Among sex toy users and lovers, there’s a bit of a rift when it comes to rabbit vibrators. Most people who’ve used them either love them or hate them. Period. In general, rabbits are very popular. Vibrators make up about 18% of all sex toy purchases, with rabbits representing the most popular category within the group. But not everyone likes rabbit vibrators. So why the strong feelings on each side of the rabbit divide?

Good question …

Why Rabbit Vibes Rock

Rabbit vibrators are designed to stimulate both female hotspots – the clitoris and G-spot – at the same time. Whether you love them or hate them, you have to admit that’s a damn fine idea. This style of vibrator does the job with a combination of an insertable shaft and a clitoral stimulator. The shaft is designed to vibrator (or even rotate or wave) inside the vagina for G-spot pleasure, while the external arm reaches around and vibrates the clitoris. It’s a beautiful thing. Plus, while you can definitely use more than one sex toy at a time (and we highly recommend it!), rabbit vibes can be great for lazy masturbators.

LELO Soraya
LELO Soraya is a popular and luxurious rabbit vibrator.

Plus, rabbit vibes have more than a little historical cachet. The rabbit was, arguably, the first vibrator to hit mainstream America. It got a starring role in a “Sex and the City” episode, but it was also one of the first types of vibes that aimed to be cute, fun and playful, rather than just plain phallic. Sure, maybe those cute little rabbits were really just a sly way help get the toys out of China, where manufacturing sex toys was still taboo, but in the U.S., a lot of people fell in love with the idea that sex toys should be, well, fun.

Why (Some) People Hate Rabbit Vibes

The trouble with rabbit vibes for some people isn’t so much in the vibrators themselves; it has to do with anatomy. Rabbit vibes are designed to hit both the clitoris and the G-spot. The problem is, those two pleasure points aren’t necessarily in the same place for everyone. Just like the rest of our bodies, our genitals are unique and everyone’s anatomy has a bit of a different layout. So, while some people complain that rabbit vibes don’t hit their G-spots quite right, other will say that the little arm totally misses their clitoris. These criticisms of rabbit vibes are as legit as the rave reviews some people give them. Everyone is different, which is what makes bodies fun and interesting - and shopping for the best sex toy a bit of a challenge.

For those who want dual stimulation but can't abide by the rabbit vibe, we recommend combining an insertable vibrator like LELO ISLA with a clitoral one.

LELO Isla
A simple insertable vibe like LELO ISLA can be combined with a clitoral vibrator for rabbit-free dual stimulation.

To Rabbit or Not to Rabbit?

OK. So rabbit vibrators aren’t right for everybody so … how do you know which camp you fall into? Here are a few tells:

Do you value efficiency or versatility?

Rabbit vibes aren’t the most versatile sex toys. Unlike other insertables, they aren’t as easy to use externally, and you can’t easily pair them with other toys. If you’re really into mixing things up and want a really versatile toy, a simple vibrator may be best. If you know what you like and like to do it again and again, a rabbit vibe might suit you just fine (but you’ll still have to do your research to find the right fit).

Have you had trouble with rabbits before?

There are a lot of different sizes and shapes of rabbit vibes out there but if you’ve never found one that even comes close to working for you, your genitals might fall too far outside the bell curve to make one work. Your body can no doubt still do all kinds of magical things when it comes to producing pleasure. Just maybe not with rabbit vibes. You do you!

Read: 10 Steps to Choosing a Vibrator

How much control do you like to have?

Rabbit vibes are great for people who like their toys to do all the work, but if you’re someone who likes your bits rumbled in a very specific way, well, a rabbit may not be for you. You could get much more control using two vibrators, a dildo and a vibrator or any other combination that floats your boat.

The bottom line is that while rabbit vibes aren’t for everyone, there is something for everybody – and every body – in the world of sex toys.