Expectations were too high

I really have mixed feelings about the Ella. Everything about Lelo says luxury. The quality, the shape, the packaging, it's every detail that has built their name and this product does not sell them short. This silicone is amazing and I have never had a negative experience with my Ella however be careful not to make my mistake of setting unreasonable standards like I did. All three stars go towards quality and aesthetics. If I gave this product four or five, I feel it would be all hype.
Excellent shape, appropriate girth, very high quality, affordable luxury
Slightly too short
Rating by reviewer:
extremely useful review


Either end of the Ella can be used for vaginal penetration and they are designed to provide heavy g-spot stimulation. The curved head provides more acute pressure while the arched end provides broad stimulation. This toy is best suited for a woman who has a decent understanding of her body and the type of g-spot stimulation she prefers. I'm relatively experienced and know my body well but had difficulty finding my g-spot. Because this toy is flexible, I highly suggest this for partner play. It is not too long where it will hit the cervix or hard enough to hurt the pelvic bone.
  • Who / How / What
    [ ? ]
    Who might this product be best for? How is it best used? What are the best circumstances or situations for using this product?
    • Couples
    • Solo
    • Travel friendly
  • Where
    [ ? ]
    Where / what types of places can this product be used?
    • Anywhere
  • Features
    [ ? ]
    What kind of features does this product offer?
    • Travel friendly
  • Body / part areas
    [ ? ]
    What areas on the body can this product be used / what areas does it stimulate best?
    • G-spot

Material / Texture

What beautiful silicone! You can see the quality with this toy. The Ella is made of 100% medical-grade silicone which can be bleached, boiled, or sent through the washing machine. This product is firm but soft enough it will not bruise- like some glass or steel toys- and malleable enough to bend at the thinnest sections. Opposed to other glossy silicones which I have found become tacky relatively quickly, the Ella has a matte finish which is smooth to the touch and does not attract lint or other particles. This smooth finish also keeps the Ella slick during play and does not "absorb" lube like some other toys.

Design / Shape / Size

This is a great design with dedicated purpose but I do have one problem, there simply isn't the length. In my opinion, the Ella is about one inch short. I understand that this is for shallow g-spot stimulation, however when this really is hitting *my* spot, I hardly have enough toy left to hold onto which makes any sort of manipulation quite difficult, especially if my hands are "lubey." It is much easier to thrust using the up-turned side as a handle, however I feel that defeats the purpose of owning the Ella. Aside from this, I love the overall size and shape of this product! Absolute love! I am not a size queen and the petite precise shape of this toy is both classy and elegant. In all meanings of the word, this is a luxury toy.
    • Ergonomic


Although the Ella did not live up to my expectations, it is growing on me. Many women said they had their first experience with female ejaculation with this toy however, all my efforts were fruitless. My disappointment does not come from my actual experiences, more from previous expectations. That aside, the Ella is a classy and quality toy which, for the price, really can not be rivaled. Both the bulged and curved end provide unique sensations which will surely appeal to any vagina. The size of the Ella is filling but is not too large that a person needs to be fully warmed up to use. This is an easy go-to toy for partner or solo time. Because it is small this toy is extremely travel friendly and, if hidden in a carry-on bag, would not scream "DILDO" at the bagging inspection.
    • Comfortable
    • Easy to use
    • Lots of variety in function

Care and Maintenance

Ah, the benefits of silicone. The Ella is made of 100% medical grade silicone. This toy has no texture so cleaning with warm water and an anti bacterial soap is fast and easy. Also, the included manual describes certain maintenance issues specific to the Ella such as which chemicals in cleaner will harm the toy. Silicone is body safe and non-porous however using silicone based lubes will degrade the material and make it tacky.


I received my Ella in the same shipment as my Wahl and the contrast in packaging was overwhelming. While the Wahl arrived in a simple, modest cardboard box, the Ella is packaged in a classic black box with their brand name embossed on the lid. The Ella is resting in a perfectly shaped depression and covered by a thin plastic mold. The box includes a ten year warranty, one year replacement warranty, instruction booklet and small satin bag. Although storing the Ella in the drawstring bag is more practical, mine stays in the box for the aesthetic appeal.


Although it has taken time, the more I use this toy the more it grows on me. With an extra inch however I feel I would enjoy the benefits of its unique shape much more.
This product was provided at a discounted price in exchange for an unbiased review. This review is in compliance with the FTC guidelines.

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