menstrual spongeA semi-disposable natural sponge placed in the vagina during menses, used by some women instead of manufactured pads, tampons or menstrual cups.
This particular object is not recommended by mainstream gynaecologists, in large part because it is virtually impossible to sterilise sponges.
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menstrual spongeGynecology A semidisposable natural sponge placed in the vagina during menses, used by some ♀ instead of manufactured pads or tampons. See Tampon. Cf Contraceptive sponge.
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