Maverick and I had a torrid love affair, but then I had to say good-bye.
He seemed great when I first met him: tall, muscular, with beautiful features. During our first encounter, though, I discovered that his suction cup was…temperamental. And after we’d been together for a little while, I realized that while his girth was awesome, his head was just all squish. He just couldn’t stand the pressure of my pounding!
Now that he’s gone from my life, I do miss that beautifully shaped coronal ridge, and the faux foreskin texture underneath. Still, I think our breakup was for the best, because overall, Maverick’s big glans was just too squishy for me. I had to move on to the Tantus Uncut #1 and the New York Toy Collective Ellis as my favorite realistic dildos.
The VixSkin Maverick by Vixen Creations was my first dual-density dildo, so I apologize for the overly dramatic personification above. Maverick just felt so much more real than any toy I’d previously owned!
Maverick is 7” of insertable length, with a 2” maximum diameter (up at the protruding coronal ridge and throughout the bottom part of the shaft). The slightly raised texture right under the coronal ridge is a beautiful design, as it provides some extra stimulation beyond the coronal ridge.
The outer layer of VixSkin (dual-density dildos by Vixen Creations) is soft, somewhere around 00-30 shore in feel. Because so many people swear that VixSkin is the most realistic-feeling line of fake cocks out there, maybe I just had my expectations set too high for Maverick, my first dual-density silicone dildo. For me, Maverick’s glans is a tease. As it rubs my vag’s frontal way, with every forward stroke, I want to orgasm. But.I.just.can’t.quite.get.there. If you’re someone who typically uses a clit vibe with your dildos, then Maverick is a great choice (assuming you want it large!).
Maverick’s squishiness is especially pronounced because the toy’s inner core doesn’t seem to extend up into the glans. This is why I like the VixSkin Johnny better: the core extends into the head. I also think that Johnny feels more “lifelike”1 than Maverick and Mustang because Johnny’s head isn’t so exaggerated. Like Tantus O2 dildos, VixSkin models do vary slightly in how they feel.
Also, VixSkin silicone is sticky. Unlubed, it feels kinda draggy. But when you do use lube (and why wouldn’t you?),2 Maverick is suddenly really smooth. It glides in and out, moving easily with each stroke. It almost feels like a gloss-finished toy. This may be a good thing or a bad thing for you, depending on your preferences. Since I do like my toys draggier, like Ellis, Maverick’s gliding surface wasn’t exactly what I was looking for.
“Suction Cup” Base
Vixen classifies these models as “suction cup base” dildos. I was psyched about this because when I bought Maverick, I was trying to replace a large PVC suction-cup dildo with something nontoxic and more realistic. (I eventually found the closest thing to be NS Novelties’ ColourSoft series.) Then I got Maverick, and right away I saw that the base didn’t adhere very well to the wall. (If you do want to use the suction cup base, be sure to really press hard, several times, to remove as much air as possible and create a tighter seal.)
I could use Maverick stuck against my shower wall, but doing so was irritating because I’d always have to grip the bottom of the shaft. When I started moving too fast, I would smush my hand between my hips and the wall. I definitely didn’t have a ton of luck in my favorite suction cup position: on a thin strip of (painted) wall.
The base does perform better on a very flat, horizontal surface, so I went to fucking Maverick on the corner of my nightstand for a while. Occasionally the base would detach itself if I leaned too far forward or backward.
I’ve heard from many people over at r/sextoys that they haven’t had a lot of success with the suction cup base on the Mustang, the most popular VixSkin dildo. But opinions vary: I’ve seen a few others say the suction cups were fine. I think a lot of this depends on how fast you thrust (and whether you’ve really, really pressed all the air out of the suction cup). If you’re a fast thruster like me, don’t count on the base sticking perfectly. The single-density Vixen “suction cup” bases, like in Leo, Randy, and Woody, perform slightly better but still aren’t totally flawless, as I discovered later with my Large Realistic Bent. (To be fair, really, really strong suction cups that stick on all different surfaces are rare.)
TL;DR: An Awesome Toy, Just Not Perfect for Me
The dual-density VixSkin line includes many high-quality, realistic dildos. I’d definitely recommend that everyone check out at least one of them, even though Maverick didn’t work out quite like I had hoped it would for all my G-spotting pursuits. I loved the VixSkin Maverick’s design, but the extra-squishiness of the head just isn’t my cup of tea. (I prefer the Vixen Large Realistic Bent [my review here]—the same shape as Maverick but without the super-squishy outer layer—when I want serious pressure and girth.) If you are looking for gentler stimulation, though, Maverick is an amazing choice for a large toy. It works great with a bullet vibe, and VixSkin is always beloved for anal.
Here’s what I liked and didn’t like about Maverick:
- The curve.
- The shape of the coronal ridge, plus the smaller foreskin ridge, are stimulating (yet gentle).
- Thick, but still very forgiving because of the squish.
Eh, that’s disappointing:
- Uncored head feels half-cocked to me when I’m really pounding it.
- For some people, the suction cup base may come detached during use.
If you like big, squishy cocks, buy a Maverick today from SheVibe!
- But don’t set your hopes too high! As I mentioned in my Ellis review, realism is a continuum—and really really realistic requires real money.
- Seriously, folks, don’t be a hero—lube is your friend. I say this to my former self.