Sta hard cherry - cream by Cal Exotics - review by KinkyKatieJames

You'll stay hard, but keep it away from your mouth

Sta-Hard is great for prolonging a variety of sexual acts. It is designed to prolong a male's erection (for sexual activity and/or masturbation), but I have found that the product works well for making anal intercourse less bothersome. While Sta-Hard can be used for oral sex, the cream tastes nothing like cherries and is quite nasty. Therefore, if you are looking for a desensitizing cream that can also be used as an oral lubricant, I suggest you look elsewhere.
- Desensitizing
- Can be used for multiple sexual activities
- Strong, synthetic smell
- Tastes bad
- Doesn't last very long
- Contains parabens
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Sta-Hard by Cal Exotics is a cream designed to prolong male ejaculation. By desensitizing the penis, the erection should last longer for vaginal intercourse, oral sex, or hand jobs (either masturbation or with a partner). Furthermore, since this product will create a numbing sensation on any area of skin that it touches, this cream can be used to numb the anal cavity before penetration.

As soon as you rub the product into the skin, regardless of the area, the numbing feeling can be felt. In order to test for any allergic reaction, I applied a small amount of the lubricant to my wrist. Immediately, I felt a tingling feeling in my arm. Once the cream was dried, I decided to lick my arm to check it's oral performance. My tongue was also met with the tingling sensation. This led me to the conclusion that this product could be used for giving blow jobs; it will numb the throat and assist with decreasing the gag reflex... If you can put up with the taste anyway.

A little bit of this product goes a long way, so even though the tube isn't that large (1.5 fluid ounces), it will last fairly long; of course, it depends on how often you use the product.

Before you use this product, please spot test your skin and refer to the list of ingredients to check for any known allergies.

Active ingredient: Benzocaine USP 7.5%

Inactive ingredients: Cetearyl Alcohol, Dimethicone, Ethoxydiglycol, Flavor (Aroma), Methylparaben, Neopentyl Glycol Diheptanoate, Phenoxyethanol, Polysorbate 80, Propylene Glycol, Propylparaben, Stearic Acid, Triethanolamine, Water (Aqua), and Xanthan Gum.

As you can see, Sta-Hard does contain parabens. Parabens have been linked to cancer, but it cannot be proven whether the ingredient actually causes cancer. Many people avoid the ingredient, but the choice is yours. Currently, the FDA does not feel that there is sufficient evidence to prohibit the use of parabens.

  • 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?
    • Masturbation
    • Sex
  • Body / part areas
    [ ? ]
    What areas on the body can this product be used / what areas does it stimulate best?
    • Good for anal

Texture / Consistency / Thickness / Viscosity

I was expecting Sta-Hard to come in gel form, but I was wrong. Rather, it is more of a cream. It is relatively thick and has a bit of a gritty feeling to it. It feels as if there are tiny sand particles in the cream. However, when you rub the product into your skin, the grainy feeling disappears and doesn't leave any sort of marking on the skin.

Sta-Hard is light brown in color when you squirt it from the tub. When rubbed in, it becomes clear. It will remain shiny for a few moments, but once it is dry, you cannot tell that there is any sort of product on your skin. The only noticeable difference is your skin will feel slightly smoother; the feeling is comparable to when you apply lotion and let it dry.

    • Creamy
    • Thick

Taste / Aroma

Sta-Hard is supposed to be cherry flavored, but I didn't find that to really be accurate. While the cream does smell like cherries when squirted from the bottle, it is a very synthetic cherry smell. When I put the product too close to my nose, I actually got a bit dizzy.

Furthermore, the product does not taste like cherries whatsoever. It tastes like a plastic, but in a very bitter form. The flavor was so bad that I could not perform oral sex on my boyfriend for more than a minute or two.
    • Bad smell
    • Bad taste


For desensitization purposes, Sta-Hard does work quite well. When it is applied, you can immediately feel a numbing sensation take over. You will still have feeling, but it is less intense. For this reason, it does work well for making an erection last longer. Since my boyfriend doesn't have a problem with retaining an erection, I didn't notice much of a difference in how long our session lasted.

However, don't expect the desensitizing feeling to last too long; within ten minutes, everything can be felt as normal. Of course, this may be related to how much product is used. I applied enough to completely cover my boyfriend's penis, focusing particularly around the head (the most sensitive area). We could have applied more product after a few minutes, but it would have been a mood killer. The reason is that unless we waited for the cream to fully dry, it would rub onto my skin and cause a numbing feeling for me as well.

The reason I had actually purchased this product was for anal intercourse since I am too sensitive. While the product is marketed for prolonging an erection, a friend suggested I give this a try for anal. In this case, I found that the product, once again, did it's job pretty well. Insertion was much less painful for me due to the numbing feeling. Even paired with a large amount of lubricant, Sta-Hard decreased the sensations. With a condom, my boyfriend didn't get any effects from the cream, which was a definite plus; it would have been a disappointment if he felt the effects of the cream as well.

Although there wasn't any sticky or greasy feeling afterwards, the label suggests you wash the product off after use.
    • Needs to be washed off with soap and water


Sta-Hard comes in a 1.5 fluid ounce tube. It had a plastic wrapper covering the tube and was then placed in as plastic container.

As long as the twist top is secured, the tube should not leak. Even when I squeezed the product quite hard, the cap stayed in place.

    • Easy to use / dispense
    • Minimal
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