Sponge

Brand name: Today Sponge

A foam sponge worn in the vagina and always used with spermicide. You put in at home each time you have sex. You can buy the sponge at a drugstore. Read more.

The sponge does not protect against HIV or STIs. Always use a condom.

Effectiveness based upon typical use.​

76% Effective
One-time Use
Stopped Anytime

Are there any side effects?

Side effect may include vaginal irritation.

 

Nonoxynol-9 (the most common spermicide) may increase the risk of HIV and other STDs.