Blue, Hard & Horrible: Maia Kendall Dildo Review

This toy is a great addition to the colour diversity of our toy box but that’s about it. It really makes an impression with its bright blue colour and girth, but it is incredibly firm and terrible to actually use.

In short: It is a girthy dildo that gets trapped on my pelvic bone and comes from a questionable company.

The Basics:

The Maia Kendall dildo is made with soft-textured silicone. It is not squishy or pliable, and it can only mildly bend with the effort of two hands. It is 8 inches long with an insertable length of 7 inches. The width is 1.75 inches at its largest – starting with the head. It has a swirled shaft with 5 swirls. The head protrudes on one side. It is marketed for g-spot, anal safe, harness compatible and suction cup capable. As it is made of 100% silicone on the outside, it is body safe, waterproof and easy to clean. All of this information was found on distributing sex shop sites, not the actual Maia site, which actually has very little information about any of their toys.

Maia Kendall Dildo Review - A Couple of Kinks

The Packaging:

The packaging is the best part! The box looks great. Maia really focuses on using bright colours, which have lured me in twice now for disappointing results (see: Maia Twistty Silicone Duo Balls). Maia’s slogan is “colors of erotica” and they provide a little colour therapy guide with every toy. Their Astral line (blue) is supposed to provoke trust, reliability, belonging and coolness. It does come with a bright blue storage pouch, which is nice but it smells a bit funny. There is a general instruction manual that talks about vibrator settings (not relevant) and cleaning care. While writing this review, I discovered that there is a 90-day warranty. You need to submit your registration online within 10 days of purchase, which I find is a really short time frame for a company that doesn’t advertise their warranty policy. I had to Google their warranty policy to find out more information because I could not find a direct link through their website. I found that there is a $12.50 USD service charge for repairs. Considering I paid less than $30 for the actual toy, I find this to be a total rip-off. This is the same company that took me 5 tries to get information about their kegel balls. So far, unimpressed.

Maia Kendall Dildo Review - A Couple of Kinks

Maia Kendall Dildo Review - A Couple of Kinks

 

Attempting to Use the Toy:

I was so excited when this toy arrived in the mail. It looks like it would be a lot of fun. I can’t always handle big girth but we’ve come close to fisting, so it isn’t like I took on an impossible challenge.

I was surprised by how hard the material is. I later found out that the interior is made of a different material, which might explain why they made the outside so firm.

We have never been able to insert this toy inside of me without pain. No matter how warmed up or turned on I am or how desperately I want something large in my vagina – this toy causes me pain. The bulging part of the head gets stuck on my pelvic bone and it hurts. We’ve managed to get passed it with some strong will and lots of lube, but then the next swirl shows up and it’s game over. Out it comes, and we go on about our session and are much happier to leave it behind.

Maia Kendall Dildo Review - A Couple of Kinks

 

Anal: There is no way this is able to fit in my butt. I can only assume that the intense firmness might be uncomfortable for some.

Harness/Suction: The toy does have a flared base that acts as a suction cup. We don’t own a harness (yet!), but we can comment on the suction function. Our comment is: it is great when gravity is working with you – when the toy is vertical on a table or the floor. It is awful when gravity is working against you and it is horizontal on a wall. The suction doesn’t hold – it just comes right off. Edit Sept 2016: We do own a harness, but we want nothing to do with this toy. 

 

 

In Conclusion:

I would only recommend this toy to someone who likes rigid, wide, textured toys. Even then, I would not recommend this company to anyone. I find their products to be disappointing and their customer service to be appalling. There is very little information about any of their toys on their company website. It took me five attempts to get someone to answer my very simple question. Their warranty policy is incredibly sneaky. We will personally be staying away from this company, despite the lure of bright colours.

Recommended For: People who enjoy very hard toys. People who enjoy larger textured toys.

Not Recommended For: Basically everyone else. We wouldn’t recommend this toy or this company. 

If you still want to buy this toy you can purchase it from Lovehoney US | Lovehoney Canada | Lovehoney UKShe Vibe Pink Cherry


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Maia Kendall Dildo Review - A Couple of Kinks

 

6 Comments

  1. Well, in the interests of science we stuck ours to the bathroom mirror and hung the harness off the end of it to induce it to fall off but it was still there 8 hours later. Must have been something seriously amiss with the one you had I guess.

    • Wow! I’m super impressed that yours stuck! That’s awesome. Maybe it was just ours but then that makes me question that consistency of quality. I’m still not a super Maia fan after our few experiences. I’m glad yours works though!

      • Yes, although I’m a fan of the idea of dual density dildos (allowing them to be both soft and stiff for example) I think it’s difficult to make a toy with a core without potential issues. The Tantus Cush o2 we have has a perfect, unbroken outer layer but the core is not perfectly centred inside. With the Maia toy it looks like the low-density core was held centred in the mould by a mandrel while the silicone outer cured but then they had to blank off the hole left by the mandrel in the outer with that disk/plug in the centre of the suction base. It’s not good to contemplate all the issues that arise if that doesn’t seal properly (of which a non-functional suction base is about the least worrying!)

      • That’s very true! It is filled with those small white styrofoam ball things (no clue what to call them) so it could be really bad if it doesn’t seal properly. Looks like you’ve done some research 🙂

  2. HI, I would like to start by saying this is the first product I have ever bought from Maia (through my local sex shop) and I must say it is unfortunate that this dildo did not satisfy you. I myself have been thoroughly satisfied the suction base works fantastic in the shower and I’ve had several anal sessions with this toy and everytime I have never had issues with the suction not sticking, and as for the size/sturdiness I still have not yet been able to fully insert to the base, but even so it feels so amazing sliding in and out of my butt each ribbed spot hitting joy spots I didn’t know I had. I would definitely be enthusiastic about trying something else from Maia. But for now I’ll stick to the Kendall. As for warranty I was actually surprised they do have such a thing, due to the nature of the products and there use.

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