Q&A: How to Use a Rabbit Vibrator?

Dear Sh!

This is a bit embarrassing, but here goes…

My best friend is buying me a rabbit vibrator for my birthday – and I’ve never used one before. I don’t want to ask her about how to use a rabbit vibrator! I’ve not had much sex either, so I wondered if I’ll be able to enjoy a rabbit vibrator, or should I ask her for vouchers instead? Will my rabbit vibrator come with instructions?

Hope you can help.


Hi there,

Thanks for getting in touch. Don’t panic – women who’ve had any level of experience can have a lot of fun with a rabbit!

The thing to remember with any vibrator is that there is no right or wrong way, just your way…

Generally, the instructions on the box are practical and cover what kind of batteries it needs and what the buttons do, but never fear we’re here to help, so here’s some advice and tips on how to start playing with your rabbit.

As, it’s a new experience for you, we’d suggest taking some time to enjoy it – maybe wait til you’ve got the house to yourself, turn off the phone and give yourself lots of relaxed, uninterrupted time to really explore its sensations.

Before you start to play, it’s good to familiarise yourself with all the settings. Usually with rabbits there are 2 different buttons or sliders

  • One controls the vibration of the bunny-shaped external clitoral stimulator
  • One controls the sensations of the shaft

Taking some time to learn how to press the right buttons, will make sure it presses all your right ones too!

How you use your rabbit vibe is ALL about exploring what feels great for you.

Some people think that a rabbit vibrator is too ‘complicated’ for a first vibe, but this isn’t so.

In fact, because it offers a lot of different sensations a rabbit is actually a great first vibe for exploring what you do like, what you love and what you can leave…

How to Use a Rabbit VibeBasically, a rabbit has rotating shaft for penetration and an external vibrator for clitoral stimulation.

The beads inside the shaft provide a massaging sensation inside the vagina and the twirling motion can also stimulate the G-Spot – although G-spot orgasms aren’t a terribly common experience for most women enjoying their rabbit.

Actually, for most women it is ALL about the  clitoral stimulator in the shape of a bunny with two long ears.

In fact, many women tell us this is the only part of their rabbit they play with ie, they don’t actually use the shaft portion of their during masturbation.

The vibrating rabbit ears work so well because they can sit either side of the clitoris, delivering vibration that’s indirect but intense.

Explore the sensations of the clitoral-stimulating rabbit first

Start out by exploring just the sensations of the bunny ears on and around your clitoris ( without using the shaft at all) , This makes it easier to experiment… to hone in on the pleasure it’s giving and to discover what sort of angle, pressure, level ( low, medium, intense?) and type ( steady, escalating, pulse?) of vibration that suits you best.

If there is one ‘complaint’ we hear about the Rabbit, it’s that it can make you orgasm too quickly!

So, you may not even make it to the shaft-discovery for a while and don’t worry about that, just enjoy the journey…

Sh! Pure Lube £10 - Lube enhances all rabbit vibrator play, increasing glide, sensuality and intensity...
Lube enhances all rabbit vibrator play, increasing glide, sensuality and intensity…

We always recommend using a water-based lubricant with toys (and with all kinds of sex, actually) as it makes everything smoother, sleeker and way more sensual…

So, with a few drops of lovely lube, coat yourself and the areas of your vibrator that will come into contact with your delicate bits, then wipe any excess off fingers and toy-handle, as having a vibrator shoot out of your hand, or fingers too slippery for button-pushing,  is the way to fast-forward to frustration…

Rabbit Vibrators are famous for ‘blended orgasm’

A blended orgasm is one that feels like it comes from both inside and from your clitoris, at the same time.

So, when you’re ready,  slip the beaded shaft inside you. This doesn’t have to be on your 1st go, or even on your 10th, just whenever you feel like trying it.

The shaft of the Rabbit vibe rotates, so gives a swirling feeling inside, whist the beads stimulate just inside the vagina, where most of the nerve-endings are. It’s a massaging sensation you will never have felt before and totally worth exploring because it’s this, coupled with the clitoral bunny thrills, that offers the chance of a blended orgasm.

Using a rabbit ( or actually any vibrator) in a ‘thrusting’ motion, maybe the stuff of porn films, but, in our experience, it’s not a big thing in most women’s solo sex repertoire. Rather, it’s held in place to do it’s fabulous whirling massage, with little manual movement.


Sh! Waterproof Rabbit Vibrator £25
Sh! Waterproof Rabbit Vibrator £25

At 1.25 inch diameter, the shaft of the Sh! Rabbit Vibrator is slimmer than most vibrators, so it’s ideal as a first rabbit, as it is not too overwhelming.

It also features clear, easy to understand and operate buttons that control the 12 different settings ( including low to high vibration, escalating, different pulse patterns & two-way shaft rotation)


It sounds like your friend has got a great present lined up for you – hope you have a fab birthday and lots of fun!

Please do give us a shout if you’ve got any more questions.

Best Wishes

Team Sh!

3 thoughts on “Q&A: How to Use a Rabbit Vibrator?

  • 28/03/2015 at 15:08

    I would really appreciate your advice re vibrators. I am currently undergoing psychosexual therapy, and my therapist has advised me to get a vibrator to ‘do some work by myself.’ I find penetration quite difficult,and have worked through problems with vaginismus. Although I can tolerate penetration without pain now, I don’t seem to derive much pleasure from it, and during intercourse with my partner, any sexual arousal and pleasure I derive from clitoral stimulation in foreplay is wiped out when penetration takes place. I have always been able to reach orgasm on my own through purely clitoral stimulation. I’ve had vibrators in the past, but they lived in the drawer for a few years, then got thrown away. I found them a bit scary! I would be very grateful for any help or advice you can give,
    Many thanks.

    • 19/05/2015 at 13:13

      Hi there,

      Many thanks for your email.

      Firstly, may we apologise for the time it has taken for us to reply – we get so many emails!

      Relaxation and time is important. Make sure you have time to yourself (turn your phone off, make sure flatmates are out for the day etc), and this also includes your partner. This is easier to do by yourself, to begin with. That way you don’t have to worry if your partner is having a great time or not, and you can just concentrate on your own body.

      Arousal starts in the brain, so it’s a great idea to read erotica (we have many great titles written by women for women) or download some porn if you prefer.

      Lubrication is really important, and in your case we’d recommend a nice thick, water-based lube like our Pure Plus. It’s almost like hair gel in consistency, and it offers “padding” to make everything softer and slidier.

      We would recommend starting off small – very small. We sell vibrators (like Sh! Discreet) that are no bigger than a finger, and these are very good for training/dilating. The vibration can really help relax tense muscles, but it’s important to take baby steps. To start off with, you might not even want to put the vibrator inside ~ which is perfectly ok. It’s about learning to relax, and letting your body tell you when it’s ready. You may only put a small bit (the tip) inside, and that’s perfectly ok too. Think of it as a marathon, not a sprint.

      Over time (marathon, remember!), you’ll feel more confident and will be able to insert more of the toy. When it begins to feel almost “too easy”, it’s time to move up to a sightly girthier toy, maybe a vibe that’s 1.5-2 fingers wide in girth. Then you do the same again. Over time, your vaginal muscles will become accustomed to penetration, and hopefully your brain will recognise it as something pleasurable. At this point, and only at this point, is it time to attempt penetration with your partner. Trying too soon will ensure that the vaginismus kicks in, and the brain will think of sex as something painful.

      Best of luck, and let us now how you get on!

      Team Sh!

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