I learned about menstrual cups a few years ago but didn't try my first one until 2016. I'll be honest, menstrual cups were extremely intimidating, initially. Getting used to the cup took some time, but once I did, I enjoyed using it verus wearing pads (I was never really a tampon girl). Recently, I discovered a new menstrual cup brand called Dot Cup. Immediately, I feel in love with their branding and the fact that the menstrual cup they offered was black. When I dug deeper into learning more about Dot and the mission behind their cup, I fell even more in love.
Below are some things you should know about the Dot menstrual cup. These facts are beneficial to not only your health and the environment but also your bank account and community (near and far).
- Menstrual cups rarely leak and can be worn for up to 12 hours before emptying (all day/all night) You basically forget you're on your period.
- One cup can be safely used for up to 10 years, saving you money ($150+ year) and waste (5,000 - 14,000 tampons over the lifetime of most women)
- Thousands of women and girls in the developing world who don't have access to menstrual products miss about 60 days of school or work each year during their periods. The simple gift of a Dot cup can empower them to prioritize their education and work during ALL times of the month!
- Dot is the only American-made and FDA-registered 1-for-1 menstrual cup in the world.
- Its black color is unique within the cup category and was designed this way because all clear or light-colored menstrual cups become discolored over time.
- The Dot cup has a flat-tab, filled stem (the part you pull to remove) as opposed to a hollow stem like many cups, making it much easier to remove and clean than other cups.
- The Dot cup has a more flexible cup body for easy twisting and inserting, and a more firm rim to reduce leaks and hold it in place.
*provided by Dot.
What I love most about Dot as a whole is their community outreach. On Dot's website, it reads: For every Dot Menstrual Cup purchased, one is given to a woman or girl, providing her with the opportunity to prioritize her education, work, and community involvement without shame or interruption. That alone is powerful and needed. No woman should have to sacrifice their livelihood or education due to getting their period.
Dot was kind enough to send me a cup and a Dot to share with one of you! I am honored to be able to offer this. I wish I had more to give away. Follow the rules below to enter.
- Leave a comment with your period story (a summary works). Were you prepared? How or how not?
- Along w/ your comment, leave your email address so I can contact you if you're the winner!
- Like this post.
- Follow Dot on Instagram for an extra entry.
A winner will be chosen and contacted by 4/1/18.