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I was a struggling student in my late teens and early twenties, with rather heavy bleeds that at the time were not well managed with pads. So I turned to tampons but the sponges were cheap and reusable. I loved my sponge, it never leaked, as I could wash it out multiple times in a day. I eventually abandoned using them simply because of the logistics of washing them in a public sink. Very gross. Thanks for the article, I was lucky not to have suffered consequences.

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