Holt - butt plug by Tantus - review by Rainbow Boy


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A Dull Ride For Experienced Cowboys

The Tantus Holt just isn't a very exciting dildo, mainly because it doesn't serve well as a dildo or a plug. It's too small for even the somewhat experienced user, yet beginners might find the head a problem. It does work well as a standard warm-up toy, but beyond that it doesn't satisfy. There are definitely better choices for warm-up toys out there. Although I don't use this toy very often, it's still a great quality toy that can provide some pleasure.
Great for beginners, large base, platinum silicone
Too small, doesn't work as a plug, not great as a dildo
Rating by reviewer:
extremely useful review


As part of Tantus' "Cowboy" line of toys, the Holt is a relatively small dildo meant for anal stimulation with its large, flat base. Although marketed as a plug, this toy really doesn't function very well as one since its shaft is too long. I've tried to insert it all the way to the tapered part of the neck, but it simply will not stay in place. I've found it much better when used as a dildo, even though it provides no P-spot stimulation. Also, due to its rather minimal size, the Holt will not necessarily satisfy experienced anal users. It's also somewhat of an awkward toy for warming up. This is mainly because the head is so large compared to the rest of the body. Pulling the head out of a hole that isn't quite dilated may feel uncomfortable.
  • 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
  • Where
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    Where / what types of places can this product be used?
    • Anywhere
  • Features
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    What kind of features does this product offer?
    • Travel friendly
  • Body / part areas
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    What areas on the body can this product be used / what areas does it stimulate best?
    • Anal

Material / Texture

Tantus is known for their awesome platinum silicone toys, and the Holt is made entirely of this great nonporous, hypoallergenic material. It terms of flexibility, Holt is a rather firm dildo with a smooth, matte surface. It's quite advantageous that the silicone is firm since Holt is so small, making it easier to penetrate and warm-up with. This is definitely a great beginner dildo.
    • Bumpy
    • No odor
    • Not porous at all

Design / Shape / Size

The design of this toy is interesting. It begins with a large, bulbous head that measures almost 1.25 inches in diameter. It then continues with a relatively thin shaft that measures at around 1.1 inches, comparable to the Silk medium. The exaggerated head might not be best for first-timers, but that all depends on one's ability to relax and take it slowly. As I mentioned before, Holt will not perform best as a plug. However, it did not perform very well as a dildo either, as I had difficulty thrusting it. This mainly has to do with the fact that the shaft isn't long enough before it reaches the large head. It wasn't by any means uncomfortable. I did enjoy the feeling of the head pulling out.

Since the head has a slight pointed shape—meaning that it's not too rounded—it was rather easy to insert for someone like me who's used to accommodating larger dildos. However, for beginners this should be fine, too, especially with a good water-based lube. Unfortunately, the small size left me rather unsatisfied, and I found that I preferred other comparable toys over the Holt for warming up. Holt just doesn't posses an exciting design or shape in practice, even though the images online might indicate otherwise. I do however enjoy Holt's semi-realistic design, and I imagine that many beginners and first-timers might appreciate that as well.
    • Beginner
    • Bulbous head
    • Semi-realistic


The large, flat base is really great for holding on to. Because of the short length, I didn't find this toy very exciting. It doesn't function as a plug like it's supposed to. It may serve well as a warm-up toy, but beyond that it's pretty average. Even as a warm-up toy, it's not my favorite due to the large head. It's still pretty good for an initial poke if you don't want to use a finger and can take the head.
    • Not discreet at all

Care and Maintenance

Like any silicone toy, caring for the Holt is simple. Washing it with hot water and soap should be sufficient, but if you feel the need you can boil it as well. Since this is a pretty small toy, it's easy to store, even in a stuffed container. The matte surface may attract less lint and dust than glossy toys, but because it's black, debris is incredibly easy to spot. I suggest rinsing it real quickly before using it.

As with all other silicone toys, use only water-based lubes. Silicone lubes will damage the material, so avoid those at all costs. Using a slick, long-lasting lube such as Maximus, Sliquid Booty Gel, Slippery Stuff Gel, or ID Glide would be a great idea.
    • Easy to clean
    • Easy to store
    • Water-based lubes

Personal comments

As I mentioned before, I found this toy to be pretty unexciting in terms of stimulation. It can't be used as a plug, so that's no good. Using it as a dildo feels pretty average for experienced users, and I found myself favoring the Acute over the Holt. It's not the best toy for warming up because the head is just too big. Unless you're a total beginner, I suggest users research other toys instead. As I mentioned before, Tantus' Acute is a much more satisfying alternative.
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  • Antipova
    Wonderful review! I love all of the Cowboy line that I've come into contact with (like the Buck), but I can see how this one would be unfulfilling. Thanks for sharing, thanks for writing so well, and thanks for offering up a comparable-but-better dildo in the Acute. Hope to read more from you!
  • The Curious Couple
    Great review, thank you!
  • Jimbo Jones
    You really couldn't find a good use for the Holt. Not for lack of trying, sounds like. Thanks for sharing your experiences.
  • unfulfilled
    Thank you for the great review!
  • Kindred
    I'm surprised you gave this 4 stars based on your review.
  • Clandestine
    I'm sorry to hear that you were disappointed by this toy. I've not tried any of the cowboy line, and taking a second look at this one after reading your review really makes its disadvantages clear. At least it's made of a great material, though!
    Thanks for the review.
  • DiscretionAdvised
    Great review!
  • Rainbow Boy
    Thanks for all the nice comments!

    Kindred, I originally thought it would be fair to give this four stars instead of three since it's a high quality toy. However, after thinking about it and looking back at all of the negative aspects, I decided to change it to three stars. It is advertised as a plug, yet it does look like it could work like a dildo. Unfortunately, it doesn't work well as either.

    Clandestine, this is a pretty average toy. It's just way too small to provide any real pleasure. It is made out of a great material, and I recommend you check out Tantus' various other dildos. They offer a really great line of silicone toys. I think there's something for everyone in their selection.
  • Bignuf
    Thanks for the good, honest review.
  • Sublime
    Honest review I liked it.
  • spineyogurt
    Thanks for the review
  • DreamWolf
    Great review, thank you!
  • Kissy
    Too bad about this one. Thanks for the review!
  • Bullfroggy and Rose
    good review
  • nosrslylol
    thanks for your review
  • Luca77
    Glad I found the Acute first! Thanks for the review!
  • Neurogasm
    Awesome review! Thanks so much.
  • GONE!
    Thanks for the review!
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