Oh MaiaMaia is PicoBong's best friend trying way too hard to be her. Don't be fooled by the shiny package job; Maia is all style and no substance, its weak motor failing to deliver any kind of memorable stimulation whatsoever. Did I sleep through my orgasm?
Maia is a bit too steep in price to be worth experimentation for beginners. If you've never used a rabbit vibe, I suggest dropping money on something a little cheaper to see if it's for you before investing in something on this level.
The texture itself is lackluster and even detrimental at times. Imagine, if you will, driving your car over a speed bump in a parking lot. It's jarring and abrupt; the bumps along the shaft are more of a pain in the ass than they are pleasurable nearly undetectable when fully inserted. Color me unimpressed.
For women like myself who just can't figure out the appeal of having rabbit ears touch your clit pretty much anywhere BUT directly on your clit, the idea of a straight-forward stem extension is a godsend. The flexible silicone transfers vibrations pretty well and can be flexed to fit your anatomy, avoiding the common "one size fits one" problem of many other dual stimulation vibrators.
The vibe has plenty of length for deep stimulation and while it is not particularly girthy, the hard silicone was a little too harsh for my delicate lady-bits, even with a generous amount of lube. Budget toy-lovers making the move from jelly vibrators might find this pretty unpleasant; I know I did.
If you have any plans to travel with this as a 'discreet item', you might have an easier time smuggling a semiautomatic weapon in your bag than this bright purple, bulbous fuck-wand.
The strength of the motor is where the snowball of disappointment really started rolling downhill. I didn't find any of the vibration patterns to be particularly enticing or strong, for that matter. This was probably the greatest disappointment for a vibrator in its price category and would have salvaged my feelings for the toy immensely. The tip rotation is utterly forgettable, so weak that it's negligible and wasn't really worth the inclusion.
The clitoral stimulation isn't bad, per se, but is difficult to pin down as you try to stay still in just the right position so you don't need to keep readjusting the stem tip. The sensations are definitely a more superficial buzz that feels reminiscent of a cheap bullet vibe. Yawwwn.
Rabbit vibes with rotating tips often suffer from the issue of sounding more like heavy machinery at a construction site in your vagina than a sexy tool for some you-time, but one point in Maia's favor is her surprisingly discreet noise level. The noise should be easily masked by a closed door and a blanket, no problem. The toy also comes with a water seal for the battery department and the electronic panel is light-up, but covered in plastic, making this vibe safe for use in and around water.
Maia comes with a silky, stretchy purple bag for storage -- and you should use it. This baby is a lint magnet like no other and ain't nobody got time to clean all that crap off every time you want to get dirty. You have no excuse, just use the damn storage bag.
As always with silicone toys, make sure to avoid silicone lube, which will degrade the surface of the toy over time. Water-based lubes are always a safe bet.
The boxing on Maia is classy as hell! It was a nice change of pace from the expected stock image of porn models making grotesque faces and clutching their breasts, choosing instead a bright, minimalist package design more on par with PicoBong/Lelo.
There was just one minor package design failure, which was stuffing the instruction booklet in front of the toy, obscuring it when you open the cover:
Disturibngly, my box seemed to have the seal on top broken...
It warns me not to accept the box if it's open, but I live life dangerously, so I disregarded it completely and made sure to give the toy an extra scrub-down before the first use. Don't try this at home, folks!
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