History of The Rabbit Vibrator

Few people know that vibrators have been around for over a hundred years. Namely, Victorian doctors invented them to treat hysteria in women. One day they grew bored of bringing their female patients to orgasm by massaging their pelvises, so they put together a device that would do the work instead of them.

The first vibrator device was a 19th-century invention. Many women of that era struggled with irritability, chronic anxiety, and abdominal heaviness, so they were diagnosed with hysteria or a uterus-related disease. Little did they know that women were suffering from sexual frustration. Research data confirms that this condition affected close to 75% of the female population.

The doctors came up with a diagnosis and a “cure” — a pelvic massage to lead women to a hysterical paroxysm. After this miraculous treatment, most women appeared to be restored and feeling significantly better.

From its beginnings, this device was a reputable medical instrument. Women did not own them privately, like in decades to come, and they did not have to feel embarrassed about using it.

Nowadays, there are a plethora of these nifty sex toys women can use to self-induce orgasms and pleasure themselves sexually. However, the stigma is still present among the more patriarchal members of our society.

Here, we offer you an in-depth look at how one of the most iconic vibrators on the market came to be. Ladies and gentlemen, we present to you the rabbit vibrator.

Rabbit Vibrators Were Born in Japan

This revolutionary sex toy first appeared in Japan. A Japanese woman probably got carried away reading the old fable about the turtle and the hare and decided to make a sex toy as cocky as the rabbit from the story.

Just kidding — the story about its first prototype is far more interesting. Namely, in 1983, Vibratex, a Japanese manufacturer, came up with the idea to make a vibrator that would encompass both external and internal components to enhance the female orgasmic experience.

Up until then, all of these clitoral stimulators were phallic-shaped penis substitutes. They featured a veiny shaft and a couple of vibration patterns.

Japanese designers wanted to change the face of the vibrator industry for good by designing an adult toy that would stimulate the female clitoris and their G-spot simultaneously.

But…

However, these ground-breaking producers found themselves in a conundrum of another kind. The Japanese government had put a strict ban on manufacturing sex toys. Therefore, the producers like Vibratex were not legally allowed to make penis-shaped products nor replicas of male genitalia whatsoever. In short, they said that it would be such a waste of talent that Japanese artisans would focus on such projects.

Anyhow, the Japanese manufacturers found a loophole in the system. Namely, they decided to give vibrators small features such as smiling faces, or they would produce them in the shape of different animals to mask their phallic shape. Back then, vibrators took the form of a beaver, kangaroo and a turtle. Cheeky, right?

All in all, the first rabbit vibrator jumped out of one of these weird Japanese workshops in 1984. The first-ever made rabbit model was popular for its bright colors, and cute rabbit ears.

The prototype of this legendary clit stimulator was called Rabbit Pearl. Its rabbit-like features were the reason behind the name, together with the fact that the Vibratex owner was born during the year of the rabbit.

But, what happened next?

The Rabbit Vibrator Takes New York City

During the ’80s, the vibrator market in the US was not even close to the one we have today.

The adult stores were rare, and it was difficult to market sex toys. The only way one could hear about a new adult toy is from a friend. Without the internet, erotic toy manufacturers could only rely on word-of-the-mouth marketing strategies to sell their products.

The vibrators’ rise to fame started in the 90’. During this decade, in 1993, an iconic sex shop called Babeland opened its doors to its customers in Seattle. One of their top-of-the-shelf products was, you guessed it — the rabbit vibrator.

But, it was not until 1997, when Babeland opened its New York shop, that the iconic vibrator met its large army of fans. This year Babeland brought their a-game and spiced things up by launching another version of this vibrating erotic toy called Rabbit Habit.

Charlotte Falls Down the Rabbit Hole

In 1998, the Rabbit Habit went viral. The “Sex and the City” producers met up with Vibratex to suggest featuring this legendary vibrator in one of their episodes. Vibratex reps accepted this offer since this show was sex-positive and watched by 4 million viewers each week. They all agreed that this would be a fantastic marketing move. And voila, the Rabbit Habit became as popular as Carrie Bradshaw’s favorite cocktail.

This cosmopolitan of vibrators got a cameo in a season one episode in which Miranda and Samantha team up to help their uptight friend Charlotte loosen up and live a little by giving her a Rabbit Habit vibrator. Their thoughtful gesture leaves poor Charlotte trapped in her Manhattan apartment masturbating for weeks.

Eva Longoria Endorses Rabbit Vibrator

The Vibratex reps did not see the episode until HBO sent them a VHS tape of it. They were delighted with their take on female use of their product. Unsurprisingly, after the “Sex and the City” cameo of Rabbit Habit, its sales hit the roof. Many manufacturers started making copies of this sex toy to gain profit from its popularity.

In that spirit, more A-listers started endorsing this orgasm-giving and pleasure-enhancing dual-action vibrator. One of the first ones was the beautiful Desperate Housewife, Eva Longoria. In her interview with the SELF magazine in 2005, she revealed that she gives Rabbit Habit to all of her girlfriends because there is no better gift than an orgasm. Amen, Eva.

The Rabbit Vibrator Gets Oprah’s Seal of Approval

In our book, if Oprah says something is great, that is a reason enough to start using it. In 2006, Oprah Magazine dubbed the Rabbit Vibrator “the Rolls Royce of sex toys.” After Oprah’s recommendations, millions of rabbits traveled to their rightful owners. No woman wanted to miss this orgasmic ride of her life.

Read All About Jack Rabbit

In 2006, a 124-page guide about the ways you can use and benefit from Rabbit Habit was published. It was inspired by the author’s wish to break down the ways women can get the most of their Rabbit vibrator.

This comprehensive guide to achieving orgasms by internal and external rabbit vibrator stimulation included a detailed explanation on how to find the right path towards your blended orgasm.

Also, the authors offered tips and tricks on how to include the toy into your and your partner’s sex life without intimidating them.

The Rabbit Vibrator Hits the Big Screens

A movie following a story about Rabbit addicts came out in 2006. “Rabbit Fever” was a U.K. mockumentary that described women who were particularly taken by this erotic toy. BBC found their take on female masturbation cringingly inadequate and far from reality. Furthermore, in the same spirit, the Guardian found this movie depressing and rather tacky.

Jimmyjane’s Homage to the Rabbit Vibrator

This fancy and chic adult toy company manufactured “Iconic Rabbit” in 2008. The Vibratex original design and shape, of course, influenced them. But, their version was more sleek and elegant than the vanilla one. For one, it was all in white, metaphorically addressing the classic and distinctive look of the Rabbit vibrator. Also, it was a part of their “Usual Suspects” collection that featured only second-to-none sex toys by other erotic toy companies.

The Toy Troy Anecdote

This is the story about a — surprise, surprise — Alabama’s conservative official who ferociously fought for sex-toy prohibition in 2008. Essentially, Alabama attorney general, Troy King, advocated that adult toys were the devil’s doing that corrupts people’s morals.

Loretta Nall, Alabama’s gubernatorial candidate, on the other hand, thought that King’s initiative was gibberish and nonsensical. Therefore, she organized a counter-campaign and dubbed it “Toys for Troy” inviting ladies to send their dildos and vibrators to Troy’s attorney office address.

All in all, this is what happens when a man gets in the way of a woman’s sacred right to orgasm. The moral of this story is that female sexual gratification is not-to-be-messed-with, ya’ll!

I’ll Have a Double Mocha and a Rabbit Vibrator to Go, Please!

With a Rabbit Dancer, your orgasm can travel with you. This pocket version of the legendary vibrator comes with a detachable rabbit that can provide external stimulation. To its users’ satisfaction, this mini version appeared in 2009, causing many security guards to blush once they found it during a body search.

The Rabbit Vibrator Levels Up

In 2015, CalExotics came up with a fantastic idea. Namely, they started manufacturing rabbit vibrators catering to different vibrator-using proficiency levels. So, if you are a vibrator newbie, you can give a starter jackrabbit a try. Once you grow bored of this easy-mode vibrator, you can shift to an immediate or even pro-level one.

The Rabbit Vibrator Now

Babeland’s manager, Lisa Finn, discovers that the rabbit vibrator’s manufacturers do not rest on their laurels. It is the other way around — the designers are constantly updating and improving rabbit vibrators.

The biggest changes affected the materials and the vibrators’ engine power. Over the last five years, it is common that Rabbits are made of non-porous materials or coated in silky silicone. Its engine now has more stamina and thrusting functions. One of the most important additions new designers came up with is the G-spot rocking motor.

The new edition of Rabbits you can recharge is becoming increasingly popular. Also, it is more durable and environmentally-friendly.

Don’t Kill Your Vibe — Get a Rabbit Vibrator Now!

In a nutshell, this iconic dual-action clit stimulator will not disappoint you. There are a plethora of models you can buy at your local sex shop or order online. What’s more, the manufacturers are working around the clock to improve its design and functionality. With millions of users around the world, this sex toy has proven its worth with consumers. So, do not put off this fantastic orgasmic experience anymore.

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