Married At First Sight Australia groom Matthew Bennett left wife Lauren Huntriss crushed after he admitted he wasn't attracted to her at a dinner party with the other contestants.
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The 29-year-old, who was a virgin when he arrived on the show, confessed he wasn't "feeling those urges" for his partner, who overheard the entire conversation.
"The reason I'm not able to show her the affection, the attention that she wants is because I'm just not attracted to her and just I'm not feeling those urges," he said.
"It shouldn't be an effort, it should just come.
"It doesn't have to be something that I should consciously think of and force myself to do...I just have no urge to rip her clothes off and throw her on the bed."
Earlier in the season, Bennett was hospitalised after an intimate bath with his new wife appeared to trigger a panic attack. The pair later confirmed they had consummated the relationship.
At the commitment ceremony the next day, Huntriss said she was left "feeling like shit" after hearing her husband's comments.
"The thing that pisses me off the most is that Matthew was a virgin coming into this, and to me when you lose your virginity to someone, you have to surely be sexually attracted to them," she said.
"We did that and I just feel used because I feel like, was he just doing it to have that experience for the first time?"
Bennett said he was "cut deep" by the fact that he had let down his wife, but defended his comments, claiming his "default setting is honesty".
"She wants someone who can't get enough of her, hands all over her and be thrown on the bed and do stuff, and I just I can't give her that," he added.
Unsurprisingly, the pair both chose to leave the experiment. Bennett has since shocked fans by debuting his new relationship with girlfriend Annabelle, who he met after filming wrapped, on the Today Show in Australia.