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Mythen und Fakten über Menstruationsschwämme

Myths and facts about menstrual sponges

Dear readers,

Today we would like to address the issue of safety around the menstrual sponge and allay any concerns you may have. We understand that many women are worried and are looking for clarity. As manufacturers of the menstrual sponge, your safety and health are important to us.

Can the menstrual sponge cause infections?

The use of natural sponges is related to the general question of vaginal infections. There are several different types of vaginal infections, including bacterial vaginosis, yeast infections, sexually transmitted infections, and more. It is important to stress that menstrual sponges have not been specifically linked to an increased risk of these infections.

The correct application is the most important thing!

To ensure that the menstrual sponge can be used safely, we would like to point out a few important points. We have already provided detailed information on this on our website, but here is an overview of the most important points:

  1. Wash your hands thoroughly before each use.
  2. Clean the sponge in the water and vinegar before and after each menstrual cycle.
  3. Store the sponge in a dry place and not in a damp bathroom.
  4. Please note the maximum wearing time of max. 8 hours.
  5. Change the sponge regularly and, if necessary, set an alarm as a reminder.
  6. Do not use the sponge if you have a vaginal infection. Dispose of used sponges in the organic waste or compost.
  7. Research each product thoroughly before using it.

You can find further detailed instructions for use in the package insert of our box. We would also like to point you again to our blog post on the subject of toxic shock syndrome, which contains further important information.

How do you recognize a vaginal infection?

However, if symptoms of a vaginal infection occur, such as unusual discharge, odor or itching, it is advisable to consult a specialist doctor or gynecologist. An accurate diagnosis is important to determine the cause of the symptoms and initiate appropriate treatment measures.

It is worth noting that individual differences in vaginal health exist and every woman should be alert to possible signs of infection. Good hygiene practices, including proper cleaning and care of the menstrual sponge, can help reduce the risk of vaginal infections. It is also important to carefully follow the manufacturer's instructions and have regular medical examinations to monitor vaginal health and, if necessary, to detect and treat any infections early.

Our primary goal is to provide you with a safe and reliable menstrual product. If you have any further questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us. Your health and safety are our highest priority.

Is the menstrual sponge hygienic?

The hygiene of the menstrual sponge is an important aspect to consider when using it. To ensure that the sponge is hygienic, it goes through a specific cleaning process before being delivered to our customers. We ensure that our sponges comply with current hygiene standards and are approved as safe hygiene products on the market.

In addition, we subject our natural sponges to regular tests in an independent laboratory. These tests aim to check the sponges for the presence of the most common pathogens that cause vaginal infections. Through these measures, we guarantee that our sponges are free of harmful germs and can be used hygienically.

However, it is also important to note that the responsibility for the hygiene of the menstrual sponge lies not only with its manufacture, but also with its proper handling by users. It is recommended to wash hands thoroughly before using the sponge to prevent the transmission of germs. In addition, it is advisable to clean the sponge thoroughly before and after each menstrual cycle and store it in a dry place to minimize the formation of germs.

Can the menstrual sponge cause allergies?

The causation of allergic reactions by menstrual sponges is a topic that has not yet been extensively researched scientifically. To date, we have not found any scientific studies that specifically indicate allergic reactions in connection with the use of natural sponges.

Allergic reactions usually occur when the body's immune system becomes oversensitive to certain substances known as allergens. These allergens can have various causes, such as certain proteins or chemical compounds in products.

Sponges are known for their hypoallergenic properties and are used in many other medical applications, such as wound care. It is important to note that individual allergic reactions may vary from person to person.

If allergic reactions such as redness, itching, swelling or skin irritation occur when using a menstrual sponge, it is advisable to remove the sponge immediately and consult a specialist or allergist.

If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. We will be happy to provide you with information and clarify any questions you may have.

Your HERA-organics team 🌿