Today we present our second review for The Rabbit Company, who a few weeks ago sent us their new anal vibrators – the Backdoor Rabbits. I am already thoroughly impressed with this brand, and was excited to try out not one, but two of their signature products.
The original backdoor rabbit impressed me a lot. I was genuinely surprised at how strong and rumbly the vibrations where, and how versatile it can be. It’s definitely featuring quite heavily in my play rotation. The second product The Rabbit Co. sent me was the Beaded Backdoor Rabbit. This one is slightly different. It has a similar shape to the normal BDR, but it has a slightly longer shaft, as it features a series of rotating bead near the base.
When I took it out of the box, I was enamored by the lovely blue colour. When you switch it on, the ears will vibrate, the beads will turn… but I noticed the shaft wriggled. It sort of moved in sort of circular motion. Ooh… this could be interesting, I thought to myself.
So our first look at The Beaded Backdoor Rabbit – featuring rotating beads and rapidly vibrating bunny ears! pic.twitter.com/HLwmW3bavi
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The normal BDR had my expectations way up. Would the Beaded Backdoor Rabbit (or BBDR as I will refer to it from now on) be able to impress me as well? There was only one way to find out…
I won’t harp on about the packaging, but it’s identical to the BDR (so if you really want to, you can go check out that review). The BBDR is made from the same soft, silky medical grade silicone and the tip of the shaft is squishy to the touch. It has an insertable length just shy of 5 inches (so about a .5 inch longer than the BDR) and has a circumference of 4.5 inches around the widest point. The base of the shaft (where the rotating beads are) is 3.5 inches in circumference.
The BBDR has 2 modes of operation (like the BDR). You can operate it with both the rotation and the ears, or you can switch between the 2 (so just rotations OR just ears). There are 6 different rotation speeds/intensities. Like the BDR, you can also change the vibration pattern in the ears separately to everything else. It features the same patterns as the original BDR.
I don’t know if the same applies to the black version of the BBDR, but the blue version feels a little bit ‘cheaper’ then than the black BDR. Reason being the handle is shiny white plastic here (reminiscent of LELO) and on the black BDR, the handle has a smooth, black matte feel to it. It’s not the end of the world, just something that’s noticeable. It also has less battery time. A 2.5-hour charge of the BBDR only gives you around an hour’s playtime. That’s a whole hour less than the BDR. It is also only splash proof.
As with the BDR, I found I didn’t really need to warm up to use the BBDR, as I’m fairly experienced now when it comes to butt play. The tapered tip allows for simple and comfortable insertion. So a good coating of water-based lube was all that was needed to slip this inside comfortably. The extra half-inch in length does make a difference. I could definitely feel it pressing gently against the prostate already.
I wasn’t really sure what to expect when I switched it on. But I took a few deeps breaths and switched it on. The first thing I noticed was the noise. Whilst the BBDR is fairly quiet, there is an obvious ‘mechanical’ sound, similar to what you get from the LOKI WAVE. In a quiet room, it can be quite distracting. So I had to put on some ‘mood’ music in the background, just to try and reduce the sound.
The rotating beads (much like in the BVibe rimming plug) offer a slightly different sensation to what you get from normal vibrators. It’s a very subtle feeling, but once that is extremely pleasant. But I find I do need to clench ever so slightly to really feel it. You have to be careful, because if you clench too hard, you’ll cause the motor to stop.
The ears on the BBDR feel slightly stronger than on the BDR, but they are definitely still on the shallow, buzzy end of the spectrum. They still provided a nice gentle tickle on the outside though, that helps make the whole experience that little more enjoyable. Like with the BDR, I found the ears were really fun to also tease and tickle those other sensitive spots. It’s definitely a giggle placing the little ears over a nipple. The star of the show however, for me, is the ‘wriggling’ shaft.
Here, it feels a little bit like the NEXUS REVO Stealth – with a gentle hand on the handle, the shaft rotates inside, and it almost feels like my prostate is being fingered. It’s not as strong as it is on the Stealth, but I am very aware of the sensation. I have to admit, at this point, I was missing the deep rumbly vibrations of the original BDR. The shaft on the BBDR does vibrate a little, but these are weak vibrations from the ears that are just travelling through. It’s nothing significant, unfortunately.
Still, I think this BBDR serves a slightly different purpose. This is the sort of toy I can reach for when I want a long, drawn out session (well, as long as the battery time will allow!). So I can just lie there for an hour and have my prostate massaged by the rotating shaft, whilst being gently rimmed by the beads, and tickled by the ears. I’m definitely learning though, that my prostate really does react better to vibrations, so whilst the BBDR felt really good (like, REALLY good) – it’s not enough power to tip me over the edge. At least, on it’s own, anyway.
Clean-up and Maintenance
Like the BDR, the BBDR is not waterproof, so you’ll need to take care when rinsing and cleaning the shaft. A wipe over with a damp cloth and some anti-bacterial toy cleaner should be sufficient. Just be careful to not get any water into the charging port at the bottom of the handle.
One thing I like about the blue colour, over the black – is that it doesn’t show up the dust as easily! But to keep it clean as possible, I store it out of the way in it’s original box.
Once again, I am impressed with The Rabbit Company. I mean, don’t get me wrong – I actually do prefer the normal BDR, but there is a place in the bedroom for the BBDR too. It’s slightly longer length is better at actually hitting the prostate, and for those who like their sensations more on the ‘natural’ side, then the wriggling shaft does almost feel like a good finger.
Of course, the noise can be off putting to some, and personally, I would have loved to have seen some vibrations in the tip as well – the LOKI WAVE still features the same vibrations of the original LOKI, but it moves as well. I’d love to see a future version of the BBDR that has both the wriggle and vibrations.
It’s about £10 more expensive then the BDR – which I think is fair, as whilst there isn’t a dual motor – the shaft is longer, and there is the rotating beads. I just wish it could last for longer than an hour – as I imagine this would be a great little toy for drawn out edging sessions. It offers up something slightly unique anyway, and I’m sure there are plenty of folks out there who will love what this can do for them.
Where to Buy
SheVibe currently have it on sale for $149.99
I would like to thank The Rabbit Company for sending us the Beaded Backdoor Rabbit free of charge in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect our thoughts or opinions on this, or any other product we review. Affiliate links have not been used in this post.
The Lowdown | The Rabbit Company Beaded Backdoor Rabbit
Pros: Angled for prostate/g-spot stimulation, soft and flexible shaft, rotating beads offers gentle ‘rimming’ sensation which enhances overall feelings. Rotating shaft gentle massages the prostate.
Cons: Not waterproof and a little on the pricier side.
Bottom Line: Not quite as exciting as the BDR, but that’s because I definitely prefer the vibrations. If you’ve enjoyed something like the Nexus REVO but are looking for something different – this might be worth a look at.