Review of Ella by Lelo Pt. 1.

You guys, you guys! I finally got one of G spot dildos ‘ most raved try! Thanks, thanks, thanks to Sensual Intelligence. They are a Canadian-based green sex toy shop specializing in offering environmentally friendly sex toys.

Lelo Ella The Ella is an exceedingly cute double-ended G spot dildo. When I was on my time, I received my package and felt the least guilty when I fucked it while I was still bleeding. However, the slightest bit of guilt. I’m not normally playing in the period, but I can’t wait to try it. Since it was first released, people have raved about this dildo.

The packaging is Lelo quality standard. An outer box showing the dildo in the color selection you received, and a black inner box showing “Lelo” in the middle. Every time I get a new Lelo toy, I geek out about Lelo packaging because it’s so cute. The lid of the case lifts up, showing Ella nestled inside the inlay, holding it in place with a plastic cover. It comes with a sample pack of water-based lubricant from Lelo, warranty information, and a manual of instructions written inx number of languages.

It’s a pretty double-ended standard dildo, except it’s not made for strap-on or anal play. With your hand, you use it manually, and either end works great for stimulating G spot.

Care is the norm for dildos of silicone. With 10% bleach and water solution, you can sanitize it, boil it, pop it on top rack in the dishwasher, or just use antibacterial soap and water. Silicone is safe for the body, nonporous, phthalate and latex-free, safe to share with partners if it is properly sanitized between users and compatible with water, oil, or hybrid water / silicone lubes. With it, you can use a silicone lubricant as long as it is a silicone lubricant of high quality. I generally avoid using silicone lubricants with silicone toys because bonding with silicone can occur and the material will be degraded. I usually spot testing my silicone or hybrid water / silicone lubes on toys to ensure compatibility. You put a drop of the lube on a portion of the toy that is not insertable and after a couple of minutes you wipe it away to see if any changes in color or texture occurred. I tried a water / silicone hybrid only in my case, and nothing crazy happened.

The toy has my long-winded intro. I could think of all the need for knowledge and specs. Now for the experience I have with it.

I got it the first time I was on my time. Normally I avoid plague-like period masturbation. I dunno, menstruation is yucky (a false, fucked up idea, I know), and anything yucky ruins my chances of an orgasm. Furthermore, my Ella is white, I really hesitated to try it out. But I couldn’t wait the four more days with all the raving reviews in mind until my period came to an end.

I usually don’t spend much time warming up when I have G spot orgasms in mind because it’s not really necessary for me. Usually, I can jump right in and enjoy whatever textured or girthy toy I’m experimenting with–remember, Ella is neither girthy nor textured. So I washed up the Ella, laid down a towel as I anticipated a gushing orgasm and got to work. I used my salsa first, and then I inserted the straight end and began to feel and thrust around. It felt okay, spectacular nothing. I figured I could move on to the end of the G spot because with the straight one nothing amazing happened, so I wiped it down with a toy wipe and got to business. Nothing. It really felt awkward. I used it for the first time almost as awkward as the G Spot Lollipop. I always thought my G-spot was very shallow, but as many bloggers now say, it’s more of a G-spot area, and the arousal area may vary from time to time. So I thrusted deeper, I rocked it, whenever I felt a little pleasure I wiggled it. And then after thirty minutes I gave up because there was nothing going on. I thought it was the negative association I had with my period that left me orgasmless, so I decided to put it off until my period was over and I had a good chunk of time to experiment with Ella.

And I finally got the opportunity today. I decided to plan a game and give it a really good shot to work for me. I laid down a towel to warm up with, grabbed some lube and my Ako. I like using Picobong Ako patterns to tease my clit and warm it up when I know I’m going for a long session. I inserted the straight end when I was ready to play with Ella and it felt amazing sliding in. I think this purpose’s design is perfect. It curved nicely around my public bone and it felt great at the front pressing against my G spot and vaginal wall. Not worthy of orgasm, but pleasant and hugging it like it. For a while I played with that, thrusting and wiggling it and pointing it at a serious angle towards my G spot, but I didn’t get any real pleasure from it. However, I was so turned on and went on to try the end of the G spot.

That slid in the right direction. I’m lucky I haven’t had any problems fitting it around my pubic bone, a problem that seems to be popular with this design. I walked through my usual series of thrusts, wiggles, rocking, and banging the shit out of my vagina trying to find my G spot, and I couldn’t. It’s usually shallow, but I inserted the Ella as deep as I could, and rocked it as shallow as I could, and I didn’t have anything. I finally started to get some pleasure after about 20 minutes of playing around. Don’t ask me to recall how it happened or how I used it, but I didn’t have the screaming, gushing orgasm I anticipated. I had a vaginal orgasm, but not one squirt (hur hur) was given.

So after all this going back and forth, I decided that Ella had a substantial learning curve that I simply couldn’t figure out. I don’t want to give up. I will continue to experiment with it. Perhaps the jitters of the semester keep me from getting there. Perhaps to figure it out, I need my girlfriend. She is a serious pro when it comes to making toys that I usually dislike as heaven. I still think Ella is fantastic, but I don’t seem to be able to figure it out.

Because I’m determined to figure out this dildo out, anticipate Part Deux to my Ella review soon.

Many thanks to Martee and Caroline for allowing me to review the Ella at Take a look at them! They have a beautiful selection of environmentally friendly and body-safe toys I’m drooling over at the moment.


The Ella was provided free in exchange for my honest and unbiased review by the lovely folks at Sensual Intelligence. This is consistent with the guidelines of the FTC.