>Recently one of my friends investigated the Today Sponge as a birth control option. She had been persuaded by two women she trusted, Elaine on Seinfeld and her former boss, that the sponge was the most rockin' awesome birth control out there. She purchased it, read the directions, and put it in. That is when she discovered that her sources had no idea what they were talking about.

"I'm totally comfortable inserting things in my body, but I felt like I was stuffing a balloon inside me," she confessed. "Although to be fair, a balloon is not wet and heavy. You have to get the sponge wet and sudsy before you put it in..."

I love my friends. What would I do without them? I'd never learn any of this important stuff. You are the best.