Ella - sex toy by LELO - review by HouseWench

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Ella

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Ella Disenchanted

Ella is amazing. If it were an ex-boyfriend, I'd be giving it nervous glances when I thought it wasn't looking, in hopes that it would like me back. But, there's a reason it's an ex: We're just not quite compatible. It's not you, Ella, it's me. But it was fun while it lasted.
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Pros:
Soft, Can be sterilized, Can be shared, Beautiful packaging, Amazing texture
Cons:
Unexpectedly firm, An anatomical textural issue (YMMV)
Rating by reviewer:
4
useful review

Use

Ella is a solid, silicone dildo with two different ends. The more flared end is perfectly suited to hitting your g-spot. In fact, before I tried this toy, I hadn't even realized I didn't know where it was!

The other end is more of a taper, and better for thrusting. The taper is "juuuust" drastic enough, that it can feel very, VERY filling, despite its small size. I also found that this side actually made a better handle than the other.
  • Who / How / What
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    Who might this product be best for? How is it best used? What are the best circumstances or situations for using this product?
    • Couples
    • Everyone
    • Group situations
  • Where
    [ ? ]
    Where / what types of places can this product be used?
    • Anywhere
    • Campus/roommate living
    • Tub/shower/pool
  • Features
    [ ? ]
    What kind of features does this product offer?
    • Silent
    • Travel friendly
  • Body / part areas
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    What areas on the body can this product be used / what areas does it stimulate best?
    • Anal
    • G-spot

Material / Texture

The material used is medical grade silicone and man is it, SOFT. I literally could not stop petting Ella for a few hours, after I got her. The silicone is matte, which is pretty helpful for seeing if you missed any spots while cleaning. This texture is STRANGELY reminiscent of a real cock, which I think is why I couldn't stop petting it. It has just that right sort of velvety softness, but unfortunately, not much of the give. Because of the firmness, I'm not certain, if I would recommend this for beginners. I found it really easy to accidentally (and minorly!) injure myself between the combination of the firmness and the pointier end of the taper.

Aside from being SUPER smooth (meaning very little texture, but there IS some! Read ahead for more on that), I also found Ella to be tasteless, and odorless, and also VERY fun to play with in your mouth!
    • Firm
    • Smooth
    • Velvety

Design / Shape / Size

Honestly, for me, this is where the Ella both exceeds and fails. I love, love, LOVE the taper, except that the firmness makes the point a little too... pointy. I also love, love the G-spot flare. My issue is with the curves on the underside. See, if you look closely at the photos, you'll notice a little raised line on the underside. For me, these tiny little lines are torture. Each is molded at a widening 90 degree angle, so as you insert the toy, you get a gentler groove, up until it's all the way in you. It might just be an anatomical thing, but either way, it makes it so that this dildo only has one useable side.

ALTHOUGH, I did find I liked the taper more anally. So who knows. While not intended for anal use, I think it is technically safe because of the flare. I wouldn't put it in the other way, though.

It has an unusual shape. I'm not certain if the 'average' person would notice it was a sex toy on first glance, but it certainly looks like something special.
    • Discreet look/design
    • Ergonomic
    • Futuristic

Performance

Performance-wise, this thing is GREAT. The g-spot end is wide and the neck near it is flexible, so you can very easily, vary the amount of pressure on your gspot. Both ends pressed at just the right places, though I found that the tapered end was much more interested in meeting my cervix than I'd wanted it to be.

This dildo isn't harness compatible, but don't let that stop you from being creative! I found that if using the tapered end, the flat head could be pressed against something beneath you to make for a pretty awesome riding toy! The bellydance-like rocking you do when you use it this way is also a fantastic workout, and actually did a little for improving my stamina!
    • Lots of variety in function
    • Riding

Care and Maintenance

No matter where you put this, it definitely needs to be cleaned afterward and the material and texture make it VERY easy to clean if you're doing it by hand. The one textural 'flaw' is that because of the LELO embossing at the handle, you may have to put a little more effort into cleaning those out. I found good success with antibacterial soap and a beard-trimmer-brush, but a 10% chlorine in water solution or boiling would also work.

After washing, while it's still damp, I prefer to store it in the satin bag in an open area. I'm not certain how well the box breathes, but doing it this way allows it to dry out without getting cathair/dust/whatever-the-hell-else-is-floating-around-the-house on it.
    • Easy to clean
    • Embossing

Packaging

Ooooooooooh man, this is my favorite part. Ella came inside a flat black box with a black plastic insert into which she fit PERFECTLY. The plastic is nearly the same texture as she is, so she's VERY secure when tucked in there. I got the "magenta-purply-rose" color and it looked very striking against the black background. I sort of wish I had gotten the white, because that would have simply looked BEAUTIFUL.

Upon removing the insert, I found a satin bag, a warranty card (promptly registered, of course) and a very attentive miniature catalogue, containing artsy photos of the current LELO line. The attention to detail is pretty impressive, given how simple the whole of this product is.

I have no idea if this package is recyclable, but as I collect pretty packaging, I don't intend on throwing it out. It's incredibly discreet and almost looks like the box for a nice necklace. The barely-visible (save for its shine) printing of the company's name could easily be overlooked, which manages to add to the luxurious feel.
    • Discreet looking packaging
    • Good for storage
    • Minimal

Personal comments

I'm pretty disappointed that this toy didn't work for me. Aside from the groove issue, I love this toy. Everything about it is wonderful, from the way it feels in your hand to the way it feels inside you. It gives you a sense of fullness without having to resort to intimidating girth, and has a wonderful weight and versatility to it.

If you don't have any issues with even smaller things inside you (I have difficulty with just a finger or two sometimes), I highly recommend Ella. If you have any anatomical issues and are considering Ella, I beg you to think over your decision carefully, as Lelo has several other (I've heard)wonderful toys that may suit your anatomy better.
Follow-up commentary
While I've used it several times between my last review and this one, I still find that ridge of texture on the edges incredibly grating. It's a shame because other than that it's a marvelous toy, but it just doesn't work for my body.
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Comments
  • BadassFatass
    BadassFatass  
    Thanks for the review.
  • liilii080
    liilii080  
    It didn't work for me either, but at least it didn't break the bank!
  • tigerkate
    tigerkate  
    I am sorry this didn't work for you and your body It looks like such a nice toy!
  • Waterfall
    Waterfall  
    Thank you for the review I really enjoy my Ella!
  • Seharra
    Seharra  
    I never would have even noticed the sharp lines in the photos without reading this review. Thanks so much for posting it!
  • Brandi Rouxxx
    Brandi Rouxxx  
    Great review!
  • Eden C.
    Eden C.  
    Nice review! Better luck next time!
  • lesbianlesbian
    lesbianlesbian  
    Sad it didn't work for you, I thought it was amazing.
  • salaciousrex
    salaciousrex  
    Thanks for the review. It looks so great, but I like reading all the opinions of it so I don't get my hopes up. And thank you for mentioning that you tried it anally, I was wondering about that
  • ms.anon
    ms.anon  
    Thanks, a very thoughtful review
  • EJ
    EJ  
    Thanks for the review. Ella isn't working out just right for me either. I'm hoping it's just a learning curve issue in my case though. Sorry she didn't work out for you. That's always disappointing.
  • Cherrylane
    Cherrylane  
    Thanks for the review.

    Injury certainly isn't a desired side effect of playing with this toy though lol
  • faust
    faust  
    nice review
  • SilverMinxxx
    SilverMinxxx  
    Thank you for the review!
  • IndependentlyHappy
    IndependentlyHappy  
    Thanks for the review!
  • Yoga
    Yoga  
    Thanks for review.
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