Remember how it took a few tries before you figured out which tampons size worked best for you? Understanding which size of menstrual sponge works best is similar! It might take a bit of trial and error, but you’ll have it figured out in no time.
So Which Size Of Menstrual Sponge Is Right For Me?
Sea sponge tampons generally come in two sizes, large and medium.
Medium sized sponges tend to be 5.5 – 6.5cm long, large sizes tend to be 6.5 – 8cm long. Thickness and shape will vary as every single sponge is unique and a softer sponge (typically Caribbean sponges) will compress down much more than thicker, heavier more absorbent sponges (typically Mediterranean) of the same size.
But the cool thing is you can cut your sea sponge to customize it just for you! So really there are countless options, ensuring you get just the right fit. We recommend starting with the largest size sponges because you can always cut away some of the sponge to make it smaller if need be.
Do a trial run with the largest size sponge you can comfortably insert into your vaginal canal. When you remove your sponge, take a look at it. Is blood only soaked through half the sponge? You can probably trim your sponge to make it smaller. Have you leaked through to your undies?
Try doubling up with one full size and one small sponge to contain a heavier flow.
Want to create a full sponge stash with different size sponges for light and heavy bleeding days? Time to grab your scissors and get crafty.
How To Cut Your Sea Sponge
Step One: It is best to cut your sponge when it is soft, so prepare your sponge by running it under water to moisten. Then squeeze out the water until it is ’empty’.
Step Two: Little by little, trim down the edges of your sponge with clean scissors. Be conservative here – cut away a little and try the fit before trimming more. You can always make a sponge smaller but once trimmed it cannot be undone!