LOS ANGELES — Cosmopolitan magazine has put together a timeline showcasing the evolution of the famous rabbit vibrator.
According to Vibratex owner Shay Martin, in 1983, the company brought the first-ever dual-action vibe to the U.S. With so many other animals to choose from to use as the clit stimulator, Martin tells Cosmo that Vibratex chose the rabbit “since the rabbit is a lucky charm in Japan, and in honor of Martin, who was born in the year of the rabbit on the Chinese calendar.”
By 1984, Vibratex introduced the very first rabbit vibrator — the Rabbit Pearl. The same year, CalExotics released its own dual-stim vibe, the Jack Rabbit.
Famed sex shop Babeland was among the early adopters of the rabbit vibe in 1993, and soon began expanding its selection to include different models.
In 1998, the rabbit vibe reached its tipping point when it appeared on the “The Turtle and the Hare” episode of “Sex and the City.” By 1999, sex toys had gone viral, according to the Cosmo article, and in 2005, Hollywood celebrities such as Eva Longoria and Oprah Winfrey began voicing their endorsements of pleasure products.
Since then, rabbit vibes have ran rampant with a myriad of modern designs featuring new technology and improved materials. Two years ago, CalExotics reintroduced its original Jack Rabbit collection with different styles labeled with labels ranging from starter to pro.
To read the Cosmo article, click here.
Pictured: The first-ever rabbit vibrator, Vibratex’s Rabbit Pearl.