Dot Menstrual Cup
Finally, a reusable alternative to tampons!
For every Dot cup purchased, one is given to someone in need, allowing them to go to school or work and to be an active member of their community, regardless of their menstrual cycle!
Dot cup is a medical-grade, silicone menstrual cup that can be worn for up to 12 hours and used for up to 10 years. Every cup comes with a limited-edition, hand-sewn, canvas storage pouch. A Dot cup is a re-usable alternative to tampons that is worn in the vagina for up to 12 hours and emptied in the toilet.
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. If you're new to the cup world, it might be a little strange and uncomfortable at first, but hang in there! We guarantee if you try a few of the folds detailed below and give it a cycle or two you're going to be telling all of your friends about it.
- 12 hours of period protection, day and night
- Comfortable and easy to use with little-to-no leaks
- Zero waste
- Free of latex, plastic, BPA, bleaches, phthalates, or toxins
- Includes one Dot Cup and one storage pouch
FDA-approved, medical-grade silicone
Roll Fold: Wash your hands and rinse your Dot Cup. 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. Once in place, let go and allow the opening of the cup to pop open. You may need to use one finger to twist or adjust the cup into place. It should be fully inside of your body causing no discomfort! See below for information on customizing the stem of your cup.
Punch Down Fold: Wash your hands and rinse your Dot cup. 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 you finger to make sure the cup is fully unfolded. Once in place, release the fold and the opening of the cup should pop open. You may need to use one finger to twist or adjust the cup into place. It should be fully inside of your body causing no discomfort! See below for information on customizing the stem of your cup.
C Fold: Wash your hands and rinse your Dot Cup. 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 your "c" facing up. Once in place, release the fold and the opening of the cup should pop open. You may need to use one finger to twist or adjust the cup into place. It should be fully inside of your body causing no discomfort! See below for information on customizing the stem of your cup.
Customizing your Stem: Many users choose to trim down the stem of their cup due to the position of their cervix during their period. Every body 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 public, it's completely fine to re-insert your cup without rinsing it, just make sure to rinse when you return home. When your period is over, wash your cup, and return it to your Dot Cup storage pouch until next month!
Customer ReviewsWrite a review
I was very skeptical about switching from tampons to a menstrual cup. Honestly, best thing I have ever done! It took a while to get use to it, but once I did my life was forever changed! It makes being a women a lot easier. :)
I love this cup. Never going back to disposable menstrual products - it’s literally changed how I view my period and now I actually look forward to it! It’s so easy to forget I’m even on it while I’m using the cup. Can’t even feel it. Easy to clean. Highly recommend the cup life.
Love that this shop carries black since the clear ones and other colors get really gross looking after a while. Plus the price is a great deal, especially considering all the money you're saving not buying tampons year after year. The shop owner is super awesome and ships promptly. You should definitely buy from her!