Tantus Ringo review: huge butt plug used vaginally
I’m a 5’0 tall, 110-pound femme who has used dildos with the girth of a soda can. My enjoyment is so much more than a Napoleonic “Fuck you. I’ll show you”; fisting and girthy sex toys make me come uncontrollably. And with the Tantus Ringo‘s whopping 2.35″ max girth, I went bigger than I ever had before.
What exactly is the Tantus Ringo?
The Tantus Ringo is a plug made of matte silicone with a slight squish to it, especially at the tip. I wanted to feel the stretch vaginally and walk around wearing it, even though it’s marketed as a traditional butt plug.
For either purpose, the rectangular base makes a lot of sense; the shape allows it to rest between the cheeks or labia, far more comfortably than conventional round bases.1
How does this huge butt plug feel to insert vaginally?
As with many other fat (2″ diameter or more), not-quite-squishy, matte silicone toys, the Ringo drags on my urethra on the way in. It’s not that I can’t handle the internal stretch, but my external bits are spaced fairly closely.2
With big toys, even with a tapered tip, my urethra and sometimes clitoris have nowhere else to go but to get pushed against and irritated. Use more lube than you think you’ll need.
However, once I pass the urethra, I do think the silicone has enough give to make it comfortable. The Tantus Ringo doesn’t feel all that much more difficult to take than a rigid 2″ of diameter or the medium-firm 2.25″ wide Randy.
What was I hoping the Tantus Ringo would do?
I wanted a wearable plug that I could keep inserted in my vagina and tease me throughout the day. When I, say, get home from work, I wanted something to give my vagina hands-free, girthy resistance to clench around when I come.
When this toy is resting, it doesn’t bother my cervix all that much. It turns me the fuck on that I can feel it with every little movement I make. And as a long-term wearable, it’s surprisingly comfortable to wrap my walls around the neck of the plug once it’s already in.
However, when I apply vibration or clitoral stimulation, any hope of a great orgasm is trampled when I clench. Clenching, a crucial part to orgasms, sucks the Ringo deeper into my vagina. And if I’m towards the end of my cycle, this pokes my cervix.
Why the Tantus Ringo excels as a butt plug, but fails as a pussy plug
Look, I’m usually a staunch proponent of using anal toys vaginally. My vagina isn’t going to know there was a label that said, “anal dildo.” However, the features intended for easy anal use make this toy more challenging to use vaginally.
For one, it’s a very tapered and traditional cone shape. The long taper is excellent for slowly working up to the max girth during anal use. Because a rectum can take the length with no problem, it’s not a hindrance.
A vagina, meanwhile, is a finite length, and the way the pointy tip is centered directs straight toward my cervix. At best, I can aim behind my cervix to get it out of the way, but it doesn’t serve as what I was hoping for: a hands-free, stationary object to clench around, at any time of the month.
I can use this anal toy vaginally, but that doesn’t mean I should. In this case, it’s not an arbitrary division; the design for the ideal butt plug isn’t suitable for a pussy plug.
What would I recommend for a big vaginal plug?
From my experience with plugs used vaginally, I’d say the following features are useful for a pussy plug. I’ve included examples of different sizes up to 2″ wide, which is quite a bit bigger than pretty much any set of kegel balls you could find. I’ve bolded my top picks.
As always, your mileage may vary: a plug with a longer neck may be good if you have a deep G-spot.
1 Round and bulbous
If you’re already comfortable with vaginal penetration, you might not need a slow, tapered entry. A bulbous tip is easy for me to take and less likely to poke my cervix, so I’d prefer that the entry is a little blunter.
As well, bulbous shapes in a rigid material like steel are especially conducive to intense G-spot stimulation, should I thrust the toy.
Shown in this gallery:
- Hole Punch Toys Radish butt plug – 3.5″ long and 1.5″ wide with an adorable leaf-shaped base.
- Tantus Ryder – 4″ long and 1.5″ wide with a long, slim base
- njoy Pure Plug large – 2.75″ long and 1.5″ wide.
- njoy Pure Plug 2.0 – 3.5″ long and 2″ wide.
Of course, with the njoy plugs, they’re more for if I’m standing up while working. Standing up would do more justice to the Pure Plug 2.0, which is about 1.25 pounds of steel! With a metal weight in, I always feel like I’m about to cream myself.
2 Off-center tip
That way, the tip can easily slide behind my cervix if it needs to instead of jabbing into it.
Shown in this gallery:
- Funkit Toys Cashew Nib Plug – 1.5″ wide and 3.25″ long
- NS Novelties Renegade Knock Knock Plug – 1.7″ wide and 4.25″ long
- Jollies / Chavez Dezignz / LuzArte Jollie – 1.75″ wide and it’s usually $150, but you can save 10% with coupon code SELFLOVE
3 Just not super pokey!
The Hole Punch Toys Fluke is a bit of an outlier on this list. Most notably, at 5.25″ of insertable length, it’s longer than the other plugs. It’s also a girthy 2″ long. The junction between the head and neck is a more gradual taper, which in this case is a plus.
That means that when I clench and the tightest part of my vagina wants to wrap around the narrowest part, it doesn’t aggressively suck the plug in. I can aim the tip behind my cervix and, for the most part, it stays there.
Final thoughts on the Ringo
I swear, I’m normally not that easily annoyed with items touching my cervix. This plug was just the right combination of pointy and centered to irritate me when I clenched.
The Tantus Ringo has nothing but good reviews for anal use on the Tantus website. However, I can’t recommend it for the way I would use a plug: wearing it in my vagina. If Tantus were to make an equally girthy but rounder, off-centered plug, I’d be all over that.
Tantus is a silicone sex toy manufacturer based in Nevada. Their commitment to body-safe, medical-grade sex toys and inclusiveness can be summed up in three words: “Good. Clean. Fun.” Thank you, Tantus!