All natural sea sponges contain no chemicals or synthetic fibers, making them the natural choice for women looking for discrete protection. Comfortable and easy to use, our sea sponges conform to the natural curves of your body.
Before using any internal device, it is recommended that you: (1) Have a yearly pap smear and internal exam by your health care provider. (2) Speak with your health care provider when dealing with any vaginal infections, diseases or discharges before using your sponge. (3) Know the symptoms of TSS, which include vomiting, diarrhea and fever. Particularly during or immediately following your period. If you have any of these symptoms, remove your sponge and contact your healthcare provider immediately.
TSS (toxic shock syndrome) is caused by bacterium s. aureus in the blood stream. The close link between tampons and TSS are believed to be due to the tiny lacerations tampons cause to the vaginal wall during insertion as well as the wounds from the vaginal tissue being excessively dried out by tampons. Sea sponges are soft and do not dry out the vaginal walls.
Our sponges are thoroughly cleaned, inspected and sanitized prior to being packaged. Like tampons, they are not sterile, so you should clean them prior to using them. These are real sea sponges, so occasionally they may contain coral fragments or other debris. Please inspect them prior to using as it is possible we missed something.
To use: Wash hands thoroughly before handling your sponge. Wet your sponge and squeeze excess water out. Squash the sponge between your fingers and insert it into your vagina, pushing it in until it feels comfortable and securely in place. Every 3-4 hours, remove your sponge by gently pinching a large portion and gently pulling out (bearing down lightly might help push the tampon down for easier retrieval). Rinse thoroughly, squeeze out excess water and reinsert.