Maude is a modern intimacy company. It’s right there in the tagline: “Sex Made Simple”. And it’s a QooA staff favorite for just that reason. Maude makes minimal, uncomplicated, accessible and really high quality products for use before, during and after sex.

But Maude is the best kind of intimacy company, because they realize that the process is holistic. If your body doesn’t feel good, or you don’t feel good about your body, you likely aren’t going to have good sex…or good anything…unless not feeling good is your kink.

So we were really excited to learn about the expansion of Maude products to focus on body care, and to get our hands on the first product in their new body line. This weekend, I had a chance to try out Maude Oil no.0. Here’s what happened:

As an old, middling-to-good, but still active athlete, I have a lot of busted parts. We’re talking multiple back surgeries for an exploded L4/5 and L5/S1, a foot drop, two torn patellars, bursitis in the shoulder, a couple kinked ribs and countless other little tears and breaks. As someone who deals with chronic pain, I do an incredible amount of physical therapy and massage, and in COVID America, that means stretching at home, partner massage at home, self massage, percussive therapy and a whole bunch of electrodes. You would be right to assume that I go through a lot of massage oil and muscle rub.

Over the past few days, I incoporated Maude Oil no. 0 into my regular routine. I used it to work out my girlfriend’s neck after a bad sleep, to rub and thump my lower back, and to work on my shoulders after a couple days of surfing, throwing a foootball and regular exercise. Overall, I would say it was super pleasant and relaxing.

 

The first thing that struck me about the Maude Oil was its consistency…or I guess viscosity? It’s clear and thin. It’s slippery, but doesn’t interfere with grip. And it’s not at all sticky or greasy. After using it, I was able to do things like put on a shirt, use my computer, live my life, etc. It felt warming enough to loosen things up, but not aggressive or warming-as-a-feature.

Another selling point for me was the absorption and economy of the product. A little went a long way and it felt hydrating. It lasted through some good, deep knot work and hung around for skin softness. Oil no.0 is organic and contains Jojoba oil, MCT oil, Argan oil and Castor oil and is, as far as I can tell, completely odorless. Eveyone has a preferred scent, but IMO, the best scent is usually no scent.

 

I’ve included some unboxing photos here, as I also really like the product’s presentation. The packaging is minimal and pleasing, and the glass bottle was packed in a little cloth draw bag, so there wasn’t a bunch of plastic garbage to deal with.

Hot take conclusion: I’ve only used the oil for a weekend, but I will absolutely continue to. It’s a really good massage oil. The instructions note that it can also be mixed into water for use as a bath oil, so we may put that on the list for this week.

You can find Oil no.0 and several other selections from Maude in our breakout shop. And stay tuned. We’ll be trying some new body products from them soon.

Old School Wednesday: Dr Dre – Let Me Ride

Dr. Dre ~ "Let Me Ride" (L) So on and so on, why don't you let me roll on?I remember back in the days when I used to have to get my stroll onDidn't nobody wanna speakNow everybody peepin' out they window when they hear me beatin' up the streetIs it Dre? Is it...

bläanks | Urbanized Cottagecore

Get to know the LA based interior knit brand merging tradition, craft and modern living

Old School Wednesday: 3rd Bass – Gas Face

3rd Bass ~ “Gas Face” (L)"A Gas Face can either be a smile or a smirk When appears, a monkey wrench to work one's clockwork Perkin his brim to the rim of my cup Don't tempt me, you're empty, so fill'er up! Is I'm talkin coffee or cocoa, is you loco? Cash or credit for...

Bitcoin For Creatives | Angelina Dreem

New year? Time to hustle your 2021. With an all time high, let Angelina Dreem guide you into the fun, cool, and sexy world of Bitcoin.

John Carroll Kirby x Scent

The Jazz Multi-instrumentalist John Carroll Kirby collabs with Mexico City based Indie label Scent to redefine merch

Old School Wednesday: RUN DMC – Christmas in Hollis

RUN DMC ~ "Christmas in Hollis" (L)"Rhymes so loud and proud you hear it It's Christmas time and we got the spirit Jack Frost chillin', the orchid’s out And that's what Christmas is all about The time is now, the place is here And the whole wide world is filled with...

Spiritual Tools | In Times of Transformation

Spiritual Tools for Times of Transformation.  A conversation with Astara founder, Crystal Healer & Herbalist Mariah K Lyons and Energetic Healer & Herbalist Julie Hovsepian 2020!?! Why is transformation so important at this time? M – This has been a year of...

Roberta Gentry | We Need Mirrors

Get to know the artist who makes work merging “figurative but also mechanical”

Gitte’s Kitchen | Magic Medicinal Mushroom Raw Chocolate

Learn how to indulge in the ceremonial delights of everyday psychedelia with these raw and simple Magic Medicinal Mushrooms Raw Chocolate recipe from the Danish photographer Gitte Meldgaard

Black Friday | The Health Edit

Instead of the unnecessary binge of electronics and leftovers let’s all sweat it out and blow it up