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Sea Pearls are completely natural reusable sea sponge tampons containing no Dioxin or synthetic fibers. Sustainably harvested and reusable for three to six months or more, Sea Pearls are easy to use, economical, and earth friendly.
Sea Pearls are extremely comfortable, soft, and textured much like the vaginal wall. They can be custom trimmed to fit your unique form, so you won't even notice they are there! Sponges are naturally very absorbent, and can also be used during sex. Some women choose to use them for contraception with a spermicide of their choice.
Sea Pearls are convenient - no more running to the store for emergency tampons. Compared to the cost of conventional single use tampons and pads, our reusable Sea Pearls save you money and you will never again need to worry about polluting the environment with used feminine hygiene products. Can you believe the average woman uses nearly 17,000 disposable pads and tampons throughout her lifetime? In North America alone, an estimated 20 billion bleached pads and tampons end up in our landfills and sewage systems each year!
So for your reproductive health and comfort, for the planet, for a change. . . try Sea Pearls!
Regular: Atlantic Sponges
Premium: Ultra Soft Mediterranean Silk Sponges
Teeny: for light days or young women new to menstruation
Regular: for normal to heavy days
Large: for very heavy days
3 Pack: teeny, regular, and large sponge. Different sizes for different days!
Sea Pearls are naturally bleached with hydrogen peroxide during the cleaning process. They may revert to their original, darker color after several uses. This is normal but if it bothers you, sponges can be re-bleached in a solution of 1 cup warm water and a tablespoon of hydrogen peroxide. This will also discourage any bacterial growth and unpleasant odors.
Sponges are very easy to remove. Simply feel for the perimeter of the sponge, grasp it and pull gently. Do not worry about the sponge getting lost, as the sponge is confined to the limited depth of the vaginal cavity. If you are concerned about being able to retrieve the sponge, you can sew a piece of cotton string or dental floss to the sponge. To do this, use a needle to sew the string through the center of the sponge then knot the ends to create a loop.
There are times that a sponge may get pushed back into the vagina farther than normal (usually after intercourse) but don't be concerned... Your sponge will not get lost! There are a few tips that can help aid in the removal of the sponge, and often the sponge will work it's way back down on it's own. Some women tend to panic when they cannot reach their sponge which is not helpful. Having tense muscles does not encourage easy removal. First try removing the sponge while lying on your back and putting you knees to your chest. You can also try squatting or lifting one leg up and resting it on the toilet. If those positions don't help, we recommend taking a hot relaxing bath. Often that will encourage the sponge to travel back toward the vaginal opening. If the sponge can fill with water that will also make it heavier and easier to feel. After the bath try repeating the positions and the sponge should come out easily. If you are still unable to remove the sponge, give it some time. Remember that you can easily leave a sponge in for up to 8-12 hours. If you are still unable to remove your sponge please call us at 1-800-219-9765 so we can better assist you.
Absolutely! Sea Pearls function just the same way as regular tampons.
Posted by Unknown
I've used these for my last 3 cycles and was initially skeptical. They have impressed me far beyond my expectations. Yes, the smaller ones can be difficult to get out at first, but it gets easier with practice. They can be used comfortably, and even pleasurably, during sex without any mess. I was having difficulty with bv, but used the sponge with a mild solution of highly diluted tea tree oil and an emptied probiotic capsule before bed for several days in a row, and no more bv! I could not be happier with a purchase than I am with these.
Posted by Amy
I LOVE These sponges. Easy to use, in good condition and make me feel so much healthier during my cycle (not to mention more comfortable)
Posted by Jessica H
I've used my sponge for two menstrual periods so far and... WOW!!! I've used tampons since I was a teenager and always suffered from BV after each period. I have to say these past two months have been great. No more BV, no bad smells and I feel 100 times cleaner.
Thanks Jade and pearl. Best product I've ever used.
Posted by Unknown
The fact that you guys delete all negative reviews on your product really makes the site seem... illegitimate. When looking for a product to purchase online, I always check the negative reviews, to see what people really think about them. Oftentimes positive reviews are purchased (I know this well, because I used to get paid to write them), and how will you ever learn about the issues the product has without a negative review? Anyway, I will never make a purchase from this company, knowing that the reviews are rigged, and most likely purchased.
*Note from Jade & Pearl
We received this anonymous complaint and thought we would make a statement about it for anyone else wondering the same thing. All of our reviews are genuine and have been submitted over the years from happy customers. We don't have any negative reviews on the website because no one has submitted any as of yet. We are always open to hear negative feedback as it only helps us improve the products and improve as a company. Often negative feedback can also just be a misunderstanding with how the Sea Pearls function, so it is better to speak up as it is very possible that the issue can be easily resolved.
Thank you for the comment!
Posted by Amarylis
I am never, ever going back to tampons again! Sea Pearls are so great and eco friendly I recommend them to all my friends. My daughter even used one to clean the floor but it was fine to use after I rinsed it out. Great product!
*Note from Jade & Pearl
We wouldn't recommend using your Sea Pearls for cleaning purposes while still using them for menstruation. But feel free to recycle them after you are done using them for their intended purpose!
Posted by Vonda
My purpose for staying a loyal customer of Jade & Pearl is to purchase the best quality products for uterine prolapse. However, there are days when only a little support is needed so I decided to try the "tampon" sponges. I find they work just fine and give just the right amount of support for the times when I'm not that active. As I've said before, J&P has been a Godsend and I highly recommend them!
*Note from Jade & Pearl
We are so happy that you have found the Sea Pearls to be a helpful solution! The Sea Pearl tampons can be used for prolapse support, however we would like to state that these smaller size sponges may not be large enough to provide enough support for all women. It really depends on the woman and the severity of the prolapse. The Sea Pearls for Prolapse are larger sized sponges and can always be custom trimmed to fit your body and prolapse needs.
Thank you for sharing!!
Posted by Unknown
Yes... To Good To Be True... I have only used a tampon maybe 8 times in my life. The fear of infection or leaks always kept me away from them. So I have always used alway$ they have been my go to. My issue with them, I am a heavy flow chick, more so since my IUD (copper). Every cycle I leak at some point. During the day, night, cough, sneeze, sitting to long, walking for too long and lets not talk about exercise. Always feared messing up panties, clothing, sheets or furniture. And I have done so on occassion. Not to mention the bulky bags now boxes they come in. And the odor that comes with the removal. I ordered Sea Pearls DEC 2013 and have been waiting and waitng for my cycle to start. I am sooo looking forward to the performance of these sponges. I bought the Premium 3 pack in incase I have to double or triple up, since I have a heavy flow. I am starting with the smallest and will work my way up. I have done my research and em super excited I will update you all :D Sorry for the ramble.....
Posted by Unknown
I love these and can't say enough good things about them. Besides the fact that they work so well and last so long, there is almost (over their lifetime) zero packaging! Some are not as soft as I'd like but I'll have to try to the premium ones.
Posted by Karin
I love your sponges and have been using them for years. My daughter is excited to use them when she starts her period (she's nine and a half, so it could be any time now). And I just recommended them to my mom, who is 75 and had a hysterectomy last year and "leaks" now. Let's hope they work for her too!
Posted by Unknown
When I first used regular tampons as a teen, I was forever turned off. I used them only twice - both times I found them incredibly painful. I thought I'd never use tampons. Then when I found out about reusable pads, I stumbled onto these as well. I tried them - what a difference! So comfortable! No pain! I even use the regular ones, not the premium, because they eventually get softer with use (so I assume they last longer before they get too soft to be very effective). And environmentally friendly to boot! There is no downside to these. Try them, you won't regret it!
Posted by Sam
I am actually looking forward to my period now. I had no idea these existed, but so glad I found them. I've been wanting to use a more natural product during my cycles, but since giving birth, I've had a hard time finding something that's worked well and been comfortable. The cups and natural tampons didn't seem to fit well anymore. But these sea sponge tampons are perfect - they custom fit to your body and are barely noticeable. Love, love, love them!
Posted by Unknown
WOW! When these arrived I thought they were HUGE! Certainly too big to use! But they are so soft and smooshy (yes, that's the technical term I use for them) it was no problem at all. And they do exactly what they are supposed to do. Great product!
Posted by Diane S
Love the three pack. gives options during your cycle and you can pick which one you need that day.
comfortable and useful!
Posted by Unknown
I bought these to solve a problem I've lived with for over twenty years. Almost every time I have sex, I bleed. Most of the time it's a small amount, but sometimes, it's disturbing. Now that I have these, I have a normal sex life, for the first time. Ever. I use the smallest. It's practically unnoticeable. Fingers will find it, but if your partner knows it's there, they won't mind. It only stops the blood. Your natural lubrication still happens. This is a savior of my sex life.
Posted by Danyel
I'm so happy to have these. They are extremely comfortable (much more so than tampons) and absorbent to boot! They are pretty easy to insert and remove if you're comfortable with your own body and its doings, and they stay in place so well! I've always been afraid of toxic shock syndrome so I've been plagued with having to wear giant pads until I found these! YAY!
Posted by Lindsey (Iowa City, IA)
I can't say enough how much I love the sea sponge tampons. They're so comfortable. The upgrade to the premium was well worth the $2. The premiums are softer and more absorbent. I keep on coming back.
Posted by RuMP Reviews
Awesome product. Highly recommend them to anyone curious to try them. Check out my full review here http://rumpsreviews.blogspot.com/2013/09/jade-pearl-sea-pearls-sea-sponge-tampon.html?m=1
Posted by ~A
I had been looking for a natural alternative to tampons and came upon Jade and Pearl's sea sponge tampons. I got the premium ones (after having read online about people complaining about the toughness of some sea sponges) and could not be happier. The instructions are pretty straight forward--though I would have liked more clarity on the daily menstrual use of the sponges (after rinsing them out after use do you let them dry then put them in again/ do you have to disinfect them after every use? should you let them dry out completely before putting them in again?). Definitely wet the sponges a little before inserting them, it makes the process so much easier!! The little bag that comes with the sponges isn't that great (starts falling apart, strings fall out) so I will have to make my own to replace it. Despite my slight confusion about the process and the low quality storage bag, I am SUPER happy with the sponges and will never go back to regular tampons.
*Jade & Pearl Note: Thank you for your input about the need for more instructions. We are working on a new brochure and will be sure to include more detailed instructions. Just to clarify in case anyone else has similar questions - After rinsing out a sponge there is no need to let them dry or to disinfect them before reinserting. Just rinse them out, squeeze out the excess water, and pop them back in. You can either disinfect them when you are done using them for the day, or once every couple of days. We do recommend disinfecting them at the end of your cycle before storing them away for next month. You should always wet the sponge and squeeze them out prior to insertion as they are much softer when damp. We also appreciate your input about the storage bags. If you need a sturdier storage bag we recommend purchasing one of our Sponge Totes.
Posted by E
I've had problems in the past with conventional tampons; they cause me discomfort and some very slight urine leakage due to the way my bladder is positioned in relation to my uterus, which is retroverted. (It's not a common problem from what I understand.) I also don't like the chemicals and such used in conventional tampons, and I'm not a fan of the waste they generate. Enter Sea Pearls. I found these a few years ago and have not looked back. They give me zero comfort issues, I have no urine leakage, and I feel better about their impact on the environment. It's a win all around! The only problem I've run into lately is slight discomfort on inserting and removing them due to some scar tissue from giving birth a year ago, but that's manageable depending on the sponge and method of insertion. Overall: great product!
Posted by Z
I never had an issue with using tampons but after reading about all the harmful ingredients used to make them and the potential dangers of using tampons, I decided to try some more natural alternatives. First I tried using cups and experimented with many different types but I found them too difficult to remove and kind of rigid and gross. Then I heard about sea sponges. I am so happy I decided to try these! Although they seem hard and rough when dry, once you wet them, they are super soft and inserting them could not be easier. Go ahead and get the premium ones, you won't be sorry. Removing them is a little tricky, you have to become comfortable with reaching in there to get them out, but its pretty simple once you get the hang of it. If you choose to use tea tree oil to disinfect them, the residual oil will help protect against infections. Fantastic product!
Posted by Unknown
I've always been a tampon girl, but found that they had started to get very uncomfortable in the last few months. I tried the sponges, and I love them! They're more comfortable and super easy to use! I highly recommend them to anyone and everyone!
Posted by Lindsay
I LOVE these sponges! They make my period manageable instead of nightmarish. I was always one who had trouble with tampons never quite "feeling right", but sponges are so comfortable! And they put sex back on the roster during "that time of month" ;). I also dig how they're not full of toxic chemicals... It's a win-win-win!
Posted by C. W. (New Jersey)
I love it... This is the best thing to use when you have long very heavy abnormal cycles like I do and still want to be intimate with your partner. Most of the time he doesn't even know I'm wearing it and it leaves no or very lil mess. Sea Pearls are the best!
Posted by Unknown
Nothing works as well and leaves no trace as my sea pearls!
Posted by Lindsey (Iowa City, IA)
I love my sea pearls! They're comfortable, affordable and sustainable. Couldn't be happier
Posted by Felicity
I have always suffered from what I can only call an allergy to disposable menstrual products. I found reusable cloth pads online some time ago but it took me another year almost before I could convince myself to buy them. I love them! The only downside is that I have a fairly heavy cycle and it's insane to have enough pads on hand for the entire week (even with doing laundry). I tried cups and they just don't work for me. I was still using tampons, which essentially made the cloth pads a moot point because I was still having reactions. But once I found sea sponges I knew I had to try them!!! Now I can use a sponge with a pad as back up (in case I'm going out for longer periods of time) or go completely pad-less at home! I love having the freedom to do what I want without bulky pads and allergic reactions!!!!
Posted by Bianca
I am so in love with the sea pearls and I want to share my knowledge of this incredible product with everyone! I have already gotten my whole family and all of my girlfriends to use them and I want to share it with more people!
Posted by Antoinette
My friend recommended sea sponge tampons she had been using them for over a year and loved them. I have not be able to wear a tampon in years. The Sea Sponge Tampon is so comfortable and gives me a fresh feeling all day. I honestly can say I don’t dread my menstrual cycle. I always tell my friends about the Sea Sponge Tampons!
Posted by Julie
I just wanted you to know that I love the sea pearls. After having children (my body changed significantly with childbirth) I tried different products including the Diva cup and didn't find anything that worked. With the pearls, I have no leakage whatsoever and they are completely comfortable. I love love love them. I can go swimming with my kids with confidence.
Thanks for a great product!
Posted by Hannah
Got my Sea Sponge Tampons today! I'm actually excited for my period...
Posted by Happy California Customer
Because of your products my period is no longer a difficulty. I am 43 and I was never able to use tampons as they caused me to cramp. Now it doesn't even bother me when my time arrives.
These are also a worry free solution to for backpacking and camping. Recently I introduced them to a nurse who practices in the remote Sudan miles from anywhere.
Thanks for your wonderful product, I am so grateful.
Posted by Alystyre
This weekend I had a reunion with Sea Pearls, and I fell in love with using them all over again. I had forgotten how easy, economical, and exceptional they are, no matter what the occasion. I was a guest at a lake house, where I had no worries about period leaks, no cramps!!!!!!, and could swim in the
lake every day. I almost wish I could relive all my previous menstrual cycles over again--only with Sea Pearls. They change EVERYTHING about your experience of having a period. What a wonderful product--I'm going to gift my younger sisters with Sea Pearls.
Posted by Irene
I recently ordered your sea pearls in Britain. I'm really impressed. I don't feel them at all, while I do feel tampons. They are so soft. No skin irritation, and great absorbancy. Very handy, you kind of feel them getting full, and then you can just rinse them out. Very hygienic, no smell. Goes beyond expectation.
Posted by Sarah
I just wanted to tell you how totally thrilled I am with your product. I am a physician and I was very apprehensive when I bought these at a natural food store, but as soon as I tried them I was a convert. I have a heavy flow and have always had trouble with tampons leaking and after I gave birth to my son, tampons were very uncomfortable and didn't fit right anymore. These
sponges are amazingly absorbent and work way better than any "super" tampon I have used. They are also very comfortable, I can't even feel it once inserted, they are so soft. I was very surprised how easy they are to clean.
I have tried them also for holding back flow during intercourse which also works great. Thanks so much for making such a great product.
Posted by Helen
I just want to say, that you all have wonderful shipping! I ordered on tuesday and now it is thursday, and i have my package. Totally amazing! Fortunately my period started yesterday, so i was also able to use my sea sponge. Let me tell, it was amazing! I was so excited, it is wonderful, thank you so much. I will definitely be purchasing again from you all, and i'm already spreading the word to my friends and family.
Thank you so much for a wonderful product.
Posted by Leona
My nine year old says when she starts her periods, she wants to get the "pearls". I love that!!
Posted by Tracy
I love your sea pearls!!! I started looking into more reusable feminine products after I started cloth diapering my first child, and I can't believe I ever used disposable tampons or pads before this. I love the way I don't notice it's even there. I love that I can not stink up my own or anyone else's trash can. And I love not having to go to the store all the time to buy disposables. I just ordered my second pair and I can't wait to come back for more!!!
Posted by Lorraine
Hi! I just wanted to leave a comment on the Sea Pearls. I found out about them at a natural foods store, and after using it for just 1 day, I already love it! It is so much better than tampons, in so many ways! I will be using these from now on. Thank you for such a natural and reliable alternative to tampons!
Posted by Megan
I wanted to say thank you for such a wonderful product. I am a new Sea Pearls user and cannot, even after one cycle, imagine going back to disposable menstrual products. My period was much less painful and I feel as if I am more in touch with my cycle. I will not be going back to disposables.
Thank you again for a product that is both good for me and for the
Posted by Sarah
I have been using Sea Pearls for nearly five years now and can't imagine ever using anything else again. I could easily echo everything that has been said in other reviews--that they are completely comfortable, totally convenient, they don't dry out my vagina as cotton tampons did, I love that they are so economical AND earth friendly! One of the biggest benefits for me, though, is that I feel using Sea Pearls has put me much more in touch with my body and my cycle. I have a clear sense of just how much blood is "regular" for me to shed and an understanding of my vagina which cotton tampons just didn't give me. I know I will start my daughter off on Sea Pearls when she menstruates if nothing other than for the way they allow you to be comfortable with your own body. I don't think there are enough good things to say about the many benefits of a switch to Sea Pearls.
Posted by Catherine
I love sea pearls. I love the fact that they're all natural. They breathe in a way that even organic, unbleached tampons can't/don't. Often even when I had used natural tampons, I would get yeast infections. With sea sponges, that doesn't happen. I love the fact that they come from the sea, which is ruled by the moon, just like my cycle and the 'moon blood' it brings. I tell all my friends about them. After I've used them and they're no longer viable, I throw them back into the ocean from which they came and smile at the circular process and at the fact that I am not sending anything more to the landfills. Thank you Jade and Pearl.
Posted by Georgia
I've been using sea pearls for about a year now. I'm probably one of the youngest users, but I'm extremely happy with them and urge other women and teens to use them also. They are so comfortable and easy to work with. I am also extremely thankful that I found sea pearls at such a young age and don't have to deal with the common pads and tampons. I also find that the fact that jade and pearl will take money orders is excellent!!! Thank you so much jade and pearl!!!!
Posted by Jessica
I have been using sea sponges during my period for years. They have become very hard to find recently, I was delighted to discover them here! One great tip for sea sponges is that they can be left in place during sex. It makes for a 'no mess' experience. I have used them this way for years with nothing but good results. Not for birth control... Only to absorb menstruation. Best wishes!
Posted by Shelby
I absolutely love sea pearls! I rave every chance I can get to my girlfriends and co-workers, and any woman that will listen. I've been using sea pearls for over a year now, and have been so happy with them. I don't have to worry about creating excess waste for the environment, or TSS or possible dioxide poisoning from the unnecessary bleaching of regular tampons. They are also so much more comfortable than regular tampons. Thank you for providing such a great product!
Posted by Britney
I am so excited that I discovered the sponges! I love the site, and the ordering process went smoothly. I appreciate all the info and instructions you give with the product. I wish my mom had started me on these instead of pads or tampons. I plan to purchase these for my daughter when the time comes.
Posted by Claire
I want to thank you for the last 17 years or so. My cycle became more of a joy when i found and began using the sea sponges. I now buy them for sisters, nieces and friends. I LOVE THEM.