Toy Review: The CalExotics Luxe Embrace Clitoral Rabbit Vibrator

One of my first sex toy loves was a rabbit vibrator…well, at least part of it. It didn’t take long for my 16 year old self to realize that the clitoral bunny was where the fun was at. I can’t remember the amount of times that I ignored the shaft entirely and just navigated the bunny ears onto my vulva, but it was a lot.

At the time I wondered if I was weird. Bless young Emmeline. Little did she know that tons of people were doing the exact same thing. So many, in fact, that we know have free-standing rabbit vibrators that ditch the shaft altogether and get to the good stuff. The Luxe Embrace Rabbit Vibrator is one such toy.

Circumventing the shaft and focusing entirely on the clitoris, this rabbit vibrator promises an enjoyable experience. But does it deliver?

About Bondage Bunnies

The CalExotics Luxe Embrace Clitoral Rabbit Vibrator was provided to me by Bondage Bunnies in exchange for an honest review.

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Bondage Bunnies specializes in (surprise, surprise) bondage equipment and sex toys. They also have one of the best ‘About’ statements I’ve seen in a long time:

As a company we believe that Angels & Devils can fall in love and that sometimes discipline is a necessary pleasure.

How poetic.

Bondage Bunnies offer free UK shipping when you spend £30 or over and have a diverse range of product which should appeal to most people. In the future I would like to see them expand their body-safe sex toy range and perhaps add some more BDSM products but their range, for now, is still quite impressive.

The people over at Bondage Bunnies have been a delight to work with and my Luxe Embrace Rabbit Vibrator arrived in a swift and discreet manner. As a company I can happily recommend them.

The CalExotics Luxe Embrace Clitoral Rabbit Vibrator

The CalExotics Lux Embrace Clitoral Rabbit Vibrator is a bunny vibrator intended for clitoral use. To this end its design relied heavily on its bunny ears, which are firm but flexible. The total length of this toy is about 6 inches but the section meant to the vulva is about 3.25 inches and the ears themselves are 1.5 inches. One of my favourite aspects of the Luxe Embrace Rabbit is its cute bunny face, which I have a soft spot for.

This toy has all the potential to be a great clitoral rabbit vibrator. But does it live up to it?
This toy has all the potential to be a great clitoral rabbit vibrator. But does it live up to it?

The Luxe Embrace Rabbit is coated in a layer of beautifully smooth matte silicone, making it phthalate-free, non-porous and completely body-safe. Having a toy that lacks nasty chemicals and can’t absorb fluids and other foreign bodies is always important so I’m happy to see that the Luxe Embrace Rabbit is made with silicone (as not all CalExotics toys are).

The silicone itself feels incredibly soft and very inviting. It definitely reminds me of high-end silicone as opposed to some of the rougher or grainer types on the market. This silicone also becomes nice a slick when lubed up (with water-based lubricant, never silicone) while also retaining a nice amount of drag.

At £32.00 the Luxe Embrace Rabbit can’t have all of the benefits of a luxury vibrator and, in this case, being rechargeable is one of the perks that it omits. Instead the Luxe Embrace Rabbit goes the old-school route—requiring 2xAAA batteries (which were not included with my vibe). Thankfully the Luxe Embrace Rabbit has an ‘EZ Load’ battery compartment, which makes inserting and removing the batteries a breeze.

The buttons are very easy to control and this toy is quick to turn off in an emergency.
The buttons are very easy to control and this toy is quick to turn off in an emergency.

The buttons on this bunny are also very straightforward and incredibly easy to use. One of the buttons turns the toy on-and-off, another controls the settings. An LED also slightly illuminates the controls during use, giving you some extra indication if you need it. CalExotics also claim that this toy is waterproof when the battery compartment is applied properly but be mindful of this; I found that some lubricant and fluids were able to make their way into the battery compartment regardless so you’ll need to keep an eye on it, if only for cleanliness purposes.

The Luxe Embrace Rabbit has 7 different settings, 3 of which are consistent vibrations with a varying degree of intensity, which should be enough for those who tend to avoid patterns or only dabble in them. Still, it may leave pattern lovers a bit disappointed.

So, let me talk about my experiences with this toy. Where do I even start? It’s been a long time since I’ve used a sex toy that was unable to bring me to orgasm but the Luxe Embrace Rabbit takes the trophy for that. This is probably the only accolades this toy will ever receive from me and that’s not a good thing.

The Luxe Embrace Rabbit has all of the components to make for a good toy but its miserable vibrations let it completely down.

There are some vibrators that have gentle vibrations and that’s fine. Specifically I’m talking about vibrators that have gentle vibrations but were deliberately designed as such. There’s an intention and it’s usually clear to see. While these vibrators may not be my personal preference I know there’s a market for them and so I don’t devalue them for their intent.

However the Luxe Embrace Rabbit is just weak. Inexcusably so.

A cute face can't save this toy in my eyes.
A cute face can’t save this toy in my eyes.

There was no intent here for this toy to be so weak. How do I know this? Because it describes itself as a powerful vibrator in pretty much every product description out there. But, honestly, I’ve known £9.99 bullets that are more powerful than this toy. I actually changed the batteries in this toy once I had turned it on because I was concerned that the batteries were dying and making it weaker than it was. But no; it’s just weak.

Worse than being purely weak and buzzy (which it is) the Luxe Embrace Rabbit is also misguided in its vibrations. The vibrations seem to originate from mid-way down the shaft with the ears simply gaining the transfer from that but honestly it’s hard to tell because there is no clear area of strength on this vibrator. For me it made this toy even harder to use because I was chasing after a stronger area of the vibrator that simply didn’t seem to exist. It was like I was hunting after a unicorn or jackalope instead of using a straightforward rabbit.

And, as a final nail in the coffin, the Luxe Embrace Rabbit is also fairly noisy too. Now, as a regular wand user I really don’t mind my toys having a bit of vroom to them, but only if the noise-to-strength ratio is balanced. This toy sounds like a wasp on a caffeine high but with none of the strength to justify it. Because of this I can’t recommend this toy to people who need a discreet vibrator. This toy isn’t it.

Then again I don’t recommend this toy full-stop. Its noise just adds insult to injury really.

Final Thoughts

When I received the Luxe Embrace Rabbit Vibrator I was hoping to ride off of nostalgia into an awesome flurry or orgasms and post-climax bliss. Sadly the Luxe Embrace Rabbit couldn’t even muster a mid-level buzz for me and the only thing I felt using it was a wistful disappointment.

Knowing that this toy is a top-seller over at Bondage Bunnies also fills me with frustration and sadness in equal measure. Not that it’s Bondage Bunnies’ fault, not at all; i’m more saddened by the fact that companies such as CalExotics still get away with making such lackluster products which they know people will buy because of the rabbit hype.

I hate saying stuff like this, because it can sound smug, but, really, experience makes all the difference in how you perceive this toy. People who don’t test a large array of toys like me might think that this toy is fantastic, but objectively it’s just not and people deserve better than this. You deserve better than this.

Real talk time, even if you love the shape of clitoral rabbit vibes there are better toys on the market. Knowing that I simply cannot recommend the Luxe Embrace Rabbit Vibrator to anyone, unless you have a thing for loud, weak, buzzy vibrators with a confusing and misdirected motor. That’s a very unique audience though.

For £2.00 more you can even get a compact wand over at Bondage Bunnies and, while I haven’t personally tried it, I can almost guarantee it’ll have more oomph than the Luxe Embrace Rabbit. Bullet vibrators also offer a viable alternative if you want pinpoint vibrations.

Ultimately if you’ve read my review and you still want to buy this product I can’t stop you (and more power to you for knowing what you want). But in my opinion there are a fair few products over at Bondage Bunnies that are body-safe, affordable, and effective and this bun-bun isn’t one of them.

Recommend to:

People who like weak vibrations.

People who like buzzy vibrations.

People who like shallow vibrations.

Do Not Recommend to:

People who like mid-to-strong vibrations.

People who value discretion.

People who like decisive vibrations.

The Luxe Embrace Rabbit Vibrator was provided to me by Bondage Bunnies in exchange for an honest review.