Review: The Tantus Neo Butt Plug

I am no anal aficionado. On a regular day, my asshole will tolerate a finger maybe, or perhaps the NJoy Medium, but it mostly prefers to be left alone. However, recently I’ve gotten far more interested in anal play, I am nothing if not an inquisitive slut who wants to push her body to the limit, so I started looking around for butt plugs of a more intermediate size. After splashing about in the shallow end of anal for so long, I started pushing myself to try bigger butt plugs. Of course, I wasn’t sure where to start until I saw the Neo. What it lacked in bells and whistles, it made up for with an appealing design and blessedly manageable dimensions.

The Neo is probably the most straight forward butt plug around. If it were a person, the Neo would be the type of person who goes out to the bar exclusively as the designated driver and gets a seltzer water. They’re not the dynamic party-animal, but they’re solid, reliable, and predictable. And with how batshit the past more-than-a-year has been, predictable is great. The Neo is made out of firm silicone, comes in black and purple and has fairly average measurements. At 1.4 inches thick and 4 inches of insertable length, most size queens with an anal bent would probably pass over the Neo. For a girl like me though, it’s the perfect toy to practice my ass at an intermediate level.

The Neo’s real claim to fame, in my opinion, is it’s shape. The pointed, tapered design is perfect for me to ease my ass open so that I can get used to having something of that size. Some people might take issue with the pointed shape, and I can definitely see that being a problem if you were trying to have PiV with that toy in. However, I can’t say that I really noticed a feeling of being ‘poked’ or jabbed. What I did notice was how damn comfortable that T-shaped base was. It snuggled between my cheeks and let me go about my day with nary a chafe. Bravo Tantus, a perfectly executed base.

As far as sensations go, I can’t say that the Neo changed the way I masturbate or made me cum buckets. But then, I don’t really think that’s what the Neo is for. The Neo feels like a stretch (at least, for someone as inexperienced as myself) but it doesn’t feel overwhelming. I was able to wear this plug for hours at a time without any discomfort, though I did need to reapply lube now and again because of the silicone. When I popped in the Neo and then used a vibrator on my clit, I had absolutely fantastic orgasms. The kind that make me leak girl cum all over my bed sheets and leave impressive wet stains. While I don’t squirt yet, I do wonder if anal play might help me to learn because hot damn that was an intense orgasm.

The Neo is a plug that does exactly what it is designed to do: comfortably and pleasurably fill up a butt. It doesn’t claim to be Aneros or Njoy, but it receives full marks for what it is. For people ready to venture beyond a finger or too but who are quite ready to have themselves a full anal fuckin’, the Neo will be your best friend.

A guide to buying sex toys secondhand

Are you a person with a strapped wallet but a desire to buy sex toys? Can’t wait for a sale? Well then I have just the answer for you! You should…buy a pre-owned sex toy!

…Okay buying sex toys second hand can seem a little gruesome. You are buying something that somebody else fucked, and with all the puritanical notions in our society, that might seem a hard thing to swallow. You probably have a lot of questions about buying sex toys second hand, and I’m here to answer them.

Q: Buying sex toys second hand is gross! Someone else fucked it! How can you buy them?

A: Not really a question but a common hang up. The reason I can buy them without being squeamish is because 1. I can sterilize the toys so that no pathogens could possibly harm me and 2. The money I save is a big plus.

Q: Who should buy toys second hand?

A: My firm belief is that anyone can buy a toy second hand and have it reflect nothing other than thriftiness and a certain eco consciousness. It’s really just recycling y’know? Sexy recycling.

Q: Why should you buy toys second hand?

A: Well, for a reduced price for one! Toys that are perfectly good but who have had a previous owner will often be sold for a much lower price. It’s also great to reduce waste; toys that would otherwise be trashed can now be given new life.

Q: What types of toys can you buy secondhand?

A: The toys that are acceptable to buy secondhand are only the ones that can be sterilized (and I’ve written guides about sex toy safety that you can peruse if you like!). Silicone, glass, steel etc; are all good materials of sex toys to buy since you can boil or bleach those things right from the get. You can also bleach silicone or ABS plastic vibrators, but not boil them!

Q: Where can you purchase toys second hand?

A: Well, there are a few dedicated sites to the buying and selling of used sex toys! My favorites include

  • R/Usedsextoys: a sub-reddit devoted to the sale and purchase of used sex toys. Pretty good and reputable and where I’ve made most if not all of my secondhand purchases!
  • R/BadDragonBST: this is basically like the previous subreddit but focused on fantasy toys and Bad Dragon dildos.
  • Dragon Moor and Dragon Hoard: Two websites that are very much alike. Both focus on the selling and buying of fantasy toys. They are also quite good and reputable
  • Squeaky Clean Toys: The newest among these websites, a website devoted to selling used sex toys that also focuses on reviewers being able to sell off old toys they no longer want/use. I’ve not made a purchase from them yet but I have been keeping an eye on the listings!

These forums and websites are great and have moderators and rules to keep buyers and sellers safe. Definitely peruse the rules and regulations before diving in and buying so that you can be safe out there.

Q: What should I do once I receive my sex toy?

A: Clean it. You can do this multiple ways, and I’ve mentioned as such in this post!

What I want from this post is for more sex toys to be passed around communities so that they can have longer lives and not be tossed out with trash. I’m hoping that by writing this, I can help, even incrementally, alleviate some of the stigma of buying used sex toys! Now happy buying y’all!