Well now! If you’d told me six months ago that I’d get to review a mains powered insertable vibrator, I’d have laughed in your face. I’d never seen one before and, to be perfectly honest with you, the idea that company could be in the middle of making one never even occurred to me. But then three different styles appeared on Lovehoney’s tester list, and I was given the opportunity to review one.
A mains powered rabbit vibe, people. A. Mains. Powered. Rabbit. Vibrator. I can’t really think of much that could be any more amazing sounding. A 24ct gold mains powered rabbit vibrator that’s operated by Channing Tatum, maybe. Don’t think Lovehoney will be stocking that any time soon, though, more’s the pity.
But yeah. The Rabbit 8 arrived and after a quick look at the packaging – which is comprised of an ostentatious outer sleeve and a subtly branded inner box that works as long-term storage – I had it in my hands.
The first thing that came to mind as I looked down at it? Lycra and legwarmers. I don’t know why. Maybe something about the bright pink on white makes me think of the neon music videos of the 80s.
Next thing to pop into my head was, it’s huge!
And I don’t just mean cos it’s a rabbit attached to a wand. At just over 11.5”, it’s actually no bigger than a standard wand in terms of overall size. It’s the rabbit that looks huge. It isn’t all that big, truth be told. But with an insertable length of around 3.5” and a girth of 5.25”, it definitely seems bigger than most rabbits.
The clitoral arm is chubby and rounded and measures in at 2 inches. It has a good deal of bend to it so there is some flexibility when it comes to getting it to fit with your anatomy.
That whole rabbit is made from silky soft silicone that’s lovely to touch. I kinda hate the three grooves beneath the clitoral arm. They’re a pain in the arse to clean and I’ve found traces of gunk EVERY time it dries after washing. I don’t understand why they’re there, they add nothing to the experience. All they do is annoy me.
The handle is a basic tapered wand handle shape and has a circumference of 6.25 inches. It’s made from white ABS plastic with a pink silicone insert. That silicone has sort of a crackle glaze texture to it, and that’s more annoyance for me. The fine pattern just means I find more gunky white bits after cleaning. Do not want!
In the middle of that silicone insert, on the front of the wand, lives the ON/OFF/SPEED switch. It’s one of the scroll wheel varieties which is supremely easy to use. Turn it on, adjust the intensity to whatever suits you best, and away you go. On the back of the wand, beneath the silicone, is the function button. There are 8 of them, including constant.
The Bodywand WandPlus Rabbit 8: Switched On
Firstly, I’ll tell you that this wand has a 30 minute timer. It’s a safety feature that kicks in just in case you forgot to turn it off and it overheats and dies or causes a fire. That’s a bit nuts, in my opinion, cos there’s no way is this getting left on by accident.
Even on the lowest speed this is one noisy fucking sex toy. It’s like being at the hairdressers. That lowest setting is just a bit louder than hair clippers, and the highest is on par with a hairdryer. Not a fancy new-fangled one, either. A big clunky 90s one. I can’t use it when my kid is home unless he stays in the kitchen. The Rabbit 8 can be heard quite clearly from other room in the house. I reckon my neighbour can hear it, too, at night or if the day is quiet. Noisy!
The power the Rabbit 8 has to offer isn’t what I’d expected. It’s powerful, and deliciously so, but a lot buzzier than I’d anticipated. I don’t have a problem reaching orgasm with it as a clit vibe, but I had expected more depth. More oomph. Just…more. I do like it though, so don’t think I’m complaining. I guess I just had higher hopes for it is all.
Aah, I’m torn. Torn, torn, torn. As I said above, if I use the tip of the shaft on my clit I climax fine, but there’s just something about the overall fit that I can’t get to grips with. I find it quite difficult to attain the right balance between my internal hotspots and my clit, probably because of the length and rigidity of the whole piece.
There’s a nice curve to the shaft, and I do love the chunkiness of it, but it’s a bit uncomfortable for me because of a clash with my pubic bone. If the bottom half of the shaft was a little bit slimmer I might not have that problem, but from top to bottom there’s only a half inch of variation in the girth.
The length of the piece means I have to angle it pretty steeply to get the tip to hit my g-spot, and the payoff of that is the clit arm moving away from my body. It’s another case of using a finger to manipulate the clit arm to where I need it.
I do orgasm using it rabbit-style, but it takes time. So much time it’s actually cut out on me once or twice. When I do come it isn’t the most powerful experience I’m capable of having and the shaft leaves my pubic bone feeling achy.
Like I mentioned above, cleaning it is a pain in the neck. Getting into the grooves and textures takes time and a toothbrush. That’s quite a bind when the toy isn’t actually waterproof and you have to use damp cloths or wipes. There isn’t a storage bag included, so if you’re not a box keeper you’ll have to sort something out to keep it safe.
While I do like this wand I’m almost certain I would prefer the g-spot version over the rabbit version, because the power is there but the shape makes it a chore to use. I know rabbit vibes are always gonna be hit and miss, but for me, this one is literally hit and miss at the same time.
If you’d like to see if it’s something that could be a double hitter for you, you can pick one up here.
The Bodywand WandPlus Rabbit 8 was sent to me by Lovehoney in exchange for an honest review. This in no way influences my opinions, which are now, and will forever be, my own. Affiliate links have been used in this post.