Clara described her relationship with Ryan as "a 10 out of 10" on last week's Season 12 episode, but she was feeling very sexually frustrated and a bit rejected given Ryan was still not open to the idea of being intimate one month into their marriage.
On the April 7 broadcast of Married at First Sight: Unfiltered, Ryan and his MAFS co-star Briana Myles watched back a Season 12 clip of Ryan and Clara trying to improve their intimacy through a tantric-yoga session.
"Unfortunately, I'm not sure it did anything to bring us closer sexually," Clara admits in the clip. "And it is frustrating that I'm the only one trying."
Unfiltered host Jamie Otis -- who starred on Season 1 of Married at First Sight and also had a slow start to her marriage to Doug Hehner -- asked Ryan, "When it comes to consummating your marriage, Clara has voiced that she's more than ready to. So what's holding you back?"
"I don't know if there is, like, a perfect moment I'm looking for or anything like that," Ryan shared.
"I think it's just kind of when we both feel the moment is right."
Given Clara believed she was the only one in their relationship trying to advance their physical connection, Ryan insisted, "I don't think that I'm not trying."
"A relationship is like a two-way street, so I would never want Clara to do something that she felt uncomfortable with just because I wanted to do it," Ryan explained.
"I think both of us have to arrive to that conclusion together. So, no, I don't feel that way at all."
Briana then shared her thoughts on Clara and Ryan's tantric-yoga session.
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"I thought it was kind of funny because I know them and they literally joke all the time," Briana said.
"Ryan said [during the session], 'Do you want to have a staring contest?!' That's his personality, and that's her personality too. So I don't know, it was quite funny."
Ryan was then asked what he thinks could bring him closer to Clara sexually.
"That's a good question," Ryan told Jamie. "I think time and getting to know each other. I think we both went in [to Married at First Sight] with the clear intention that this is a long-term thing."
Later in the Unfiltered episode, Ryan said Clara's desire to have sex was a constant conversation between them and he was well aware of her frustrations that she had vented to the other women in the cast.
"I think [Clara] has done a great job of expressing how she feels. If there's one thing that Clara doesn't do, she doesn't hide how she feels and she lets me know how she feels all the time," Ryan said.
"I feel like for me, personally, I had a good level or sense of her frustration, for sure."
On the latest Married at First Sight twelfth-season episode, Clara told Pastor Cal that she couldn't have imagined a better match for her than Ryan and the big surprise of her relationship was how well they were getting along.