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10 Facts You May Not Know About the Rabbit Vibrator

10 Facts You May Not Know About the Rabbit Vibrator

Over the past two decades, the Rabbit has soared to the top of every sex toy wish-list, with millions of women (and men!) all over the world experiencing the intense sensations these vibrating toys deliver.

But how well do you actually know your Rabbit? Read our Rabbit facts to find out.

1.The Rabbit was one of the first dual-action vibrators and the first to address real women's pleasure

US sex toy company Vibratex was the first company to introduce these now famous toys, which deliver simultaneous internal and clitoral pleasure. Before this, the vast majority of vibrators on the market purely internal - either medical-looking cylindrical types or 'realistic ' ones shaped like penises.  

There were precious few designed for clitoral pleasure and none for dual pleasure! In other words, with 80% of women requiring clitoral stimulation to orgasm, vibrator manufacturers really weren't concerning themselves with real women's pleasure...

2. Japan is the birthplace of the Rabbit

The first ever Rabbit vibrators were made in Japan – but Japanese culture frowned upon 'realistic' vibrators, so manufacturers made them in cutesy animal shapes and bright, fun colours.

3. The Rabbit is lucky in Japan

It may have been a lucky co-incidence...but the bunny ears design of the clitoral stimulator is why the Rabbit has proved to be a lucky charm for women the world over. The reason? The special way the rabbit ears stimulate the sides of the clitoris, where most women experience most clitoral pleasure, rather than directly on it, which often can feel  too intense to be pleasurable. Add to this the massaging sensation of the beads, which stimulate the most sensitive area inside and POW! - many women experience the amazing experience of a 'blended orgasm'.

4. Originally there were many more animal vibrators hopping about

In 1983, when the Vibratex Rabbit first hit the market in the US, it had been preceded by the Beaver, the Kangaroo and the Turtle – no, we’re not making this up! Each of them had an shaft for internal stimulation and a clitoral stimulator in a differnet shape. Needless to say, the Kangaroo wasn’t a runaway hit – but the Rabbit sure was!

5. The Original Rabbit Vibrator had cords & wires

It wasn’t until 1997 that Rabbits had integrated battery compartment incorporated within the actual vibrator, which certainly made it a more streamlined toy. 

Before this, all Rabbit vibrators had a separate battery pack, as they needed a lot of power to deliver both the rotating and vibrating functions..

Rabbits with separate battery packs may seem clumsy or create wire-tangles  but they also have their advantages. A separate power-pack means you can operate it with eyes closed, controls in your hand, rather than fumbling around between your legs for the speed buttons!

A separate battery pack also makes it super-easy to hand over controls to your partner ;)

6. Sh! Named it 'Jessica Rabbit Vibrator'

In 1992, long before Rampant or Jack hopped into the world and before the Vibratex rabbit was known in the UK, we discovered a rabbit vibrator gathering dust on a back shelf of a sex toy warehouse.  It was called 'Roger Rabbit' ( in true sex-industry double entendre!) but we renamed it 'Jessica Rabbit' and started telling the women of the UK about this amazing double stimulation vibe - Sh!’s Jessica Rabbit has been featured in hundreds of women’s magazines and TV shows.

Wikipedia even name-checks the rabbit as “Jessica Rabbit vibrator” and most mainstream online sex toy stores also use the 'Jessica name to promote their own rabbit-style vibrators, but Sh! was the original Jessica Rabbit!

7. Sex & the City made the Rabbit Vibe famous (ok - you may know this one!)

The Rabbit had already developed a cult following by the time it appeared on Sex and the City in 1998. The Sex and the City producers visited a sex shop in New York to find out which was the best-selling vibrator of the time – the Rabbit Pearl was the runaway favourite, and it featured in one of the most popular episodes of the series. The Rabbit had gone mainstream!

8. Rabbit Vibrators are an A-list favourite

Back in 2005, actress Eva Longoria sang the praises of her faithful Rabbit in an interview which appeared in a national magazine. She  told the world that she gave Rabbit vibrators to all of her girlfriends for their birthdays – because she believes the best gift she could give them was an orgasm! Amen, Eva!

9. They battled a ban

In 2008, the Attorney General of Alabama announced he was going to enforce a sex toy ban across the entire state – yikes! He believed it was immoral to use a sex toy, and he suggested that anyone caught should be arrested. In response, thousands of women began mailing their vibrators to the Attorney General’s office, and the bid to ban the Rabbit faded into obscurity.

10. The Rabbit is the best-selling vibrator of all time

It's estimated that  over five million dual-action vibrators are sold every year. Gosh, that's a LOT of bunnies hopping around dispensing pleasure!

There may be millions around and around quite literally hundreds of models on the market to choose from, before you get yourself into a rabbit fever, essentially there are still only 4 different styles.

With every rabbit you'll get the bunny clitoral stimulator - it's the shaft-type that will differ:

  • Fixed shaft which doesn't rotate. Offers simple penetration.
  • Rotating shaft / no beads. This offers a subtle twirling sensation internally.
  • Rotating shaft / fixed beads (such as Sh! Waterproof Rabbit Vibrator) This type offers a steady massaging sensation.
  •  Rotating shaft / free-flowing beads, This type offers the most pronounced massaging sensation.

From there, you can choose a Rabbit that's rechargeable, remote- remote controlled, waterproof or a whole host of other nifty benefits.

The main thing to be aware about is the material your Rabbit Vibrator is made from. One that is made from Jelly is likely to contain Phthalates, a body of chemicals we'd advise you steer clear of, which is why we only offer Rabbit Vibrators in body-safe materials such as silicone & TPR.

The Rabbit is still the top-selling vibrator of all time - thirty years after its original release, the Rabbit is yet to be eclipsed!

Like to know more? Hop over to our advice about choosing and using a Rabbit Vibrator!

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