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Dot Menstrual Cup

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What makes it Mighty?

  • 100% non-toxic medical grade silicone
  • fits comfortably for up to 12 hours & holds 3 tampons worth
  • minimizes leaks & supports a waste-free monthly cycle

Product Details

Your best period starts now! Dot Cup, a medical-grade silicone menstrual cup, is a reusable alternative to tampons that is worn in the vagina for up to 12 hours and emptied in the toilet. If you're new to the cup world, adjusting, inserting and removing may take some getting used to, but hang in there!  Once you find the right position for your body, you won't look back. It's truly a game-changer. Try a few of the folds detailed below and give it a cycle or two. You'll be telling all of your friends about it.

  • Can be worn for up to 12 hours and used for up to 10 years 
  • Small pinholes around the lip allow for comfortable fit and easy removal
  • Every cup comes with a limited-edition, hand-sewn, canvas storage pouch
  • You're actually purchasing two cups! For every Dot Cup purchased, one is given to a girl in need, enabling her to go to school or work and to be an active member of her community, regardless of her menstrual cycle! 

Materials: FDA-approved medical-grade silicone 

Size: One size fits most body types

Use: Wash your hands, rinse your Dot Cup and insert using one of the fold methods described below. Once in place, release the fold and the opening of the cup should open. You may need to use one finger to twist or adjust the cup into place. It should be fully inside of your body and cause no discomfort! 

  • Roll Fold — Roll the cup in a spiral as tightly as you can with the opening pointed up. While keeping a tight grip on the fold, insert the open end into your vagina and push it all the way in. 
  • Punch Down Fold — Holding your cup with the opening facing up, push one side of the rim down with your thumb. Insert the opposite end into your vagina, push into place, and use your finger to make sure the cup is fully unfolded. 
  • C Fold — Holding your cup sideways between your thumb and index finger, fold the top part over so the opening forms a "C." Insert the cup into your vagina with the "C" facing up. 
  • Customizing your Stem — Users may choose to trim down the stem of their cup. Everybody is unique, so for those with a lower-positioned cervix, it is helpful to trim the stem for optimum comfort. We recommend wearing the cup for a day or two before doing any trimming because sometimes the cup adjusts to your body on its own. Never trim the stem while the cup is inside your body. 
  • Removal — After no more than 12 hours, or when your Dot Cup feels full, push as if you're passing gas, grab the stem, and gently pull. If you meet resistance or discomfort, reach a bit higher for the base of the cup and pinch and wiggle the base as you pull downward. Dump your blood in the toilet, rinse the cup with water, and re-insert. If you're in a public bathroom, it's completely fine to re-insert your cup without rinsing it, just make sure to rinse when you return home. 

Care: After each use, rinse and reinsert (or if in public, simply reinsert and rinse when you return home). Soap isn't necessary, but if you do use soap, make sure it's gentle and fragrance-free as to not irritate your lady parts! Between cycles, wash with soap and water and store it in your Dot pouch until next month! If you'd like to fully sterilize your Dot Cup you can do so by boiling for 5 minutes and removing with tongs. Let your cup cool and dry, then store in your storage pouch.

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FAQ

When inserted correctly, you shouldn't be able to feel your Dot Cup at all and there will be no discomfort. Use your finger to push your cup higher or lower until it sits comfortably. Keep in mind, our medical-grade silicone softens with your body heat!

It's not stuck! Or lost inside of you! We promise. The vaginal canal is 4-5 inches of muscle that does not connect to other parts of the body. If it feels stuck, simply push like you're... you know, going #2? passing gas? delivering a baby?...choose your own adventure :D and the stem will make its way down. Once you can reach the stem, gently pull downward until you're able to reach the body of the cup. Gently pinch the bottom of the cup (small holes around the top will allow the suction to release)as you pull it down and out.

The Dot Cup is designed to fit *most* body types, and the vagina is muscular so it gives and stretches with ease. Vaginal canals come in all shapes and sizes though, so the best way to know for sure is just to try it. If you're fairly new to inter-vaginal period products, insert and remove slowly and gently, and relax your muscles as much as possible. If you feel discomfort when using light tampons, we recommend talking to your doctor before trying a Dot Cup. We designed Model 1 of the Dot Cup as close to "one-size-fits-all" as possible. In fact, our focus group included young women who have never been pregnant and women who have had multiple vaginal births, and both groups experienced great success and minimal leaks using the Dot Cup.

If you've worn your Dot Cup for a day or two and the stem still seems to stick out uncomfortably, you are not alone! You are one of many users who has a lower cervix during their period. This discomfort can be easily remedied by simply trimming the stem of your cup. Remove your cup from your body (we had to say it!) and start by trimming the very end. Re-insert your cup and see how it feels, and trim a bit higher if needed. Many women trim the stem off completely! The grip rings around the bottom of the cup itself are designed to be used with or without the stem.

 

The primary cause of toxic shock syndrome is the combination of the material, usually cotton which supports the growth of bacteria, paired with the duration of use. When a saturated tampon is worn for too long it's touching the walls of the vaginal canal. In contrast, a menstrual cup catches blood vs. absorbing it, meaning there is a barrier (medical-grade silicone) between the walls of the vagina and the blood itself. Therefore, there is a much lower risk for TSS when using a menstrual cup!

Swim freely while wearing the Dot Cup! Sleep freely while wearing the Dot Cup! Since the Dot cup sits low in the vaginal canal, it cannot be worn during Sex. On that note, the Dot Cup is not a birth control device and should not be used for this purpose. The Dot Cup can, however, be used with an IUD or a contraceptive ring. Make sure the ring is still in place after you remove the cup, and if using with an IUD, make sure to break the suction of the cup with your finger prior to removing, and check the strings to make sure it hasn't shifted down.

More than a tampon, that's for sure! The Dot Cup can hold up to 28mL of fluid, which allows you to go about your day or your sleep without interruption! For reference, a medium tampon can hold about 10mL.

 

 

 
SKU: SQ1478139
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The mission of Dot is to empower by providing the best period products to all. We believe the menstrual cycle is incredible and getting in touch with it is a gift. If you're anything like us, the sheer convenience, lack of leaks, landfill reduction, and cost-savings will make you wonder why you didn't discover the Dot Cup long ago.

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