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 as my favorite realistic.
The VixSkin Maverick by Vixen Creations was my first dual-density dildo, so I apologize for the silly personification above. 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.
VixSkin’s outer layer of silicone 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 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 might be just your thing (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 “life-like” 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, the outer silicone layer of all VixSkin models is imbued with silicone lube, making it the stickiest silicone I’ve ever experienced; Vixen claims that the addition of silicone lube “giv[es] a more realistic feel and greater elasticity” to their VixSkin products. I’m not sure I agree that this makes VixSkin more realistic, but it does add a certain grabbiness in use that my frontal wall enjoys.
“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. But then I got Maverick, and right away I saw that the base didn’t adhere very well to the wall. I could use it stuck against my shower wall, but doing so was irritating because I’d always have to grip the bottom of the shaft for all the times when I started moving too fast (also smushing my hand against my hips). 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, though the base still had a tendency to detach itself there if I leaned forward or backward too far.
I’ve heard from many people over at r/sextoys that their dual-density Mustang has a crappy suction cup (though I’ve also heard one or two people say they thought their Vixen suction-cup base worked fine, so opinions vary). If you’re a fast thruster like me, don’t count on the base sticking well to anything for very long. The single-density Vixen “suction cup” bases, like in Leo, Randy, and Woody, don’t perform that much better, as I discovered later with my Large Realistic Bent.
There are a few ways to work around the crappy-suction-cup problem, including a thigh harness, buying a Liberator toy mount, and buying some double-sided (probably PVC) suction cups. Check out my Suction Cup Solutions page for more details!
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 both Maverick didn’t work out quite like I had hoped it would for all my G-spotting pursuits. I loved the design of Maverick, but the extra-squishiness of the head was a turn-off for me personally (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 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, provide great frontal-wall stimulation.
- 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.
- Suction cup base comes detached during use.
If you like big, squishy cocks, buy a Maverick today from SheVibe!