Been thinking about switching to a menstrual cup? You can wear the Dot Cup at any time, even when you head to bed for the night, for any occasion, including physical activity. For every Dot cup purchased, one is given to a menstruating person in need.
The flexible and durable material provides for easy insertion and removal, and firm rim will end your leakage worries. A safe alternative to wasteful and expensive tampons and pads, this reusable menstrual cup can be worn for up to 12 hours and used for up to 10 years.
- Black in color to avoid discoloration
- Hand sewn canvas storage pouch with artwork by Ashley Mary
- Step-by-step instruction card
- One size fits most
Size: Holds 28 mL of fluid (3x the volume of a super tampon). 45 mm in diameter at rim and 55 mm length (not including stem). Weighs 3.04 ounces
How to use: Before using your Dot Cup for the first time, thoroughly wash your hands and the cup in warm water with a mild, body-safe soap. You may also choose to boil the cup in an open pan for up to 5 minutes between each cycle.
Fold or twist your Dot Cup in half and insert as high as you are comfortably able. Release your grip and allow the cup to pop-open. Wear for up to 12 hours. To empty, firmly grip the base of the cup (above the stem) to release the suction seal. Continue to hold the base of the cup while slowly pulling down and out at any angle. The stem is there to bring the cup down from high inside, but should not be used to actually remove. It is not necessary to remove the cup before urination or movements.
If you have a low cervix you can trim the stem, even going so far as to cut it completely off, however, we suggest waiting to trim the stem until you've tried the cup for at least a few days. Often, the initial placement of your cup is not where it ends up and may find that once you get your positioning down, the cup will find its most comfortable place farther up the vaginal canal. You want to make sure you haven't trimmed the stem too far so that it's not difficult to reach. Some don't feel the cup at all and rave about how comfortable it is. Others find that the stem may bother them or at least they are aware of it. It is important to try the menstrual cup for a few cycles before deciding what is or isn't comfortable.
The Dot Cup fits between most brands’ size 1 and size 2. Dot Cup users include a range from virgin to multiple vaginal childbirths.
You can wear a pantyliner as backup during your first cycle with the Dot Cup. You will learn how frequently to empty your cup depending on the heaviness of your menstrual flow. After a month or two, you'll become familiar with your own menstrual flow pattern.
Care: Wash your cup at least once each day! Wash your menstrual cup with mild soap and water before reinsertion. When not in use, store in the provided storage pouch. Do not store your menstrual cup in a plastic bag or airtight container.
Material: FDA-approved, soft, medical-grade, silicone
End life: Dispose cup in general garbage. Reuse storage pouch or dispose of in garbage.
More reasons why we love them: For every Dot cup purchased, one is given to a menstruating person in need, allowing them to go to school or work and to be an active member of their community, regardless of being on their menstrual cycle! Made in Wisconsin. Female owned and operated.