The most important thing about using sponges is the hygiene of both hands and the sponge. Before you receive your sponges, they have been sanitized with organic tea tree oil. So there’s no need to clean them before using, unless of course you want to! If you have an allergy or strong preference against tea tree oil, please let us know & we will disinfect your sponges with peroxide instead. When you begin to bleed and are ready to use your sea sponge, follow the directions to the left.
Some notes: 1) You will want to be sure that the sponge is pushed up/back far enough, so that it can absorb properly. If the sponge is too low, you may experience leakage. 2) When the sponge has filled, use your fingers to pull it out. If this feels new or difficult at first- don’t worry- there’s nowhere for the sponge to actually go (it can’t get lost). Just relax, breathe, push, and your sponge will come out as you use your fingers to reach for it. If you are worried about getting it out, you can sew a string or unflavored dental floss into it.