Dot Menstrual Cup
Why We Love It: 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, designed by @ashleymaryart.
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!
Use/Care: To insert: 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.
To remove: 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 storage pouch until next month!
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.
Packaging: Reusable fair trade bag with compostable wrapper.
End of Life: Your Dot cup can be safely used for up to 10 years! Some users prefer to purchase a new cup every few years, however, this is not necessary. 100% recyclable silicone.
Materials: 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, in East Troy, Wisconsin.