Sta-Hard is a desensitizing cream used by men who wish to delay orgasm either
because of a history with premature ejaculation or just because they want to provide a longer experience for
their partners and themselves. Made by California Exotic
Novelties, Sta-Hard is available through a number of websites, mainly those selling sexual enhancement toys
and novelty items.
Sta-Hard, and other
products like it, work by partially numbing the penis so it is not quite as sensitive to
stimulation. This way, you can withstand more action before
finishing, thereby making sure maximum enjoyment can be had by all.
The instructions are fairly
simply. You apply an amount about the size of a quarter, and rub it
in about 5 to 10 minutes before serious sexual activity. This will
give Sta-Hard enough time to be working when you need it. We found
no information about how long it will last. We also found no
information about whether or not it can be used with condoms.
The active ingredient in Sta-Hard is Benzocaine, which is a
common topical analgesic used in over-the-counter creams and ointments as well as in cough drops. It effectively numbs the area it is applied to, making it less sensitive to
stimulation by touch. The cream is lanolin
Sta-Hard Pros and Cons
You’ll want to compare
what’s good about Sta-Hard to what’s not so good about it as a way
to make sure you’ve considered all the necessary factors before you buy.
It is affordable.
Sta-Hard is simple and works quickly so there
isn’t much forethought necessary.
It is unknown whether or not it interferes with
the effectiveness of condoms. The lanolin base may indeed be
It is not available in local retail
We found no Sta-Hard reviews from guys who’ve
You can purchase Sta-Hard
through several online retailers, mostly those who sell sex toys.
It comes in a 1.5 ounce tube and sells for between $15 and $20. Any
money-back guarantee would have to be arranged between you and the retailer, as there is not one available
through the manufacturer.
When it comes to
desensitizing creams, we haven’t really found any that stand high above the rest. If they contain a topical analgesic, like Benzocaine, then they are likely to
have the desired effect. Sta-Hard does contain Benzocaine and
probably works as well as most of the other products available. In
the end, Sta-Hard is a fine product, but there’s no real reason to choose it above the others.