Jam sponge – sponge tampon – giveaway!

In honour of International Women’s Day on Monday, we’re having a week of women’s health and sexual health themed posts here on Recycle This – with lots of related giveaways.

It’s great having so many wonderful things to give away – the range of green, reusable sanitary products available these days is amazing — really something for everyone, whether you’re a pad user or want something inside instead.

There is a quite a lot of buzz around menstrual cups – like the Mooncup we’re giving away – at the moment but chatter about menstrual sponges isn’t quite so common – which is a shame because they’re a great natural option and these ones we’ve got to give away? BEST. NAME. EVER.

Jam Sponges are natural, unbleached sea sponges, sustainably harvested from the Mediterranean Ocean and used a bit like tampons – inserted into the vagina, they soak up menstrual fluid before it has a chance to escape into the wild. Unlike tampons though, they’re chemical-free, won’t cause Toxic Shock Syndrome and won’t cause a giant pile of landfill/block sewers. Treated with care, each sponge will last a year and is fully biodegradable so can compost when you’re done with it.

Plus – PLUS – they come with a shiny bag to keep the spare in AND a badge. (Do take the badge off the sponge before inserting ;) )

We’ve got two sets of these fab things to give away – again, they’re courtesy of the lovely Rachael at Moon Times. Just leave a comment below (doesn’t have to be long – “hi” or “jam sponge? hahahaha, that’s fantastic – puntastic!” will do ;) ) before noon (GMT) on Monday 15th March and I’ll pick a winner at random.

I’m happy to ship internationally and remember to leave your email address in the email address field – it won’t be published on the site but let’s me get in touch with you if you win.

UPDATE – Monday 15th 2010

Thanks to everyone who entered. Our lucky winners are…

urban craft and Rachel! I’ll be in touch with you guys soon to get your addresses.

Thanks again to Rachael at Moon Times for providing the sponges – a great green alternative.

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37 Responses to “Jam sponge – sponge tampon – giveaway!”

  1. Mary Horesh says:

    Enter me to win a jam sponge!

  2. Jo B says:

    Wow totally new to me, sounds way better as jam sponge than the horrible term fot pads when i was a teen.
    I would love to try a jam roly poly oops I mean sponge

  3. Katie says:

    yes pleasy please :o)

  4. shine says:

    Ooh, yes please! Also, best name evar.

  5. Wanna says:

    Enter me purty please.

  6. Andy B. says:

    Best name ever. Gimme that badge.

  7. urban craft says:

    Jam sponge,
    I’m in too.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  8. Agata says:

    Ow-wow! Eco-periods.
    Me wants a sponge.

  9. Frances says:

    Awesome giveaway! I’d love to try those.

  10. Ally says:

    Enter me in the draw please! Gotta try these – I seem to spend a fortune every month.

  11. anna says:

    Those sound jam-tastic :)
    Yay for all the products that free from buying the single-use alternatives.

  12. Michele P. says:

    interesting! I have never heard of this before, and this is definitely yet another option in addition to the moon cup and cloth pads…

  13. kelsey says:


  14. kristy says:

    sounds like an interesting product..would love to try it out

  15. Jin6655321 says:

    Sea sponge eh? Should be interesting.

  16. liz stein says:

    Anything green and friendly is worth a try!

  17. Elizabeth says:

    This is a new one to me – love to try it :)

  18. apieceofwood says:

    wouldn’t mind a jam sponge if you please…

  19. Mandy says:

    I would love love love one of these! I would be eternally grateful and promise to think of how much I love love love you every time I use it :)

    If not, love and light for you anyway xxxxxxxxxxxxx

  20. ariestess says:

    I’ve always been tempted to try something like this…

  21. Penny says:

    Would love to give these a try! I’ve never seen this brand anywhere!

  22. Katy Lin says:

    um. wow. would love to give this a try! i’ve never heard of them before, but i’m up for anything that’s greener and more packing-friendly than the disposables :)

  23. Elizabeth says:

    That sounds amazing!! I’m always looking for a better way to go green and this is perfect! I can’t believe these jam sponges were here all along and us girls still subject ourselves to typical and toxic tampons. Thanks guys (and ladies)!!

  24. Liz says:

    I’d like to try one of these.

  25. Rachel says:

    Wow I’ve never even heard of these, yes please?

  26. Michelle says:

    I haven’t seen these in the states before…of course I usually run in and grab a last minute…oops box. I am going to the natural store today, I will see what’s available. Thanks for posting this weeks topics, helpful and mindful for me too.

  27. Jill says:

    ooooh jam sponge? hook me up!

  28. Miss'tee says:

    Woooow, hook me up please, mwah!!

  29. Tia says:

    What a fantastic idea, hope I win xx..

  30. Erin says:

    I’m willing to give it a try!

  31. Brittany says:

    this sounds like an interesting thing to try :)

  32. Lizzy says:

    I don’t think I’ve ever been so excited about a sanitary product…….:)

    Please enter me :)

  33. Diane says:

    Will I be the lucky one?

  34. Louise says:

    That’s a great name:-)
    People round my way used to called sanitary stuff Dracula’s Teabags:-(

  35. Marianna says:

    Very unique product for sure – this is the first time I’ve heard of anything like this!

  36. marie wallace says:

    This has caught my interest, never tried anything like it i am curious!