Tantus Severin Large


Tantus Severin Large

I’ve had this post sitting in draft status for a month now with only that word. Wow. It’s not that I don’t know how to write about this plug; I just think that one word sums it up so perfectly that I don’t know what else to add. But let me take a stab at it anyway.

This was the second plug I ever bought, before I realized what a big difference a small increase in diameter makes. All I knew was that it looked awesome and I had to have it in me. In retrospect, it may have been a little bit ambitious. At 2-3/8″ in diameter and 6″ long as I measure it now, this plug is definitely not for beginners. But I was determined, and with some patience, and a lot of lube, I got it in.

That feeling. You always remember that first time you get the big one in. Once you get it past the critical point, and it begins to slide in on its own, it hits you: a feeling of accomplishment, relief, pain, and pleasure all at once. That feeling was exaggerated by this plug’s design. It doesn’t have as gradual of a taper as most plugs; it goes from about 1-1/2″ in the middle to the full width very quickly, then back down to a long 1-1/2″ wide neck just as quick. Because it doesn’t taper, I would recommend using another plug to warm up with. That said, the design does keep it in place very well for long-term wear.

The neck, in particular, facilitates that goal. I find the length of it to be perfect for my anatomy. It pushes most of the mass of the plug deeper inside of me where it feels better, and its width gives me the most satisfying stretch of any plug I own. I may have some plugs with wider necks, but it’s the shape of it, the bulb-neck-base ratio, the length and gentle curve of it that makes all the difference. It’s just comfortable.

Tantus Severin Large Base

Likewise, the base of the Large Severin makes it a great long-term plug. Like the BOSS Silicone Stopper, it has an ideal hour-glass shape. Mine also arrived with its sharp edges from the molding process trimmed off, which significantly reduces irritation. All manufacturers should do this!

What don’t I like about this plug? Well, the two bulb design does nothing for me. Some people describe the area between the bulbs as a nice “resting” place to get acclimated to the plug before proceeding to the larger bulb. For me, it’s not really long enough to rest comfortably and you certainly can’t feel it once it’s inside you. Truthfully it just serves as a space to collect waste. I don’t want to be too gross, but this is my least favorite plug to clean off after a long session.

The plug can also be a little hard to get in. Like I said, you definitely have to warm up first. I’ve been using this plug several times a week for the past month or so, and I can report that it gets easier to put in the more you use it. I’m definitely to a point where I can go straight to it without any trouble. But I also know that if I didn’t practice putting it in at least once a week, my butt would revert to its “normal” state and I would have to start all over. That makes this plug something you kind of have to work on to use, but it is definitely worth it.

I will say that I have found that it is easier to put this plug in when you bear down and push out a bit as it, rather counter-intuitively, relaxes your anal muscles more. Experienced readers may think that’s old news, but it took me a while to figure that out.

I also own the medium version of this plug which, despite having the same shape, feels completely different. I couldn’t believe it when I first tried it. I will review that plug in another post.

This is a really great plug. It’s a good stretch with a nice full feeling, and, despite the size, very comfortable for long-term wear.

Tantus Ryder

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.

Tantus Ryder

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:

Ryder Size

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.

Ryder Base

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.