A 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.
You're actually purchasing 2 cups! For every Dot cup purchased, one is given to a girl in need, allowing her to go to school or work and to be an active member of her community, regardless of her menstrual cycle!
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!
DOT CUP 101 - All you need to know:
+ Will I be able to feel it?
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!
+ How do I know if I need to trim my 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.
+ How should I clean my Dot Cup?
After Each Use: Rinse and re-insert, or if in public, simply re-insert 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.
+ What is the Dot cup made of and where is it made?
The Dot cup is a patent-pending design, made of FDA-approved, medical-grade silicone, and does not contain latex, plastic, PVC, acrylic, acrylate, BPA, phthalate, elastomer or polyethylene. The Dot Cup is manufactured in the United States, just outside of Los Angeles.
+ How much fluid can the Dot cup hold?
+ Swimming, Sleep, Sex?
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.
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.