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"Desensitised to anything from a man": MAFS star Ella Ding reveals she was once addicted to her sex toy

''I had to put it away. I said to myself, you have to stop using this.''

By Alana Mazzoni
Married At First Sight star Ella Ding has made a candid confession about her relationship with sex toys.
The 28-year-old, who recently announced her collaboration with sexual wellness brand VUSH, revealed that she once used a sex toy "religiously for five years straight, every single night, six times a night."
"I became heavily reliant on it, addicted to it," she explained on the podcast, "[And] the settings rapidly increased," Ella said on her and Domenica Calarco's Sit With Us podcast.
Ella revealed she was using her vibrator up to six times a night for five years straight. (Image: Instagram)
"You've gotta be really careful because I basically made my clit desensitised to anything from a man. It just wasn't feeling good because I got so used to the pressure and strength of the vibrator.
"I had to put it away. I said to myself, you have to stop using this, because it was making it harder to be with a man with no toy."
Ella said to combat the impact it had on her sexual relationships, she put her vibrator aside for a couple of years to regain her sensitivity by pleasuring herself the old fashioned way.
"I actually put it away for two or three years, and I started to take it back a notch, because I needed to get that sensitivity back and go manual," she said.
Ella said she still loves sex toys, but has learnt how to use them in moderation. (Image: Instagram)
Ella said she still loves sex toys, but has learnt how to use them in moderation.
"It's so much fun. Last night I got off four times," she said.
Ella's confession comes two weeks after she announced her partnership VUSH, the sexual wellness company Abbie Chatfield previously collaborated with.
"I have absolutely no shame around my self love game! Being single for so long has motivated me to understand loving myself alone. And it's fun!" Ella penned on Instagram alongside a photo of her holding a pink VUSH vibrator.
"It's a time where you can slow down & release stress or whatever it may be."
Ella said the Empress 2 is her "go-to" for self-pleasure, and incentivised her followers to give the game-changing toy a go with 50 per cent off discounts.
The reality star explained that being single for most of her 20s has motivated her to explore her sexual experiences more.
"As women not being overly educated on how our sexual experiences should be when I had my first orgasm from a self-love sesh, I realised how much I was missing. It literally changed my life and confidence forever," she told Pedestrian.
Ella said being single for most of her 20s has motivated her to explore her sexual experiences more. (Image: Instagram)
"Self-love is broad. It could be spending the day alone and booking a spa day. Or lighting candles and reading an erotic book and getting lost in my imagination."
And Ella isn't the first reality TV star to break down the taboo of sex toys! In April 2021, former Bachelor star Abbie Chatfield collaborated with VUSH to sell a special range of $150 vibrators.
The venture was so successful that the profit from Abbie's business deal afforded her a $1.45million Byron Bay home.