Dot CupRegular price $35.00
A reusable menstrual cup worn in place of tampons to collect rather than absorb menstrual fluid. It's made of medical-grade silicone and can be safely worn for up to 12 hours and used for years. Free of latex, plastic, BPA, bleaches and phthalates.
One size fits most bodies. Holds 28 ml of fluid. Dimensions fall between most other cup brand's sizes 1-2.
Includes one Dot Cup and one storage pouch.
Made in the Wisconsin.
REAL TALK FROM CAT: I've been using a menstrual cup for almost half my life and I can't go back to tampons + pads. As backup, I wear period undies for heavier flow days. If I could start using a cup at 19, you can do it now!
What we like most about this particular cup over others:
1) it's black so it's not gonna age like some of the clear silicone cups on the market can.
2) the stem! If you're familiar with cups, the stem is often hollow and therefore a doozy to clean; this stem isn't hollow and we are oh so stoked about it!
3) Made in the USA--yay!
4) one for one giving program so that your purchase also helps hook up a woman in need with one of these amazing cups!
5) It comes in a super cute pouch, designed by artist Ashley Mary.
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 at the end of each day. 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 Dot long ago. If you're new to the cup world, it might be a little strange and uncomfortable at first, but hang in there! Give it a cycle or two you're going to be telling all of your friends about it.
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. Pour 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 storage pouch until next month!
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.
Because we understand that you need to try on clothing to know how it fits, all clothing may be returned to us for full store credit or a refund to your original payment method (minus shipping costs). We're always happy to provide additional pictures or insider info about the fit of a particular garment before you buy it--just send us an email and we'll do our best to advise you.
Underwear, swimwear, food, apothecary items, and any items explicitly noted as "final sale" are not eligible for return or exchange.
For all non-clothing items, we accept returns for store credit or exchange only.