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Betty's 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 The original design seems outdated today, with a hand held remote control and a cord attaching it to the vibrator itself. It had 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 was the more updated version of the Pearl and 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 Eve's Delightwhich has a shorter clitoral arm but still delivers dual stimulation. It turns on with a simple button interface but it has the basic clitoral nub and shaft that vibrate without the rotating beads in the shaft. B Yours Beginner Bunny 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 California Dreaming Sierra Sensation is waterproof and rechargeable but will only penetrate a couple of inches and the clitoral arm is less intense.

 

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 have rotating beads in the shaft but instead went for an upwards “come hither” waving motion on the shaft designed for precision g-spot stimulation.

 

The Triple Stimulator Rabbit Vibrator

For those of you who want that little something extra, there are now triple stimulation rabbits on the market. 3Some Total Ecstasy 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. While it may not look like a traditional rabbit vibrator, you are still getting clitoral and internal stimulation with the addition of a flexible third arm made for anal teasing and penetration.

 

The Thrusting Rabbit Vibrator

Just when you thought you had heard it all, we have the rabbits that thrust. California Dreaming Orange County Cutie has 10 functions of vibration in the g-spot and clitoral arms plus 3 speeds of thrusting on the main body. This kind of function means you get that amazing thrusting feeling without doing it yourself, making it perfect for anybody with limited mobility or for thrill seekers looking for maximum orgasms with minimal work.

 

The Air Suction Rabbit Vibrator

Air suction, air pulsation, or pressure wave devices are newer to the market and

it didn’t take long for companies to figure out how to apply these traditionally clitoral stimulators to a dual function rabbit design. Again, they look less like a traditional rabbit but still deliver that clitoral stimulation plus internal vibration. The Beso Plus offers vibration as well as clitoral suction making for a truly intense, orgasmic experience.