tantus' silicone is relatively stiff providing a little give but there's definitely softer silicone out there from other companies. To me this isn't an issue as it makes insertion easier and once inside squeezing your anus around it feels good since it provides some resistance rather than just squishing in. The surface is completely smooth with no bumps or texture.
    • No odor
    • Not porous at all
    • Smooth

Design / Shape / Size

Ryder has a distinct shape to it with a rounded head that takes up almost the entire length of the toy. While, it does get a little bigger as you go down the head, the quick change in size at the top will require some relaxation and/or stretching for most. Once relaxed though I do not feel any pain or pinch while inserting it.

Ryder is about 1.5" in diameter which makes it a good medium size plug. It's neck appears to be about half the width at .75" and is very short. At most it's an inch long but it's enough for it stay securely in but no room to move it or looseness at all. It's relatively short at less than 4" so you don't have to worry about it being too long for your body as well. This also helps make it easy to travel with because of it's compact dimensions.

One of my favorite things about the design of this toy is the base which is just about perfect in my mind (although I'm always looking for the next best thing). It is fairly thin at about .25" thick and has some bend to it but not enough that you have to worry about it slipping inside. Compared to the hour glass design that a lot of Tantus butt plugs are going to, this design is much more comfortable for me and my tush.

I also like how smooth the shape of Ryder is. Not only are there no seams to hurt yourself with but even all the corners have a rounded edge to them that is very nice.

Performance

As my title says, this toy really is faultless and yet it's still not my favorite. The reason for this is the relatively short neck on Ryder which causes it to "lock" into place right inside the anal entrance. I know many people like this feeling so I'm not going to change my rating based on my personal taste as other than that, this is a great plug. I think the best thing about this toy is the base. If I could take the base on Ryder and combine it with the neck and head on the http://www.edenfantasys.com/sex-toy-reviews/anal-toys/nearly-perfect-except-for-one-flaw#pcode-FBG|Ace Royal] then that would be awesome. As it is, I still occasionally use Ryder when I want to be constantly reminded that I have something in me or just for variety.

Care and Maintenance

Ryder is made of silicone which makes it non-porous and sterilizable either through soaking in a 10% bleach solution or boiling in water. This allows for sharing of the toy between people after sterilizing it. You can also use a condom although I do not feel as protected in this manner as with sterilizing it. This is obviously much quicker and easier though so if you're in a hurry it should do. If you're not sharing this toy and you only intend to use it for anal use then a little bit of soap and water will be more than adequate for cleaning. Just remember to either not share or use a condom if you are sharing if you clean it with soap and water.

As with all silicone toys there are a few things to follow to make sure your toy will last for years to come. First, some silicone lubes can react to silicone toys. It's best to just avoid silicone lubes altogether for use on silicone toys. If you still want to use it you can do a spot test on the base to see if it reacts at all. Silicone toys can also react to other silicone toys so it's best to keep them from touching each other. I keep all my toys in lunch baggies and that works pretty well.
    • Easy to clean
Follow-up commentary
I've got admit in the past few months I've come to like this plug more. I think I'm learning to enjoy that tight feel you feel with plug in versus ones with longer necks. This is a must have and easily one of Tantus' better plugs.
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    bl0ndeeo2  
    thanks for the review!
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    BlooJay  
    Thx for the review!
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    Thank you.
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