Vibratex's Elastomer Rabbit Habit:
Boy oh boy, was I excited to get my hands on the Elastomer Rabbit Habit … Rabbit-type vibes are one of the most famous styles of sex toy out there, thanks to Sex and the City, and I couldn't wait to see if they lived up to their hype!
LOOKS: OK, I'm not thrilled with the purple/sparkly look. Really, it's just not my style. I'd be thrilled if they offered a Rabbit Habit in black, or red, or blue, or any non-see-through, non-sparkly color except pink. But there you go. It's transparent lavender/purple, with iridescent sparkles.
CONSTRUCTION: This model of Rabbit vibe is made of elastomer, which is softer than vinyl, and safer than jelly. Jelly vibes are made with a mix of materials, some of which are softened with chemicals called pthalates, which are suspected of causing hormonal disruption and possibly linked to cancer … in short, I won't use ANY jelly toy, no matter how fun the squishable-yet-firm texture may be. Elastomer, on the other hand, has roughly the same texture as jelly materials, but is both pthalate and latex free (important for folks who're allergic to latex!), so there's no strange chemical worries.
The base of this Rabbit model is made of old-fashioned tan plastic, and all the little parts inside are made of a mix of plastic and metal. (On my vibe, the sliding battery compartment door doesn't seem to latch very snugly, but since I suspect Rabbit vibes aren't really intended for rough play, this hasn't been a problem.)
THE EXTERNAL RABBIT BULLET VIBE: Babeland's page for the Elastomer Rabbit Habit mentions that the angle of the external rabbit vibe was changed for better clit contact during use, and after looking at the picture of the original Rabbit Habit, and the similar Rabbit Pearl, I'm wondering if I'm shaped oddly! ;-) The fact that I can't get a more upright Rabbit combined with the pthalate free material is a shame. That said, the elastomer IS flexible enough for you to reposition the rabbit somewhat after the dildo is fully inserted.
Finding the right speed for the bullet vibe is a little tricky … just when you think you've got it perfect, you change the setting on the shaft control and the rabbit suddenly changes intensity. Good thing the sliders are right there on top, and easy to operate …
THE SPINNING "PEARLS": I was expecting these to be the real knockout feature of the Rabbit Habit, but when I first tried it out, I couldn't even feel them! What a letdown … until a few minutes later, just when I got close to orgasm, and all of a sudden, "HOLY HELL! THE BEADS!" However, if I got overly enthusiastic and squeezed down on the bead section, they stopped moving.