As my first review, I think it is fitting to take on my go-to butt plug, the one I use more than any other. It’s not that it’s my favorite, but it’s easy to insert, relatively comfortable, and it feels pretty good.
Ryder by Tantus is a small silicone plug free of gimmicks. It has a glossy smooth finish that takes well to water and oil based lubricants. Contrary to what Tantus has said about their toys being able to use silicone lube, I’ve had trouble with even the high quality stuff, such as Pjur, sort of drying on to the surface. Fortunately it came off with soap and water.
My copy is a neat pearlescent blue, though it comes in purple, black, and neon colors. It measures exactly 1.5″ in diameter at its widest point and tapers down to a 7/8″ diameter neck. Here it is beside a can for scale:
Because of it’s relatively small size, I don’t need to warm up before putting this plug in. And because it doesn’t flare like most plugs, all it takes is one gentle push and the rest of it slides in satisfyingly.
Once in, this plug delivers a surprising feeling of fullness given its size. It’s enough so you can’t forget it’s there, but not enough to be distracting. That feeling of fullness, I’ve noticed, intensifies the longer I wear it, perhaps as I become more aroused, perhaps as pressure increases inside. After a night’s sleep with it in, I wake up with a wonderful, constant but subtle feeling of pleasure in my lower abdomen as it pushes against my prostate.
As someone who puts a plug in and leaves it there for several hours or days, I can’t say enough how much I appreciate this plug for its simplicity. Extra bumps and ripples can’t be felt once inside and only serve to collect waste and cause discomfort. Sadly, the market seems to be flooded with gimmicky plugs offering weird shapes not conducive to long-term wear.
What makes Ryder one of the most comfortable plugs I’ve worn is its base. Its base is the smallest on any plug I’ve seen. Some people consider that a bad thing, as if it will get sucked in. Let me assure you that will absolutely not happen with normal use. The base measures 1″ by 2.5″ and is only 1/4″ thick. It sits very comfortably between the cheeks and can barely be felt while sitting. While standing, the base is small enough so that the cheeks close around it, making it completely unnoticeable.
In my opinion, the base is the most important thing to get right in a butt plug. It is usually the thing that is felt most, and for long-term wear, even the smallest flaw will cause serious discomfort. In the case of the Ryder, the base does have a small flaw, and that makes it the plug’s biggest flaw.
It’s hard to capture on camera, but the bottom of the base has sharp right edges from the molding process. It feels fine initially, but due to how deep inside the cheeks the base sits, after a few hours it begins to feel like it’s cutting into my skin. I find myself having to half push it out and reposition it every so often from that point. Relubing does not seem to help. Sometimes I get used to it, though usually that’s my cue to switch to a different plug.
The Ryder is the plug I put in when I just want to relax or go to sleep without stretching myself out beforehand. It’s simple and comfortable to a point. It’s my go-to plug. As I write this, I have it firmly inside my butt, and I suspect it will stay there for at least the next twelve hours.