Maude is a hygiene and body care company that sells bath and body products, as well as items related to sexual wellness. Their minimalist approach in terms of packaging and design has been praised by media outlets such as Buzzfeed, Vogue, GQ, and InStyle.
With a steady following of over 54K followers on the Maude Instagram, it seems like Maude is a game-changer when it comes to the ‘family planning’ aisle. But is the brand really worth its hype? We’re here to do some detective work.
This Maude review will take an in-depth look at the brand and it’s products, customer ratings, promotions, and more, to help you decide if their products are worth the buy.
Overview of Maude
As a former legislative aide in healthcare, Éva Goicochea was already passionate about health and well-being. The idea of Maude clicked when she found herself dissatisfied browsing the ‘family planning’ aisle at every store she’d been to. It all looked the same, as it was outdated, confusing, and was not reflective of today’s modern lifestyle.
In April 2018, Éva launched Maude with the help of the co-founder of Maude, Dakota Johnson, who starred in the Fifty Shades of Grey film series. With the company building on the essence of inclusivity, quality, and simplicity, Dakota was brought on board to focus on the brand’s approach to sustainability, awareness, and education-based initiatives.
With their headquarters based in New York, NY, Maude continues to gather widespread recognition for their simplistic approach directed at the modern consumer. “Together, we look forward to changing the industry and creating a company that stands for modern intimacy—all people welcome,” via a statement from GetMaude.com.
Before we dive into this Maude review, let’s go over some initial pros and cons.
- Variety of bath, body, and sexual wellness products
- Modern and discrete packaging that is visually appealing and makes purchasing embarrassment free
- Reasonable prices
- Offers Klarna installment payments
- Majority of positive customer reviews
- Free shipping on orders above $20
- Shipping is only available within the United States
Maude offers all of the essentials you need when it comes to bath and body related items, as well as an entire collection dedicated to sex essentials. For bath and body, they sell body wash, massage oil, bath salts, towels, hand sanitizer, and massage candles. For Maude intimates, the brand offers condoms, lubricant, and Maude sex toys, such as their personal massager. Maude also sells travel items and kits with a mix of those items.
Maude Intimates Review
While most retail sex essential products are usually designed with bright colors and bold lettering, it’s safe to say that some of us might feel embarrassed when moving to the checkout line. Thankfully, the way that Maude packages their products is not only discrete but visually pleasing.
This Maude review will showcase some of their most popular items in this category, including massagers, lubricants, and Maude condoms.
Maude Vibe Review
Everyone needs a bit of self-love now and then (wink wink, nudge nudge). With that being said, the Maude vibe personal massager is something you can treat yourself to if you’re in the mood for personal pleasure. Named Best-in-Show by the Strategist, the Maude vibe is super soft to the touch and made with 100% platinum-grade silicone.
This 3-speed Maude vibrator has a runtime of up to 2.5 hours and is charged via USB. It is also water-resistant, phthalate, and latex-free. It also comes with a canvas travel pouch to store with other essentials. Women’s Health commented on this massager as being very discreet but very powerful. The vibe personal massager is available in green or white for $45.
Maude Shine Organic Personal Lubricant Review
Used to relieve personal dryness and enhance intimacy, the shine organic personal lubricant is something you want sitting right beside your box of condoms. Made with moisturizing aloe, this Maude lube is 100% organic and ultra-hydrating. It is made with a pH-balanced formula, which is free from glycerin and parabens and manufactured to the ideal osmolality for the body.
You can also get their silicone version, which is paraben-free, hypoallergenic, FDA approved, and can be used underwater. Both lubricants come in 8 fluid ounces or 2 fluid ounces. The 2-ounce bottle costs a cool $10, while the 8-ounce option is priced at $25.
Maude Rise Latex condoms Review
While the average box of condoms can attract prying eyes when you’re at your local drugstore, you can avoid these awkward moments by grabbing yourself some of Maude’s rise latex condoms. Designed in a super sleek white packaging, it looks like you’re buying cotton balls or pads instead. The condoms do not contain spermicide and are fragrance-free.
They are electronically triple-tested for safety and are FDA approved. They are also made out of 100% natural latex and come in an easy to open buttercup container. “No more ripping wrappers or guessing which way is up,” the website states. This 10-pack of vegan rise latex condoms can be all yours for $12.
Maude Intimacy Kit Review
Instead of buying individual products all related to the same use, Maude makes it easy by offering their intimacy kits, where you can purchase a collection of their essentials for a discounted price. They offer 13 different kits, which range from bath and spa related items to sex essentials. Here, this Maude review will go over their most sought after intimacy kits.
Maude Solo Kit Review
It’s me, myself, and I. At least, that’s what Maude’s the solo kit is all about. Listed as “a kit to make you feel so good- no partner required,” this pack includes:
- 8 ounce organic shine lubricant
- 10 hypoallergenic compostable wipe towels
- Soft-touch vibe personal massager
Refinery29 had this to say about the solo kit: “whether you’re sending this curated self-pleasure kit to a single friend in need, or as a sexy surprise for your long-distance SO, its contents are sure to not disappoint.”
You can get this ‘behind closed doors’ Maude essentials kit for a bargain at $75, which is the discounted price from the original $82.
Maude Travel Kit Review
Whether you’re doing it in Paris (the city of love), Tokyo, Barbados, or Las Vegas, make sure you’re protected with Maude’s the travel kit. This pack contains a collection of:
- 10 ultra-thin lubricated latex condoms
- Two 2 fluid ounce bottles of their shine lubricant (in either organic or silicone)
Designed in their simplistic and super discreet packaging, you can easily toss this in with your toiletries and other bath and body essentials for when you need to hit the road on another romantic adventure. Maude’s the travel kit retails for $30, which is just two dollars off of their original price of $32.
Maude Bath Kit Review
If you’re looking to enhance your me-time spa nights, the brand has an expansive collection of Maude bath salts, body washes, and Maude body oil to help you unwind after a hard day of work. This Maude review will go over the tub kit and the maudern kit, which may make you want to jump into the bath right after.
the tub kit
While a hot water bath is already good on its own, you can upgrade your relaxation time by adding Maude’s the tub kit to your nightly routine. This kit includes:
- Soak bath salts in scent no.1
- A coconut milk bath
“These hand-harvested blends infuse water with nourishing vitamins and minerals,” as per the product description.
This Maude review highly recommends lighting some scented candles for aromatherapy and playing a relaxing playlist in the background to help clear your mind. the tub kit, for some quality at-home tranquility, costs $32.
the maudern kit
For the more ‘steamier’ bath nights, the maudern kit is the way forward, complete with:
- Hand-harvested bath salts
- A creamy coconut milk bath blend
- The vibe personal massager
- An 8-ounce bottle of organic shine lubricant
- A pack of 10 ultra-thin condoms
The bath salts are Dead Sea salts, which contain magnesium, sodium, and potassium to help hydrate your skin. It’s a gentle and effective exfoliator to assist in relaxation and relieve muscle soreness.
So, with this maudern kit, you can blow bubbles and the lights out for just $105, which is a price markdown from the original $114 price tag.
Maude Massage Candle Review
While candles can be used for aromatherapy and mood lighting, certain types of wax can be used to apply on the skin, which helps in terms of hydration and relaxation. The Maude massage candle is available in scented and unscented versions. This Maude review will take a look at this sexy candle and a kit it comes in.
burn no. 1 massage candle
Embodying the pleasant tones of amber, cedar leaf, lemongrass, tonka bean, and Medjool date, the burn no. 1 massage candle will help you feel relaxed in no time. Made with jojoba and soybean oil, this Maude candle is optimal for hydrating your skin for softness and smoothness. It’s also made with 100% cotton, a lead-free wick, and cruelty-free vegan ingredients.
This massage candle is safe to pour onto the skin once melted, or can be used to help fill your room with a satisfying scent. The burn no.1 massage candle can be yours for $25.
night in kit
Maude has you covered for date night. The night in kit has items for every moment of a successful date. Within this collection, you’ve got their:
- burn no.1 massage candle
- Organic lubricant
- The nourishing pH balance bubble bath
- A body wash for before, during, or after intimate moments
Keep this night in kit for those special Netflix and chill nights, or when you want to prolong the night after dinner is over. Smell good and feel good for the price of $95. Note that the night in kit is currently out of stock.
Maude Reviews: What Do Customers Think?
This Maude review found a generally positive customer response based on its research. On their website, they have an average of between 4 and 5 (full) stars on some of the product pages.
Most customers enjoy that their packaging is discreet and minimalistic, and some have commented that they will never go back to buying their old sex essential products again. “I love these condoms. The packing is subtle and minimalist, my partner likes how thin they are, and we’ve never had any issues with breakage, etc,” one reviewer wrote for the rise latex condoms.
This Maude review couldn’t find any reviews on Trustpilot, the Better Business Bureau, or on Reddit. However, media outlets such as Vogue and Buzzfeed have highly recommended this brand. “It’s just as energizing to encounter the level of sophistication, both in aesthetics and in messaging, you’d expect from two thirtysomethings in Brooklyn,” Vogue reports.
This Maude review also found that Influenster had reviews that praised Maude for their innovation and the effectiveness of their products. Here’s a pretty thorough review that sums up what we found pretty well:
“I’m so happy with my purchase – honestly all the products are top quality, affordable, and all-natural which is a win in my mind. I think it’s time folks became comfortable talking about sexual health and recommending safe, healthy products and practices around sex and Maude is one of the few companies to do that.”
Is Maude Worth It?
This Maude review readily recommends this brand after looking at their customer ratings, products, and the overall modern yet minimalistic vibe. While buying condoms and sex toys can oftentimes be an embarrassing venture, there’s nothing to be ashamed about- after all, sexual well-being is something to look after.
Maude realizes that today’s market of sexual essentials is often too jarring, obvious looking, and not relatable to the average consumer. They strive to fix this issue by introducing discreet packaging that makes the act of sex look practical, normal, and distinguished, rather than something overtly flirtatious and flamboyant in design and packaging.
What is welcoming about Maude is that within some of their product descriptions, they offer instructions and advice on how to use their products correctly, such as how to put on a condom properly. Not only is Maude a refreshing brand to purchase intimates and bath related products, they are also forward-thinking in terms of sex education towards their consumers.
Maude Promotions & Discounts
Some Maude products, such as their intimacy kits, are currently discounted. Maude also has a refer a friend program, where customers can send $10 to their friends on their first order above $30.
The company encourages its customers to sign up for their newsletter to receive promotions and other updates about their products. This Maude review hasn’t come across any promotions or discounts.
Where to Buy Maude
While there isn’t a physical Maude store as of yet, you can purchase Maude items at GetMaude.com, Indigo, and Urban Outfitters.
Does Maude offer discreet packaging?
Yes! Maude products will arrive in a toned bubble mailer with the Maude brand name on the side of the package. Other products ship in a plain white box with their company logo printed discreetly on the side.
Does Maude offer gift cards?
At this time, Maude does not offer or accept gift cards as a form of payment.
Are Maude products safe?
Yes, all of Maude’s products undergo extensive testing.
How long does Maude take to ship?
Currently, Maude only ships to the United States. If items are not on pre-order, the company will ship your order within 24-28 hours, Monday through Friday, according to their Maude Shipping Policy.
Shipping times vary based on the desired shipping method. For expedited shipping, costs vary depending on the shipping provider. Customers can track their order using the Maude website by entering their email and order number.
- USPS® First Class typically arrives within 2-8 business days
- UPS® Ground 2-5 business days
- UPS Next Day Air® arrives on next business day before 12pm if order is placed by 12pm EST
- UPS Next Day Air Saver® arrives next business day after 4pm if order is placed by 12pm EST
What is Maude’s Return Policy?
The Maude Return Policy states that they do not accept returns and exchanges for items that have been used or opened. If items are damaged, customers are encouraged to email customer service within 7 days of receiving the product. Condom and quickie kit sales are final sale.
How to Contact Maude
If you have questions outside of this Maude review, you can contact the company through email at [email protected] (Monday to Friday, 10 am to 6 pm).
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