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Not many of us have the body and stamina we once had in our 20s, but that doesn’t mean sexual pleasure has to be over when you hit 40 (and beyond).
1. You’ll orgasm quickly
A survey by feminine hygiene range WooWoo found that 32 per cent of women over 40 years old masturbated to help combat stress, while 28 per cent said it helped them to sleep. So, if you’re looking for quick relief, a rabbit vibrator could be ideal. ‘One thing many people say about rabbits is that they tend to orgasm very quickly the first time they use one, which isn’t such a bad thing,’ says Lindsay.
2. They’re versatile
Available in a range of sizes, not only have rabbits been carefully crafted to stimulate both vaginally and clitorally at the same time, but many rabbits have independent vibration control for the internal and external stimulators. ‘Rotating rabbits usually have beads or pearls that rotate around the shaft while it’s inserted, while thrusting rabbits mimic the motions of vaginal intercourse with a partner by thrusting in and out while it’s inserted,’ says Lindsay. You can even pick up one with triple stimulators. ‘Triple stimulation rabbits add the benefit of anal beads to the already-enjoyable rabbit design,’ adds Lindsay.
3. You’ll climax for longer
Recent research by adult toy and lingerie brand lovehoney.co.uk and the Liberos Institute in California found that women using a rabbit G-spot vibrator orgasm for 17 per cent longer than if they were just using their hands. Plus, women were more likely to be more playful, using the toy in different places on the body.
4. You may experience a blended orgasm
Thanks to the vibrating ears and shaft, using a rabbit vibrator could mean you have a blended orgasm. ‘A blended orgasm is when someone has two different types of orgasm at the same time, usually a clitoral orgasm and an internal or G-spot orgasm,’ says Lindsay Phillips, sex expert at Lovehoney. ‘Rabbits are perfect for achieving this super-enjoyable type of orgasm because they’re designed to stimulate both the clitoris and the vagina at the same time.’
5. They’re easy to use
Never used a rabbit vibrator before? ‘Try starting externally and running the vibrator along your inner thighs, then moving into more direct clitoral stimulation when you’re ready,’ says Lindsay. ‘Once you’re aroused, add internal stimulation by sliding the vibrator’s shaft inside yourself.’ Not sure which one to buy? Try Happy Rabbit G-Spot Rechargeable Vibrator, £59.99, lovehoney.co.uk. It’s easy to use, waterproof and not too noisy.
6. You can use one with a partner
You don’t have to use your rabbit vibrator alone. ‘Many people find it exciting to give their partner pleasure with a toy,’ says Lindsay. ‘Just always use plenty of lubricant and make sure you can clearly communicate with your partner while playing with the rabbit vibrator.’