Calling all ladies out there! Rabbit sex toys were first made famous in a 1998 episode of a certain American sitcom featuring the leading character Carrie Bradshaw and her three best friends. Since then they have rapidly grown in popularity making them the most loved sex toy for females available today and one of the most popular adult toys overall.
What Makes Rabbit Sex Toys So Special?
Rabbit sex toys, also known as rabbit vibrators, can do what male partners sometimes fail to deliver – they can arouse the clitoris whilst at the same time providing intense internal stimulation. What helps to distinguish rabbit sex toys from other vibrators in the adult market is they do not just possess a vibrating shaft but also feature the rabbit which is powered independently of the shaft. It’s the vibrating ears of this feature that invigorate the clitoris. This type of toy can therefore provide simultaneous internal and external gratification.
What Types of Rabbit Vibrators Are Available?
There are literally dozens of different rabbit vibrators available for purchase so which ones are the best to go for? Since their popularity began to increase, rabbit sex toys have become more sophisticated. The majority of rabbits include pleasure pearls (the number of which varies from rabbit to rabbit) inside of the shaft which rotate when the controls are activated to increase levels of internal satisfaction. There are also rabbit sex toys available that are completely waterproof and are therefore perfect to use in the bath or the shower or somewhere a little more exotic such as a hot tub. The shafts on a considerable number of rabbit vibes not only have a multispeed vibrating action built in but can also reverse the levels of vibration from forwards to backwards and vice versa. The appearance of the shaft can also vary greatly between different models. Some rabbit sex toys have smooth shafts whilst others have pleasure nodules or ribs on the outer surface.
The shaft on some rabbit vibes also has a curved end to better target that elusive g-spot! The size of both the shaft and the rabbit can also differ. In fact, the rabbits themselves aren’t always rabbits but can be in the form of dolphins or bears to name but a few. Rabbit sex toys are also available as strap ons and double stimulators which provide synchronous clitoral, anal and vaginal gratification. There are even models that are new to the market such as the Candy Rabbit Vibrator which is suitable for any size or shape of body which allows the adult toy to be bent into almost any position ensuring that the g-spot is better targeted and penetration is more comfortable. This vibrator is also rigid enough to maintain its position during sexual activity then be twisted back to its original shape afterwards.
Ultimately, the choice of rabbit vibrator is all down to individual preference. However, an important thing to consider if you have not tried rabbit vibes before is to start off with something small and work up to more advanced models. Smaller models are not just more manageable but are generally a cheaper starting point with the least expensive beginning at less than ten pounds whilst the more advanced models can easily reach the seventy pounds mark.
Amy Shepherd works in marketing for Venus Sales Ltd, a UK-based online retailer operating a number of retail sites including Sinful Sensations.
In this industry, we are flush with Rabbits thanks to, in my opinion, that infamous “Sex & The City” episode where “Charlotte” became addicted to her “Rabbit Pearl.” That episode ran for the first time in August 1998. In the last 8 or 9 years pretty much everyone in the adult toy industry has tried to duplicate Vibratex’TM super quiet, artfully crafted and atomically charged Pearl Rabbit that was so perfectly placed in that “Sex & The City episode.” Talk about your product placement coup!
Good for VibratexTM and good for consumers, right? Maybe is my short answer. Choices are great, but they do come with some confusion for the regular girl or guy shopping for sex toys.
I have been selling rabbit style toys for over 4 years now at our home parties, online and at the local boutique that I co-owned. I have personally owned several rabbit style toys and bought my first rabbit toy called the “Lobo” or “Wolfie” about 12 years ago at a home sex toy party (hosted by my good friend Stacy). I am now what you might call a Sexpert on the subject of these types of toys.
Here are some of the myths and questions that I am frequently asked about when customers want to know which of the rabbit style toys is right for them. Some of them may sound a little crude or silly, but they are REAL questions from REAL people:
1.W: Once I own a rabbit, will my husband or boyfriend still be able to please me?
2.W: Will my husband or boyfriend feel like he is being replaced?
3.M: If I buy this toy for my wife/girlfriend will I still be able to please her?
4.M: Will my wife/girlfriend be “stretched” vaginally by this toy?
5.W: Can this toy electrocute me and burn me or hurt me in some way?
6.W: Will I still be able to have an orgasm without this toy?
7.M: Do you have one that does not have any wires or cords?
8.M: Doesn’t that hurt?
The short answer is: Yes, No, Yes, No, No, Yes, Yes, and HELL NO!
(The questions with the “w” were from women and the one’s with the “m” were from men.)
So, now you’re asking yourself, how do I decide which multi functional rabbit type toy is right for you. Ask yourself the following questions:
1. Do I plan to use the toy more often alone or with a partner?
If you answered alone, you may prefer the types of toys that have a battery pack and a wire so you can keep the controller near you where you can adjust the speeds and other functionality more easily. (Suggestion: Original Rabbit Pearl or the Jack Rabbit) If you plan to use it more often with someone else, you may prefer to go the wireless route. (Suggestion: The Rabbit Habit, The Pearl Thunder or the Krystal Wabbit)
2. Do I prefer more direct and constant clitoral stimulation or do I prefer a more light, fluttering type of clitoral stimulation?
Remember that we’re all uniquely different. And while 90% of women have 95% of their orgasms through clitoral stimulation, we all get there in our own unique ways. If you prefer more direct and constant clitoral stimulation look for a toy which has a harder material or a more solid cut in the clitoral stimulator. (Suggestion: The Rabbit Habit, Pearl Thunder, Rainbow Blue, Rock My World.) If you prefer the lighter, more fluttering effect then choose stimulators with softer materials and one’s that have two softer rabbit “ears” as opposed to one more direct “ear”. (Suggestion: Original Rabbit Pearl, and The Jack Rabbit)
3. Do I prefer girth, length or both?
Many women prefer girth to length. I said many, not all. My theory for why women prefer girth is due the concentration of nerve endings that are situated at the opening and bottom third of the vagina. With girth, we feel more at the opening and at the bottom third because the thickness is touching and stimulating all of those nerve endings. (Suggestion for girth: Pearl Thunder or Krystal Wabbit.) The top two thirds of the vagina have very few nerve endings and there is not a lot of sensation up at the top, closer to our cervix. However, some girls like longer toys – more than 5″ insertable. Many women find anything over 5″ insertable a bit uncomfortable. (Suggestion for average to longer toys: Eager Beaver, Original Pearl Rabbit, Jack Rabbit, and Rabbit Habit.)
4. Will I find the rotation of the beads or pearls distracting or pleasurable?
This is a critical decision point for many women and especially for men trying to buy these toys for their female partners. What I most often tell customers is that if you’re the type of girl who has to think about your orgasm and have to spend some energy getting your brain to catch up with your body, you may prefer the toys without the rotating pearls or beads. (NOTE: almost all of the toys with the rotation function allow you to turn that part off if you find you don’t like it.)
Some women have told me that the rotation distracts them and that slows down their ability to have an orgasm. Now, if you’re a girl that does not have to think about your orgasm much, you will more then likely find that third sensation of the rotating beads or pearls highly pleasurable and it will enhance your orgasm. (Suggestions: Eager Beaver or Osaki Beaver have no beads or pearls, but still give you the penetration and the clitoral vibration. Most of the other toys mentioned in this article have some type of beads or pearls for that third type of stimulation.)
5. Will I be using this toy in the bedroom or in the shower/bathtub/hottub?
Many women, especially women with children, rarely get any privacy at all for a hot date with their rabbit toys. For some women, the only little bit of peace and quiet they get is when they lock the bathroom door for their daily shower or bath. If you need a waterproof toy or just like the idea of a dildo that can be used in the shower or hot tub, check out the waterproof toys. (Suggestion: The Duke is 100% waterproof but can be used in the bed or bath. Same with the Water Dancer Pocket Rocket by VibratexTM.)
Ladies, if you’re concerned about your husband or boyfriend feeling replaced by a toy, here’s what we suggest. First of all, let your partner know that nothing could ever replace him. We like to think of our toys as a great appetizer that is leading up to a fabulous and orgasmic entrée – HIM! Once most men figure out that the more fun you have, the more fun they have – they will fully embrace your toys. (Keep in mind that men are super visual and many men love using their toys with their partners.)
Speaking for most of my friends, relatives and the random women I have met through years of putting on Pleasure Party presentations and talking to them at my boutique, a toy has never made them less sensitive to an orgasm. For many women, toys actually help them to become more orgasmic and more sensitive – in some cases toys can even train and help women to become multi orgasmic. And, NO, a toy will not stretch you out( If you’re reallu concerned, double up on your kegel exercises! If you’ve been to any of my pleasure parties you know I am a big proponent of doing your kegels and not using those tightener creams. Ladies! The more often you do your kegels, the more intense your orgasm.)
So throw out all of those old wives tales about Sex Toys. Do your research and find the toy that is right for you. Don’t let someone SELL you a toy. Ask them to EDUCATE you about the toys that they sell and let them help you to find the one that is exactly right for you and your body. That is the approach we take at all of our Home Pleasure Parties. Let us come to your home and educate you and your friends about our products and with any luck, we have something that fits your needs. One Size Does Not Fit All in this industry!
Maybe you’ve never been to an adult book store, but you are ready to get that dildo or vibrator of your dreams. Some of you might have made trips to those raunchy stores in the past and are looking for an alternative. Before you head to your local sex toy store, let’s go over the pros and cons of buying that perfect dildo, rabbit, or butterfly vibrator online.
Like most online shopping; a pro of buying your sex toys online, is that normally you can find better deals, sales, and coupons online. Very rarely can you find these deals in local shops; in fact they are sometimes double the price. The other advantage to buying your sex toys online is that you will have access to a large range of reviews by real people. Doing the proper research before blowing your money on your new vibrating friend is the smart thing to do. Heaven forbid you buy that new butterfly vibrator, or dildo and it doesn’t hit the spot for you!
Besides the obvious, it’s just more comfortable to shop online from home. Not that I am bounding you to your house by any means, but this isn’t like shopping for a new pair of sneakers. You will be more discreet and private when buying those intimate toys at home. Shopping online will allow you to share your inner thoughts and secret comments with your lover, as you sit side by side finding that perfect toy to make you explode.
Most of the online sex stores you find will now allow you to return your items if there is any problem! This is great news my friends, because most local shops will not take any returns. Although returning items might be a pain, taking the time to prepare and mail out the package. You won’t be feeling so bad when your new functioning or exchanged vibrator, dildo, or butterfly vibrator is buzzing.
My only personal con to shopping online for sex toys would be seeing how the toy functions in person. For me the intensity of vibration is extremely important. Thankfully now a lot of stores offer videos of products to give you an idea. We displays great videos of all of their products that have motion. In addition to videos reading the reviews can give you a good idea on how the product functions, intensity, etc. Plus, just watching how your new toy works and vibes might get you a little excited! So enjoy!
Overall I think that it would be better to make your purchase for that hot new butterfly vibrator, right in the comfort of your own home. You will be able to compare prices, look for discounts, and do it all while you’re sitting in your panties. Not only that but you will be keeping private, there is no reason why you need to run into your old high school gym teacher at the porno shop. So get your booty online, and find that dream toy!
Author is an executive at leluv store.
It’s only natural for us to want to share the things we love, enjoy and go wild over with our friends and loved ones! Toys can put a spring in your step and a shine on your day… so why not share that spring an shine with a friend? Today we check out the who, what, where and when of adult toys as gifts.
Who Should I Give a Toy Gift to?
Unfortunately (or perhaps, fortunately), there are some people that it just isn’t appropriate to give adult toys to! Your gift recipients could be:
A very close female friend (for girls)
A reasonably close friend as a group gift at hen’s parties, etc
Note that if you’re a girl buying for your boyfriend, it will be just as much of a gift for him to see you using a toy that you enjoy, as buying one specifically for him to use!
Which Toys Make Good Gifts?
Every toy might be fun to use, but not all make good gifts! Match your present to your audience with the following suggestions:
For boyfriends: Avoid anything that will make him feel insecure (penis pumps, cock rings, enormous oversized dildos, etc). Anal toys for him or you can be great buys to help you explore new frontiers together; remote control vibrators can also be fabulous fun for boys. If you want to buy something that’s technically for you, but he gets to enjoy the ‘benefits’ of, why not try lingerie, a Rabbit vibe or edible underwear.
For girlfriends: There are many, man toys out there, and a hundred different ways that you could expand the horizons of a previously vanilla-style girl. However, if you’re buying a toy as a surprise for your girlfriend, you should stick to what you already know she likes. If she hasn’t tried adult toys before, simple egg vibrators or dildos can help ease her into the idea. Alternatively, grab some lingerie for guys, a video on a topic you know she’s interested in, or a board game where sex is the prize!
For close female friends:Buy her something that she’d never get for herself – an extravagant vibrator/dildo combination, something to enjoy with her partner, or some luxurious lubes and lotions!
As hen’s party gifts: Though it seems a waste, not all the sex toy gifts given at hen’s parties will actually be used! Sometimes they are for laughs… and very effective at achieving that goal too. Grab something enormous and gaudily coloured, and watch the group explode with laughter.
When and Where Are Toys Appropriate Gifts?
For partners, the best place to actually give a toy gift is obviously the privacy of your own home! For close girlfriends, keep it private too – you might want to leave the box with her, so she doesn’t think you’re making a pass. That could be awkward.
Adult toys definitely no longer have to be something to be kept in the shadows – share the shine in your day and the spring in your step!