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What Happened to the Today Sponge?

So you hate that condoms make sex less enjoyable and you despise being on hormones because they make you moody. So what's a girl to do about preventing pregnancy? Maybe you've considered the Today Sponge. It's a hormone-free, spermicidal foam sponge that a woman inserts before sex. It covers the cervix so it prevents sperm from getting to the uterus and it also kills any sperm that should happen to pass through. Women who love the Today Sponge really love it, but the problem is, it's off the market! Last December, Synova, the company who manufactured it went bankrupt. No money means no Today Sponge. But I have good news. To hear it


This past June, Alvogen purchased the manufacturing rights for the Today Sponge. There isn't much info about when we should see it back on shelves, but I'll bet it's soon since so many women are anxiously awaiting its arrival. If you can't live without the Today Sponge, you can purchase it for a pretty penny on eBay or Amazon but as soon as I hear something, I'll let you know.

On a funnier note, Elaine from Seinfeld was an enormous Today Sponge lover. To see how she decides whether a guy is "sponge worthy" or not, check out this hilarious video below!

Tell me, are any of you Today Sponge fans?


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Eurosquid Eurosquid 8 years
The Today Sponge is back. But it is very expensive
amiga74 amiga74 8 years
i agree, don't knock it till you try it! i loved the sponge. it isn't gross, doesn't require additional lube, and is easy to use. i want to get off the hormones, and was looking for this recently of course only to find they are once again gone. i looked in Canada as well, and they are gone their as well. i hope Alvogen gets them back on the market soon!
dubgirl1 dubgirl1 8 years
If you haven't tried it, don't knock it. It's not messy, not disgusting, and definitely not awkward. It's good for 24 hours, and does allow spontenaiety. God some of you are feckn idiots.
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
you have to admit that when you're comfortable with one product it's hard to find something else, but in today's day when there are SOO many options - i can't believe that so many people are so upset about this. it's great news that there's a company that bought the license for it, so hopefully production will begin again soon.
ThePerfectScore ThePerfectScore 8 years
it only went of the market b/c the company that produced it didnt fit sanitary standards... the sponge itself is fine.... it was just the previous company... but I use the pill and Condoms are prefered b/c of std protection
thelorax thelorax 8 years
LOL I'm so glad you posted the Seinfeld clip, Dear, I thought of it the moment I read the subject line. Yeah I'm kind of grossed out by the thought of putting these in/taking them out...
Fallen85 Fallen85 8 years
yea, she uses condoms at all times of course but just uses the sponge as a secondarly method during her period to, as georgie said, keep the flow in. Still totally grosses me out lol
Squeaks26 Squeaks26 8 years
This is gross. The Sponge must be for old women who can't come into this decade. What an awkward thing to put in and a disgusting thing to take out.
georgie2 georgie2 8 years
I was under the impression that fallen 85 meant she used it to keep the flow in...
Soapboxer Soapboxer 8 years
Fallen 85 if your friends a prostitute what does she do for protection???? I guess that's secondary to the pay.
aistea311 aistea311 8 years
I thought of Seinfeld the minute I saw this title. I actually saw a box of these at the grocery store a few months ago. :true:
animatedpunk animatedpunk 8 years
I used these a few times. But I could never really tell if they were IN right... if that makes sense? haha. Like, positioned correctly. Anyways, they irritated me a little so I haven't used them for a while. I actually have 2 left. Haha.
seraphimm seraphimm 8 years
This seems like a GREAT method!! Since my body is scared of hormones like it's the devil. I was grossed out by pulling the Nuvaring in and out... but this, I could do! But one question... You would HAVE TO use lube right? All the "wetness" you get from arousal would be trapped above the sponge, no? Eww...
queenlizzie queenlizzie 8 years
I wish these were still available. Back when I was in college, we'd go up to Canada and buy tons of them to bring back with us, because we couldn't find them in the U.S. Now we can't even find them in Canada. :( They're a great alternative for those of us who can't take hormonal birth control and have latex allergies. :)
Newsha Newsha 8 years
I have been waiting and wishing for this product for the last year. My body cannot handle any of the birth control pills and condoms alone still make me nervous. I feel like something physically blocking my cervix would put my mind at ease. It seems a lot more convenient than a diaphram. (You can put it in earlier and leave it in longer.) I think this is the third company to attempt production. If it does come out, I hope gynos really push it.
hithatsmybike hithatsmybike 8 years
It's not something I'm interested in because the pill is so much more effective and easier. As long as people are aware this doesn't protect against STD's -- whereas condoms do! -- I say have at 'er. It's a good alternative to hormonal birth control.
Fallen85 Fallen85 8 years
I know a girl who is an escort and she said she uses these while she's on her period. I dont really get it either but apparently it stops everything from going in OR out... *shudder*
bikinib7 bikinib7 8 years
The sponge is not as effective as condoms, so I wouldn't be willing to use it unless I were definitely ready for a child, if that would happen. I think the sponge is somewhere in the 80 percent range effectiveness, but I'm not positive?
princess_eab princess_eab 8 years
Has anyone ever used this? I know nothing about how it would feel....
sparklestar sparklestar 8 years
divinelight divinelight 8 years
I have never heard of this.
amloveaffair amloveaffair 8 years
Ah Seinfeld was the first thing I thought of when I saw the title!
Beaner Beaner 8 years
Spermicide doesn't sound fun to me, but that Seinfeld clip is hilarious!
Mesayme Mesayme 8 years
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