Originally Published: March 23, 1995
On a recent trip to the village, I visited a store selling "Stones" which, according to the guy working behind the counter, make you 'keep cumming and cumming without losing an erection'. It's a little candy looking thing which says you are to rub it on your penis to be able to, as it says on the package, 'cum like a tornado." Is this legit? Should I go for it? -Potentially Eternally Hard
Dear Potentially Eternally Hard,
"Stones" are just one of many products on the market to help men maintain their erections. Commonly sold items in erotica stores are erection lotion, stud spray, and chinabrush, all of which are applied on the penis and have a numbing effect. The "Stones" product, which looks like a stone and has a desensitizing liquid inside to cause numbing, is not as easy to locate as some of the other items, because many stores refuse to sell them. The decision not to sell them, according to various store owners, resulted from numerous complaints from consumers claiming that "Stones" caused abrasions to the penis.
In terms of being potentially eternally hard, remember that the makers of these products are out to earn money, not to improve your personal sex life. You may want to look at the Go Ask Alice question on tantric yoga (Tantric yoga) which describes karezza, a method to prolong an erection naturally, through diligence and discipline rather than through commercial means.