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How to Insert the Today Sponge


Updated June 27, 2014

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How to Find the Vaginal Opening
How to Insert the Today Sponge

Finding the Vaginal Opening

Photo Used with permission from Mayer Laboratories, Inc
The best way to figure out where to insert the birth control sponge is to sit on the edge of a chair with your knees apart. Place a good source of light about an arm’s length in front of you and then use a hand mirror to examine the area between the outer "lips," (labia). You will find the vaginal opening between the labia. It will be just below the small urinary opening and one or two inches below the clitoris.

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