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Apr 23, 2014 / 4 notes

6 Ways to Pick a Butt Plug | By Ducky Doolittle

It’s easy to get overwhelmed when looking at the array of sex toys available on the market, but here at Tantus we design toys with care. Every design element has been created with the intentions of driving sensation and orgasms.  Here’s our guild to exploring just a few of the anal toys we have in our line.

1. Ease of entry.

If you are new to anal play, go for something small, like the Little Flirt or Ripple Small. Or if you want some size but still prefer ease of entry, try the Neo with its super tapered tip.

2. Plug & Play

Consider trying an anal toy with a very tight night, like the Juice, Ace Small or Flirt. The neck of a plug is the portion, just before the flared base.  When the neck of the toy is indented, as you insert the toy it will almost pop into place and stay there, nice and snug. This means it will not pop out or require a hand to hold it in place. Then you are free to play in other ways while your butt plug holds its ground.

3. Friction

Another worthy sensation to try is that of friction, a little bit of in-and-out play. Penetrative play of this nature may be more difficult for someone new to anal play, or a person may need some proper warming up before they can relax into anal intercourse. For warm up play, try a Silk Small with no taper or tight night, it moves so smoothly in and out of the body. Take it up a notch by using a curved toy, like the Compact or Acute. And you might try adding some texture to your play by using a toy like the Splish, Splash or Purr.

4.Vibration? Or Not?
Everyone responds differently to vibration. Play and explore to find out how vibration affects your response. Try holding a toy up against the outside of the orifice. This is intended to help you relax, however others may find it makes their muscles tense up. You may prefer inserting the toy, allowing the muscles to relax for a few moments and then initiating the vibrating functions. The B-Bomb is the perfect toy for vibration play.

5. Pressure Points

For a person of any gender, using a curved butt toy can cause totally unique sensations. You want to reach for your prostate or G-spot, so point the curve towards your navel. The more sexually excited you are when you begin reaching for these spots, the more responsive they will be. It may be enough to just insert your toy and leave it in place, or try rocking your hips or tugging on the toy to cause short, fast little strokes. I recommend the ProTouch, P Spot or G Force when seeking out these hot spots.

6. Expanding Your Play

Slowly stretching and pushing you muscles can be very exciting for some people. When done with care, this kind of play brings lots of healthy circulation into the anal muscles. If you like to push your body with bigger toys, try Buck, Hoss or our new, super soft, super sexy Amsterdam

Mar 10, 2014 / 3 notes


For 15 years I’ve talked to anyone and everyone about toxic chemicals in our sex toys. Many in the novelty industry, manufacturers, store owners, and educators alike heard me mention this funny word and then spell it for them: p-h-t-h-a-l-a-t-e-s and it may have been the first time they had heard about it at all.

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Mar 10, 2014 / 1 note


Metis Black started Tantus with the goal of shaping the pleasure products industry into a safer, educated marketplace. As a pioneer in silicone toy manufacturing, Black says she experienced resistance but now sees the fruit of her labor with the increased usage of body-safe materials. Her crusade to spread awareness didn’t end there; Black continues to educate professionals and consumers alike with sponsorships and participation at nationwide conferences. In this month’s WIA Woman of the Month spotlight, Black discusses her ongoing journey in sex toy safety and education. 

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Mar 10, 2014 / 13 notes


When you first decide to try out sex toys, you are most likely going to feel overwhelmed. The first step is to accept that with your first few sex toy purchases, there will inevitably be some choices that you end up not liking. To minimize the chances of that, here are some tips for buying your first sex toys.

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Mar 10, 2014 / 24 notes


Spanking is not an unskilled art. Many write about it in books, flirt with it in social media posts, but recently I’ve realized how rare it is to find someone who really knows how to spank.

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Mar 10, 2014


Metis Black, President and Founder of Tantus Inc., wrote a letter to the editor which looks at the opportunities for sex education in retail adult stores. She raised the possibility of educators creating a standardized certification program for stores which would potentially boost sales, encourage new traffic and bring a sense of community credibility.

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Mar 10, 2014 / 1 note


A doctor is sworn to keep your confidence. Any issue you bring to them, sex or otherwise, will be private. This makes it a bit easier to confide the most personal things with them. But sex can complicate any conversation. The first thing you need to know is that doctors are just human beings. They arrive to their job with their own preconceived notions, moral standards, cultural and religious beliefs and personal hang-ups. It’s made worse when you realize doctors receive a limited amount of training (if any) in sexuality. 

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Mar 10, 2014 / 1 note


Women age 60-plus grew up not knowing much about our own capacity for sexual pleasure, let alone how to make it happen. We were discouraged from experimenting. Our sex education, such as it was, never included the concept of pleasure, whether with a partner or on our own. 

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Mar 10, 2014

GOT LUBE?™ (part 1)

Of everything in my toy chest, if I had to choose one item to take with me to a desert isle, it would be basic- I’d grab my lube.

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Mar 10, 2014

GOT LUBE?™ (part 2)

Ah to contemplate the perfect lube….where to begin? Personal lubricants are just that-personal. It’s a very subjective quest.

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