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Ultimate Guide to the Rabbit Vibrator

The rabbit vibrator revolutionized the sex toy industry when it was first introduced in 1983 by manufacturer Vibratex and it has since gone on to be copied, modified, and improved upon hundreds of times over by dozens of companies. If you think it all started with that very special episode of Sex and the City, think again. The rabbit has quite a story and continues to be the most popular type of sex toy in the world.

What makes this sex toy so popular, where did the idea come from, and how to decide if a rabbit is right for you? Stay tuned and find out!

Short History of the Rabbit

The idea of having a sex toy with both internal and external components was still a new one back in 1983 when Vibratex came up with their design. Until then, sex toys for women were mainly penis substitutes, with a veiny shaft and perhaps some vibration. Since many women need clitoral stimulation in order to orgasm, it made a lot of sense to design a vibrator which could stimulate the g-spot and clitoris at once.

The problem? Vibratex made their toys in Japan, which had strict, and quite old, regulations that prohibited the manufacture of sex toys. It is said that hundreds of years ago, Japanese law forbade craftsmen from creating replicas of male genitalia. It was thought to be not only obscene but a waste of the craftsmen’s talents. So, being clever (and probably a bit cheeky), craftsmen started carving smiling faces or animal faces on the phalluses to make them less, well, phallic, and to get around the existing laws.

Those prohibitions exist to this day and were the reason why the first dual stimulating vibrators were designed with bright colors and animal faces.

The Rabbit’s Rise to Fame

With the rise of specialty sex shops, the Rabbit Pearl gained in popularity. The original design still exists today, with a hand held remote control and a cord attaching it to the vibrator itself. It has the distinctive clitoral stimulator topped by rabbit ears and a vibrating, rotating shaft to hit the g-spot, all encased in baby pink elastomer.

The Rabbit Habit came along in in 1997, introducing a cordless design with the battery pack in the handle
 and a freedom of movement women hadn’t experienced before. With the ability to control the vibrator in one hand, it opened up a world of possibilities for fun!

1998 brought that infamous episode of Sex and the City which featured the Rabbit Pearl in a big way as Charlotte proceeds to become addicted and the ladies have to stage an intervention. That was all it took to send sales through the roof.

So What’s the Big Deal?

The secret to the rabbit’s success is its ability to deliver so much stimulation all in one brightly colored package. You have a phallic shaft which usually contains beads that rotate and stimulate the vaginal opening during penetration. The shaft itself usually rotates slightly as well which is great for g-spot stimulation. Then you have the outer arm which is an independently powered bullet covered in a soft material and usually tipped by ticklers or ears for direct clitoral stimulation.

Since the original design, many manufacturers have come along to add their own touches to the classic. Some feature extra nubs and textures on the phallic part for extra stimulation while some have beads that can rotate both clockwise and counter-clockwise. Some retain the animal theme for the vibrating bullet, with everything from dolphins to beavers, and some forego it completely for a firmer, more direct clitoral stimulation. There is now a rabbit vibrator to meet your every need.

The Cheap and Cheerful

Because rabbit vibrators are so multi-functional, they tend to be more expensive than the classic shaft styled vibrator. If you are just getting started and don’t want to spend a lot, you can try the Waterproof Wall Banger Purple Rabbit. It turns on by twisting the base but it has the basic clitoral nub and shaft that vibrate without the rotating beads in the shaft. My First Jack
Rabbit
 has the rotating beads, the bunny ears, and the dual stimulation as well. It’s a great price for starting out.

The Mini Rabbit Vibrator

Mini rabbit vibrators are great because they offer stimulation to the clitoris and shallowly into the vagina without deep penetration. Something like the First Time Bunny Teaser Rabbit Vibrator is waterproof but short with only 3 insertable inches. The Mini Love G-Spot Waterproof Rabbit Vibrator has similar functions with a narrow shaft and the bonus of being silicone, which is always our material of choice in terms of body safety.

The Luxury Rabbit Vibrator

The Ina Wave Dual Action Luxury Rabbit Vibrator is a classic example of the newer rechargeable eco-friendly style, with a sleek, bulbous clitoral stimulator, dual motors that are separately controlled, and a variety of vibration intensities and patterns that you only get from a top end vibrator. Another wonderful newer feature is the focus not only on clitoral stimulation and vaginal penetration but on targeted g-spot stimulation as well. Ina Wave does not having rotating beads in the shaft but instead went for an upwards “come hither” waving motion on the shaft designed for precision g-spot stimulation.

Another luxury line of rabbits are the Vanity line from Jopen. Vanity Vr10 is rechargeable, silicone, waterproof, super powerful, and has stayed true to the bunny idea with the powerful clitoral stimulator tipped in a rabbit head and ears. The price is way up there but you are paying for quality, power, materials, and a manufacturer’s warranty.

The Triple Stimulator Rabbit Vibrator

For those of you who want that little something extra, there are now triple stimulation rabbits on the market. Disco Triple Play Rabbit Vibrator is one of very few that is actually silicone, with is even more important when you’re dealing with anal play. You need something that you can thoroughly disinfect. It features the rotating beads in the shaft, the independent clitoral bullet with soft, pliable bunny ears, and it’s waterproof. Then they’ve added a slim anal stimulating shaft just to make things interesting! 

The Thrusting Rabbit Vibrator

Just when you thought you had heard it all, we have the rabbits that thrust. The Fun Factory Stronic Bi thrusts, pulses, vibrates and flutters with two powerful motors that are very intense. This is a luxury toy for sure, but it is silicone, waterproof, and extremely powerful so if you are a true rabbit lover this may be for you.