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Correct use of sponges

The sponges have to be used carefully:

  • Only use them once.
  • Don’t rinse them and then insert them again.
  • Never keep them for more than 8 hours in your vagina.
  • Use extra lubricant.  The sponges take up lots of vaginal fluids.  It is important to use extra lubricant to prevent a condom from breaking.
  • If you use a sponge, you always have to do this in combination with a condom.  There are no sponges that prevent a pregnancy or STI.