Even if this is your first foray into masturbatory toys, you’ve most likely heard of the iconic Rabbit vibrator. Since its first media appearance in the 1990’s (courtesy of a Sex and the City episode aptly named “the Turtle and the Hare), Rabbits have been flying off the proverbial shelf at rapid rates. An immeasurable amount of styles, shapes, colours, functions, or features hit the market as fast as rabbits procreate (yes, I went there). When doing a quick search for “Rabbit” on our website, in mere milliseconds, over 100 options pop up on the screen. Unsurprisingly, with the plethora of options available, it’s difficult, even overwhelming, figuring out which Rabbit satisfies all your needs.
Luckily, this guide will help you hunt through this daunting sea of rabbits until you lay your eyes on ‘the one.’
So, first things first, what exactly is the Rabbit?
‘Rabbit’ is a synonym for a dual vibrator, meaning there are features for internal and external stimulation. At it’s core, most rabbits come with two ‘ears’ (occasionally only one) which targets the clitoris, as well as a shaft for vaginal penetration. This double feature is what makes the rabbit a go-to bedroom companion for most people – it works on two erogenous zones, clitoral and vaginal.
You might be wondering how the Rabbit got such a friendly, unassuming name when it’s such a powerful device. Interestingly, the vibrator received its name as a way to bypass laws restricting the manufacturing and selling of masturbatory toys. Vibratex, the Japanese company who invented the Rabbit, made their toys look like fun, playful, and colourful animals to discretely bring this magical vibrator to the Japanese people.
Now that you know what the Rabbit essentially is, let’s move on to the first thing you should always ask when looking for a vibrator or dildo: what is it made of.
Since you’re using (or inserting) these toys in private places, it’s important to be aware of the materials. Cheaper toys are typically made with porous and potentially toxic materials. Stay away from anything made with PVC.
All our Rabbits are made of either TPR (thermoplastic rubber), silicone, or glass. In terms of price, TPR lands on the least expensive side, silicone in the middle to expensive, and glass typically airs on the expensive side.
If you’re a first-time buyer, I recommend purchasing a toy in the middling price range. Remember, you can’t return your toy after purchasing it. Spending $200 on a toy and realizing it doesn’t fit, physically or sexually, would be unfortunate at best and infuriating at worst.
For ease, here is a quick breakdown of the different materials we offer. If you want to dive deeper into the details, check out our sex toy materials guide.
- Can be used with water and silicone based lubricants, may not be compatible with oils
- Porous and cannot be sterilized
- Do not store near other plastic products, could melt
- Can be used with water based lubricants
- May not be compatible with silicone-based lubricants
- Hypo-allergenic (if 100% silicone)
- Non-porous and can be sterilized (if 100% silicone)
- Can be used with water and silicone-based lubricants and oils
- Non-porous and easily sterilized
The next question you should be asking yourself is, what am I using it for?
The function, style, or type of Rabbit you select depends on what you want it to do. Some questions I keep in mind when scrolling through the abundance of options available are:
- Girth or no girth - what type of thickness works for me
- Length or depth – how deeply do I want the penetration? How much can I handle?
- Sensitivity – especially for the clitoris, how much pressure or stimulation am I looking for?
Before purchasing your perfect rabbit, I recommend doing some trial-runs on yourself using the plain-old-tested-and-true style of gadget-free masturbation, your fingers. By playing around with yourself, you’ll have a better idea about what you’re looking for in a toy.
Ok, so you know what the Rabbit is, what kind of materials are available, and after some self-satisfying pleasurable trial-runs, you know what you’re looking for. It’s time to look at the different functions Rabbits have to offer.
The Rabbit comes with such wide-ranging options because it’s a dual-vibrator. Meaning, there are “dual” customizable components – the shaft and the clitoral piece.
Let’s start with shaft.
While all Rabbits vibrate, the shaft can come with three primary functions: classic, thrusting, or rotating.
Classic: Ah, the basic but certainly not boring classic vibrator. This dual stimulator comes equipped with a few vibrating patterns which will almost definitely get you off. This is a great option for solo or couple newcomers. I recommend the Hop Jessica Rabbit by Blush Novelties – it’s affordable, waterproof, and rechargeable.
Rotating: For those looking for extra stimulation, the rotating rabbit has a moveable rotating mid-section and comes with a variety of speeds. If that’s not enough, the middle part is comprised of beads to bring you even more pleasure. I recommend the Waterproof Jack Rabbit Vibrator. Not only is it affordable, but it comes with 3 deliciously rotating speeds.
Thrusting: Thrusting or ‘pulsating’ Rabbits thrust rather than vibrate (however, some vibrate too). If you’re looking for a more realistic (read: like real life sex) experience, this Rabbit’s for you. It’s thrusting shaft prevents you from having to do the arm-work yourself. Although this vibrator airs on the expensive, ‘luxury’ side, I recommend Fun Factory’s Bi Stronic Fusion. They’re known for their ‘Stronic’ toys and their pulsator vibrators are packed with power.
Functions aside, there are three additional features to look at when deciding what kind of shaft works for your body and needs: length, shape, and girth. Girth we will address later when we get to special features.
Length: The majority of Rabbits we offer range between 8-11 inches, with the insertable length ranging from 4-6 inches, about the average size of a penis. If you’re looking for a shallow penetrative vibrator, pick a shorter Rabbit. For deeper penetration, look at the longer ones.
Shape: The shape, or curve, of your Rabbit’s shaft is important to think about when considering what you want your rabbit to do. There are essentially two shapes here: the classic or the g-spot. The Classic comes with a straighter shaft and a bulbous head – this is a great option if you’re looking for a realistic penetrative feeling. G-Spot Rabbits shafts have a slight curve, intended to reach and stroke, yes, you’ve guessed it, the g-spot. The angled curve is great for people with slimmer vaginas or for anyone looking for a Rabbit that specifically reaches the g-spot. If you’re looking for an affordable and pleasurable G-Spot Rabbit, I recommend Blush Novelties Hop Trix Silicone Dual Stimulation Rabbit Vibrator.
Moving along to the clitoral piece, there are four primary options: one, two, or three ‘ears’, and the butterfly.
One Ear: While the single ‘ear’ devices are solid, lacking the typical ‘ear’ look, for the sake of consistency and simplicity, we will call it an ear. Single ‘ear’ clitoral pieces provide direct stimulation on the clitoris. If you’re looking for a vibrator that provides pressure directly on your clitoris rather than around it, this is the Rabbit for you. Luxe’s Arielle Silicone Rabbit Style Dual Stimulation Vibrator is a great ‘single’ eared option.
Two Ears: If you’re wondering why the Rabbit’s clitoral devices are called ears, the Rabbit’s traditional two-prong clitoral piece juts out, giving the appearance of “ears” (which is also fitting for a vibrator called “the Rabbit”). The soft ears move up and down along the sides of the clitoris. If you find direct clitoral stimulation to be too much, the lighter “grazing” feeling of this clitoral device is perfect for you. Depending on the size of your clitoris, there are longer ears available. I recommend Vibratex’s Rabbit Habit Deluxe Vibrator, which O Magazine once referred to as the “Rolls Royce of Sex Toys.”
Three Ears: As you’ve probably guessed, “three eared” Rabbits have three prongs attached to the clitoral piece. Three ears, also known as “the claw”, gives full surrounding clitoral stimulation. With an additional ear working it’s magic on the clitoris, expect a higher level of intensity. Unless you know your body and the level of sensation you can handle extremely well, I would hold off on purchasing a three eared Rabbit. If you’re Rabbit veteran, or you’re a fiend for higher intensity clitoral stimulation, I recommend Jopen’s Vanity Vr12 Luxury Vibrator. Although it’s expensive, this Rabbit is packed with power and guaranteed to hit the type of orgasm you’re looking for.
Butterfly: The butterfly is geared to stimulate every aspect of external female pleasure – the clitoris and the labia. This clitoral piece comes with the two traditional ears stroking the sides of the clitoris as well as two bigger “butterfly” antennas reaching the sides of the labia. The butterfly clitoral piece isn’t for the faint hearted. But for those daring and experienced Rabbit users, I recommend Blush Novelties, Aria Lotus Flutter Waterproof Silicone Rabbit Vibrator. It’s affordable, made of Silicone, and comes with 10 vibrating functions and 5 speed settings.
Phewf. We’ve finally covered all of the various and complex elements of Rabbit Vibrators.
But, wait, before you let out your long-waited and well-deserved sigh of relief, there are two elements left to tackle. While browsing the web for your perfect Rabbit, you probably noticed some of the odd, even bizarre shapes some of them have. Adding another layer of complexity and confusion to our quest, certain brands have created shapes or styles separating them from the rest of the nest. But other than upping the price, do these innovative shapes and styles up the ante anywhere else?
Let’s look at four brands who creatively recreated the Rabbit’s shape: Lelo, Vanity, Jopen, and L'amourose. From least to most expensive, here are the differences:
Jopen: Looking at the least expensive option offered in Jopen’s Vanity series, the Vanity VR6 Rabbit Style Vibrator, the VR6 kind of looks like you’re curving, while slightly separating, your index finger and your thumb upwards. Not only is the shape aesthetically appealing, it’s designed to fit a woman’s natural contours. Its G-Spot arm’s curve reaches deeper inside, helping you reach more fulfilling climaxes. The clitoral (single-ear) arm comes with an independent motor, giving you even more control over the speed and style of vibrations. Currently on sale with a price tag of $109.99 (regularly $149.99), this is a great Rabbit if you’re looking for a luxury brand.
Fun Factory: Fun Factory comes with Rabbits of varying shapes and sizes – including a dolphin shape. Looking at the more affordable option, the Lady Bi Dual Stimulator Vibrator, in comparison to L’Amourose and the Jopen, Fun Factory’s style is definitely less pretty. With a thicker curvature than classic Rabbits, they’ve created a flexible shaft that adapts to your motions. Plus, its length gives you more options to play around with. The most noticeable aspect is the looped handle which is great for switching positions. While this vibrator comes in at $159.99, if you’re a Rabbit veteran, Fun Factory is definitely a brand you should be looking at.
Lelo: Last but not least, the most expensive Rabbit on our list, the Ina 2 Dual Action Luxury Rabbit Vibrator. Similar in style to the Jopen, Lelo’s new and improved design comes with a widened shaft helping you reach deeper G-spot pleasure. The clitoral arm remains flexible and sensational. With a price tag of $189.99, while pleasure is guaranteed with Lelo’s fantastically designed Rabbit, unless you’re experienced and know exactly what you’re looking for, I would stay away from this option for now. When you’re ready for a luxury Rabbit, this one should be at the top of your list.
And finally, we get to the end of our guide – the additional features section.
There are a couple features certain rabbits offer for those with specific needs: girth – slimline or large and the triple stimulator.
Slimline: If you’re a Rabbit beginner or are in need of slimmer toys, this is perfect for you: The Vedo Wink Mini Waterproof Silicone Rabbit
Large: Alternatively, if you love a thick vibrator, or girth in general, check out a larger Rabbit – specifically the Thunder Cloud Rainbow Lights Rabbit Vibrator.
Triple Stimulator: For those of you looking to add some anal stimulation into the mix, the Triple Stimulator Rabbits are just what you need. I recommend the Disco Triple Play Rabbit with Anal Stimulator
Okay, we did it. You can wipe off the bead of sweat dripping from your brow.
Now you know EVERYTHING there is to know about Rabbit Vibrators. If you have any lingering questions or comments, let us know in the comments below!