Rabbit Vibrator: How To Use One & Everything You Need To Know

A rabbit vibrator provides the “holy grail” of blended orgasms, combining internal G-spot stimulation with external clitoral stimulation at the same time.
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Updated:July 2023

How you use a rabbit vibrator depends entirely on what feels good to you, the style of rabbit you’re using, how it is constructed, and your experience using this type of sex toy.

What you need to know:

  • A rabbit vibrator is a motorized sex toy that has a shaft for vaginal G-spot stimulation and an external arm that tickles your clitoris at the same time to deliver powerful, blended orgasms, although some models provide anal stimulation as well.
  • Traditional rabbits feature “bunny ears” on the tip of the external clitoral stimulator, although many contemporary models have removed these in favor of smooth, rounded ends — like the SORAYA 2 or INA Wave 2 from LELO, for instance. Either style can be effective – it’s all about what feels good.
  • Rabbit vibes are not necessarily a one-size-fits-all type of sex toy. Because they need to reach the clitoris and G-spot simultaneously, not every rabbit vibrator will work for every user’s anatomy with the same level of effectiveness.
  • Many users find it easiest to insert the shaft of a rabbit vibrator first, before placing the external stimulator against the clitoris.
  • For best results, personal lubricant should be used with a vibrating rabbit. Water-based lube is ideal because it is compatible with any type of sex toy material.

Curious to learn more about rabbit vibrators? Watch our video below:

If you’re ready to up your game and try something with a few more bells and whistles than your traditional vibe, a rabbit is a perfect toy to add to your collection.

We’ll explain everything you need to know about rabbit vibrators, but if you’re thinking about trying one, click here for our top recommendations.

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Rabbit Vibrator Features & What To Expect

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The first rabbit vibrator hit the market in Japan in 1983, where its adorable design and incredible stimulation would eventually become nothing short of legendary around the globe.

The rabbit’s namesake characteristic — bunny ears — provide functional stimulation of the clitoris, but they were also a clever way to skirt obscenity laws in Japan.

The rabbit gained widespread popularity when it was used as a key plot point in the first season of HBO’s Sex and the City in the 90s.

A rabbit vibrator is similar to a G-spot vibrator with one major distinction: It has an arm that protrudes from the shaft, curving away from it slightly to stimulate your clitoris when the shaft is inserted into your vagina.

Many modern rabbits still have the namesake “bunny ears” of the original design, which rest on either side of the clitoris and cradle it as they vibrate, while contemporary models feature an arm that is often rounded at the tip.

Animated Gif Depicting The WaveMotion Of LELO INA Wave 2

Yeah, the sensations this type of stimulation creates can be as intense as it looks.

Rabbit vibrators can offer many features that may include:

  • Having dual motors (in the insertable shaft, and the clitoral arm), or even triple motors if the rabbit provides anal stimulation
  • Having a textured surface on the bunny ears or the tip of the arm
  • Offering a variety of vibration patterns and settings
  • Customization of patterns and settings for the arm and shaft independently
  • Having a heated shaft
  • Having a thrusting shaft
  • Being rechargeable
  • Being waterproof

Because this type of toy provides dual (or triple) stimulation, any protruding arm often has its own motor and speed settings that operate independently of the shaft, allowing the user to customize both as needed.

Although rabbits are primarily used to stimulate the clitoris and G-spot, they vibrate like crazy and can also be used to stimulate the:

  • Vulva
  • Labia
  • Nipples
  • Anus
  • Labiocrural fold (where the thighs meet the outer labia)
  • Frenulum (just beneath the head of the penis)
  • Perineum (found between the genitals and anus)
  • Any other erogenous zone that enjoys vibrating stimulation

These vibrators tend to be on the larger side because they are meant to be fully inserted, generally 4 to 6 inches, to stimulate the G-spot and vagina.

Although the noise level can vary between different styles of rabbits, they do tend to be on the louder side because of their multiple motors.

In terms of price, the cost of a rabbit vibrator can vary — widely.

Taking a look at the selection on Adam & Eve’s website — a trusted retailer we personally reviewed — rabbit vibrators can run anywhere from about $20 to nearly $200.

No matter your speed or budget, there’s a perfect rabbit vibrator for everyone who’s searching for dual stimulation just the way they like it.

→ For more, read: The Best Rabbit Vibrators

How To Use A Rabbit Vibrator

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As a general rule, if it feels good, you can use it any way you like!

A rabbit vibrator is designed to provide simultaneous internal and external stimulation — the shaft is inserted into your vagina to stimulate your G-spot while the bunny ears rest against (or around) your clit.

This can require some positioning and experimentation, depending on the model and your anatomy, but the basic steps are fairly simple.

Using a water-based lube, it’s easiest to insert the shaft before placing the arm or ears against your clit.

However, if you’re not in the mood for penetration at all, you can also stick to the basics and just use the shaft to stimulate your clitoris as a classic wand vibrator would.

Beyond that, you can use your rabbit to stimulate yourself anywhere that feels good.

Quick Tips For Using Rabbit Vibrators

Most rabbit vibes will include at least a brief how-to manual, but experimentation and exploration are the best parts of using sex toys.

When using a rabbit vibrator:

  • Take your time and use plenty of personal lubricant
  • Memorize where the buttons are and what they do
  • Experiment with its settings before you insert it so you don’t “surprise” yourself with more intensity than you can handle
  • If the rabbit isn’t hitting the right spots, try adjusting its placement or using it in a different position
  • If you are using your rabbit to stimulate your anus, be sure to properly clean your toy before using it on any other area of your body
→ For more, read: The Best Rabbit Vibrators

How To Insert A Rabbit Vibrator

Begin by slipping the shaft into your vagina to a comfortable depth — water-based lube is a good idea here — and then angle the bunny attachment so it lines up with your clit.

It’s important to note that placement may take a little trial and error.

One particular downfall of rabbit vibes is that they’re not necessarily one-size-fits-all, unfortunately.

The size of our anatomy and the distance between the clitoris and G-spot can vary from person to person — sometimes, the best rabbit vibrator in the world just isn’t going to hit your sweet spots in the right way.

A rabbit vibrator that features a flexible arm, movable bunny ears, and a bendable shaft can offer more manipulation to better fit your body.

Again, that can take some experimentation and at times, it might mean trying a different rabbit vibrator altogether if the one you chose isn’t getting the job done.

Rabbits are safe for anal use, as well.

Although anal toys are designed with a flared base that prevents them from slipping all the way inside the anus, rabbits have an external arm that manages the same.

That said, you’re probably not going to get the rabbit inserted very deeply before the arm or ears make contact with your body — likely around the area of your perineum, which is located between the genitals and anus.

If it feels good, however, go for it.

Just make sure to clean your rabbit vibrator before using it on any other area of your body (including your vagina) afterward.

How To Use A Rabbit Vibrator For Masturbation

If your rabbit vibrator has many settings to choose from, you can and should explore all of them before you start trying to use it in order to become familiar with how they work — and where the controls are.

From there, the best way to use a rabbit vibrator for masturbation is by simply playing with your toy and seeing what works — and doesn’t work — for you!

And if you don’t cum, that’s okay.

Although rabbits are known for giving mind-blowing orgasms, they don’t guarantee them so don’t put pressure on yourself.

Lie back, enjoy the moment and see what happens.

​​How Can Couples Use Rabbit Vibrators?

As we talked about earlier, rabbits can be used to stimulate erogenous zones all over the body — regardless of gender.

With that in mind, a rabbit can be used to tease one partner’s body from top to bottom, grazing their neck, shoulders, nipples, stomach, inner thigh, the back of their knees — everywhere but their genitals.

(Saving those for last, of course!)

One partner can use the rabbit vibrator on themselves while their partner watches — or as they masturbate together.

Similarly, one partner can use it on the other at any point during sex play to add stimulation wherever it’s needed most.

The possibilities are endless!

How To Use A Rabbit Vibrator During Sex

A rabbit vibe is a great addition to partnered sex, although it does have some limitations in certain scenarios.

Providing dual stimulation of the clitoris and G-spot, a rabbit vibrator is primarily designed to be inserted into the vagina, making it a little tricky to incorporate into penetrative sex.

It can, however, be a tool for exploring double penetration, being inserted vaginally during anal sex.

The bonus?

The partner on the receiving end gets to enjoy triple stimulation of their clitoris, vagina, and anus at the same time.

The shaft of the rabbit can also be used to provide clitoral stimulation during vaginal sex, too — you don’t have to insert it to enjoy it!

How To Choose A Rabbit Vibrator

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One of the best ways to improve the chances of finding the perfect rabbit is to understand which features you want, as well as how you intend to use your toy.

Some questions you’ll want to ask yourself before buying a rabbit vibrator include:

  • Do you want your rabbit material to be body-safe silicone or ABS plastic? What about both?
  • What size/length/girth can you handle comfortably?
  • Do you want your rabbit to be waterproof and/or submersible?
  • How important is the ease of cleaning and storage for you?
  • What noise level is acceptable?
  • Do you want your rabbit to be travel-friendly?
  • Do you have a preference between rechargeable and battery operated?
  • Do you care about having tons of options for controlling the intensity, speed, and vibration patterns?
  • Does it matter if you can operate the shaft and tickler independently of each other?
  • How long do you need your rabbit to last when in use?
  • Do you plan on using the rabbit solo or with a partner?

A user’s level of experience should also come into play when shopping for rabbit vibrators.

If you’re a complete beginner, purchasing the fanciest option with all the bells and whistles isn’t likely to be a smart decision if you don’t know how to handle such a toy in the first place.

Understanding the basic functions and experimenting with the intensity levels and vibration patterns of an entry-level beginner rabbit will acclimate your body to these types of sensations at your own pace — and you can always upgrade later.

It’s also a good idea to select a rabbit that is an ideal length and girth for your body.

Bigger does not necessarily mean better.

Are Rabbit Vibrators Safe?

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Yes, they are, when they’re made from body-safe materials.

The best ones to look for are made from high-quality silicone (medical-grade or body-safe) and ABS plastic.

Most of the rabbits available on the market are made from one or both of those materials — but not all of them.

Unsafe sex toy materials include:

  • Rubber
  • Jelly Rubber
  • TPR/TPE blends
  • Other porous materials

Some people worry that using a vibrator might desensitize their clitoris, but it would take a lot more power than your average rabbit can muster to cause permanent nerve damage.

Extended vibrator use can sometimes lead to temporary desensitization, but a short break is enough to bring all feeling back to your lady bits.

Additionally, rabbit vibrators are safe to use during pregnancy, provided it is comfortable to do so and you’re not at risk for complications.

→ For more, read: The Best Rabbit Vibrators

Do You Need Lube With A Rabbit Vibrator?

Because the rabbit is meant to be used internally, this is a toy you’ll probably want to use with lube.

Make sure you’re using a lube compatible with your toy’s material.

Water-based lube is always the safest bet because it can be used with toys made from any kind of material, plus its texture is similar to your body’s natural lubrication.

Silicone-based lube should not be used with a silicone rabbit because it can degrade its material. Similarly, oil-based lube is not compatible with toys made from latex or jelly rubber.

Our best advice?

Check your rabbit’s manual to see what material it’s made from and if there is any doubt, stick with water-based lubricant.

Where To Buy

If you’re looking to try something with a little more oomph than your basic wand or G-spot vibrator, look no further than the rabbit.

Exploring G-spot and clitoral stimulation simultaneously is one of the biggest advantages of using a rabbit and it’s why this style of vibe has been dominating the market for decades.

Dual stimulation? Yes, please!

As long as the product you choose suits your preferences, you’ll be able to tailor your orgasms for a customizable approach to pleasure that’s as unique as you are.

If you’re still searching for your perfect vibrator, check out our Everything Vibrators guide or take our vibrator quiz.

Editor’s Note: This article is part of our Complete Guide To Vibrators and Everything Vibrators hub, in-depth and evolving resources that comprehensively explore all aspects of vibrators from the different types and how to use them, to materials and safety — created to help you achieve the sexual pleasure you deserve.