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At a time when social distancing is encouraged, the importance of self-pleasure can't be overstated. We'd venture to guess that COVID-19 has led more people than ever to embrace sex toys — and even celebrities aren't exempt. In an interview about her new single, "Shake It," musician and actress Bella Thorne revealed she's found her perfect match in a seriously legendary device.
"The vibrator always hits the right spot for me," she tells InStyle. "I prefer a rabbit vibrator. I call it that because they look like rabbit ears — I don't know the real term for it."
Lucky for Thorne, that's actually what it's called. The rabbit vibrator has been around for years, with a host of brands creating their own versions. Through all of its iterations, a few key components have stuck, like a G-spot-targeting shape and, of course, a clitoral stimulator that often resembles bunny ears. Thanks to its ultra-pleasurable, user-friendly design, the rabbit has amassed fans from all walks of life. Who could forget when Sex and the City's Charlotte York first discovered its wonders?
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Thorne, who came out as pansexual in 2019, has spent much of her post-Disney career discovering her sexuality. She's found joy in being adventurous, whether with sex toys or other props (she's also a fan of paddles and blindfolds for partner play). "I explore my sexuality by getting out there and not being afraid to try new things, and I like to find out what I like and do not like when it comes to sex and self-pleasure," she says.
That exploration extends into her music, which "Shake It" makes clear. The song is all about letting loose with someone you love.
"The song and music video were a way for me to be open about my sexuality, and I hope it allows my fans to feel free about their sexuality," Thorne explains. "It genuinely let me express myself and share with the public what I like about sexuality, skin, lingerie, and touching."
What advice would Thorne give others who want to embrace self-pleasure? "I would tell them to be who they are because they deserve it," she says. "Everyone deserves to feel confident and sexy in their skin. Self-pleasure is about you and your own personal preferences, and there is no right or wrong way to pleasure yourself. And it's never too late to start!"
A quality rabbit vibe could be a great place to begin.
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