How to Choose a Rabbit Vibrator

Whether called Jessica Rabbit, Jack Rabbit, Rampant Rabbit or Rabbit Pearl, rabbit vibrators are, for many women, an amazing erotic discovery…. and that’s the reason why they are the most famous vibrator in history!

But how on earth do you choose a Rabbit Vibrator, especially if you are new to it’s charms?

We’ve cherry-picked from huge range of Rabbit and rabbit-style sex toys on the market today, to bring you the best of their kind, but still, we know that understanding the benefits of different styles can be overwhelming, so read on to find best rabbit vibrator bunny for you.

Rabbit Vibes come in 2 models; Rabbit Ear Clitoral Vibrators and Dual Stimulation.

Rabbit Ear Vibrator - Used purely for clitoral stimulation, where it thrills the sides of the clitoris..
Rabbit Ear Vibrator – Purely for clitoral stimulation, where it thrills the sides of the clitoris..

Rabbit Ear Clitoral Vibrators

Not what most people thing of,  when they think about buying a rabbit but if there is one thing women rave about, it’s the way the two bunny ears deliver intense, but diffused, vibrations to the super responsive sides of the clitoris rather than directly on it.  No wonderas this is the area of the clitoris that most women are most responsive to…

In fact, even with a classic, dual-stim Rabbit, a surprising number of women ( around 40%)  don’t use the shaft portion during masturbation. We’ve lost count of the amount of times we’ve heard ‘it’s ALL about the bunny!’ from beaming women in-store and it’s for these women we’ve selected some great clitoral-only rabbit ear vibes.

Fun Fact Q&A: Why does my rabbit have a bunny-shaped clitoral Stimulator?

We have Japanese Shogun law or simple custom ( it’s unclear exactly which) to thank for creating a toy that spoke to clitoral pleasure in this way. This law, or sensibility, decreed  sex toys should not be made to look like human genitals. Fast forward to the 1970’s and a Japanese manufacturer started to create the first vibrators with clitoral stims, and in line with custom ( or law!?), they were made to look like cute animals;  beavers, dophins and even humming birds… but it was the cute rabbit, and those divided bunny ears, that worked for most women – a total flook, perhaps, but a very happy ending!


Dual Stimlation Rabbit Vibrator - with clit stim + penetrative shaft designed for double pleasure and 'blended orgasm'
Dual Stimlation Rabbit Vibrator – with clit stim + penetrative shaft designed for double pleasure and ‘blended orgasm’

Dual Stimulation Rabbit Vibrators

This is the style most people think of, when they are  choosing a rabbit vibrator.

With a shaft for internal stimulation and an external clitoral stimulator, it is this style that is most likely to bring on a ‘blended orgasm’ – a type of orgasm that feels like it comes from both inside and outside, at the same time.

Apart from the essential clitoral stimulator, some of  best rabbit designs feature rotating beads or pearls, inside the shaft, which deliver massaging sensations vaginally.

Fun Fact Q&A: Why does my  Rabbit vibe have a face on it!? 

Look closely at many a rabbit vibe and you’ll notice, whist the shaft may look somewhat phallic, it’s actually a totem of a women with her (and its)  head sporting a lovely page-boy hairstyle, complete with coyly, smiling face.

This clearly harks back to that Japanese law/custom mentioned above – a creative way to create a  toy that may initially look quite phallic but gets around it  with some creative styling.

When we first discovered our first rabbit way back in 1993, it was called’Roger Rabbit’, in manner of all double-entendre sex toy names of the time. Once we saw that it was actually shaped like a woman, we re-christened it  and Jessica Rabbit was born. The rest is history…

What’s the Difference between Dual-Stimulation Rabbit Vibrators?

Since their popularity explosion, bunny vibrators have bred! Hundreds have come hopping onto the market, each claiming to be the best rabbit vibrator – many of which we’ve tried, and tested (and lots we’ve rejected!)

Dual-stim rabbits come in 3 styles:

Simple Rabbits

Feature a fixed, non-rotating shaft, along with the all important clitoral stimulator. Often small or slim, these offer easy, user-friendly penetration.

Simple Rabbit Vibes=Fixed ( non-rotating) shaft
Simple Rabbit Vibes = Fixed ( non-rotating) shaft. From £11

Top 3 Best-Selling Simple Rabbits:

Classic Rabbits

Feature a shaft that twirls around. They are often filled with beads or pearls and deliver massaging sensations.

Classic Rabbits have a rotating shaft, often filled with beads or pearls for massaging sensations
Classic Rabbits = Rotating, often beaded, shafts From £25

Most classic bunny vibrators feature the fabulous rotating beads and bunny ear clitoral simulators so loved by women. BUT! “What’s the difference between these rabbits?” – we hear you ask (it’s one of the most frequently asked questions in our London store).

Classic rabbit vibrators have rotating shafts with either pearl or metal beads inside

The very first rabbit vibrator resembled a sweetie machine, with colourful beads in a pocked at the base of the shaft, which massaged the vaginal entrance; an incredibly responsive area in most women.

Pearls feel more erratically massaging than metal beads and it’s this free-flowing sensation that many women prefer. The other advantage is that pearl shafts are not as ‘fixed’. This means you can, very gently and slightly, bend the shaft to give a wider arc as it twirls around…


Rabbit Vibrators with pearls in their shaft provide a more free-flowing, massaging sensation...
Rabbit Vibrators with pearls in their shaft provide a more pronounced massaging sensation…

Top 3 Best-Selling Pearl Rabbits:






Later models adopted fixed metal beads:  often further up the shaft. This makes the shaft more rigid and the massaging sensations more even and regular-feeling.

Rabbit Vibrators with with fixed metal beads in the shaft, provide a regular, even, massaging sensation inside.
Rabbit Vibrators with fixed metal beads in the shaft, provide a regular, even, massaging sensation inside.



Top 3 Best-Selling Rabbits with metal beads:





 Battery & Controls

Rabbit Vibrators with integrated batteries, housed in the main body are now the most common style and these compact designs offer more settings and sensations.
All-in-One Rabbit Vibrators are  compact designs that offer more settings & sensations.


Many people assume that rabbits with integrated batteries & controls  are better because there’s no wires.

Whilst they are more compact and neat, they can also be trickier to operate and heavier to hold than one with a separate batter/control pack.

But the positives outweigh the negatives.

Integrated rabbits are quieter and often deliver LOTS more sensations, including escalating and pulse settings, along with regular vibration and rotation, which is why the majority of rabbits we offer are these all-in-one styles.




A Rabbit Vibrator with a separate battery pack can make  concentrating on your fantasy easier…

Most rabbits these days have ditched the separate control unit, in favour of integrating the batteries into the main body of the vibrator.

The Rabbit Pearl is one of the last remaining, good-quality, rabbit vibrators to keep this feature and it does have its advantages.

  • The larger the batteries, the stronger and more long-lasting the power. This takes 3 x C batteries – no other rabbit takes such meaty batteries.
  • With several feet of cord running between the vibrator and the control unit, it’s great if you want to hand over the controls, or lie back, close your eyes and get into fantasy,  rather than scrabbling between your legs,  button twiddling!



Ultimate Thrusting Rabbit
Ultimate Thrusting Rabbit £44


Thrusting Rabbit is different: the beads move up and down inside the vibrator to deliver a unique thrusting sensation.

[There are bunny vibrators on the market that actually do piston up and down, but after much exhaustive testing, we found these tended to have a short lifespan which is why we don’t carry them]




Remote Rabbit Vibrator £87
Remote Rabbit Vibrator £87


Remote Control Rabbit Vibrator is, well, remote-controlled!

With a range of up to 25 feet, you can hand controls to your partner and let them take you on a journey of teasing sensation…. from afar.

Having said that….

All rabbits can be played together!

With your partner in charge of the sensations you receive, and with so many different sensations on offer, they can tease out a long-build orgasm, one that playing solo, you may not be able to stay the course ( the most common  ‘criticism’ we hear about rabbits is that they are just too damn effective!)

… and the longer the build-up, the stronger the orgasm.




Luxury Rabbits

Often don’t look like rabbits at all! Usually made of silicone and rechargeable, they are a modern-day alternative to the classic dual-stimulation design.

A luxury rabbit is an investment. If you already love the dual stimulation of a rabbit-style vibe but would like one with more modern styling they are a great buy, especially worked out orgasm per £. We’d generally recommend luxury bunnies as an upgrade, rather than a first-buy if you are a beginner, just starting out on an exploration of whether double-pleasure sensations are for you…

Luxury Rabbit Vibrators =  Fixed, Pulsing or Wave-Motion shaft. From £65






Top 3 Best-Selling Luxury Rabbits:


Despite the claims, silent rabbits don’t exist – sorry!

So, a quick word about rabbit volume. The bottom-line is that anything with a motor will emit a slight hum, even if it’s very quiet.

 ‘Almost-silent’ rabbits are generally luxury rabbits, with their superior build quality and materials, plus top quality motors and advanced technology all work to deliver

Simple Rabbits can also be be quiet and discreet, as these generally offer just vibration and don’t have the whirling shafts that require a lot of power to ensure an effective rotating motion.

It’s this twirling action that, especially if the motor also has to force beads or pearls around with it, that makes many rabbits audible (but worth it!) playthings. So for sensations over sound, we recommend you look at classic rabbits, then lock the door, turn up the music and enjoy!

Ridiculously noisy rabbits are rejected at Sh! and we select only audible ones that are worth the pay-off.

A bunny out of the box may sound loud, but…

The good news is that once a rabbit is cushioned inside you,  the noise is (ahem) ‘muffled’!

You can use the volume filter to whittle down rabbits into ‘quiet‘ ( [slight hum, not audible from across the room] and ‘medium’ [like a mobile phone vibrating, but unlikely to be heard from the next room] and in  on each product page, the Technical Info tab will tell you how the toy is rated for sound.

We carry only body-safe, phthalate-free rabbit vibrators in TPE/Elastomer or Silicone

But other companies do still stock rabbit vibrators made of Jelly: a soft, squishy sex toy material which is a mix of PVC and Phthalates (a questionable material which has raised health concerns)

If you do own a jelly rabbit, we recommend using a condom on it.

We’ve also seen (and rejected!) rabbits that claim to be made of silicone (the safest material for sex toys) when only a little silicone is mixed with the jelly.

If avoiding phthalates is, like us, important to you, we’d recommend doing the ‘sniff and feel’ test on any bunny you buy anywhere else. If, straight out of the box,  it smells strongly of chemicals or feels clammy it’s probably got phthalates in it …

Read More: The Rabbit: Design Icon

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