What are the best folding techniques for inserting a menstrual cup?
Women use all types of folding techniques for insertion of a menstrual cup. Each fold is unique and has its benefits, and some work well for specific cup brands while others do not. You will have to discover and try different menstrual cups insertion folds, to see which one works best for your preference, cup brand, size, design features and bell shape.
- The “C” Fold (Most popular)
- The 7 Fold and Triangle Fold
- The Punch-down Fold
- The “S” Fold
- The Origami Fold
- The Diamond Fold and Half Diamond Fold
- The Double 7 Fold
- The “E” Fold
- The Labia Fold
The C fold is the most popularly recommended fold among users and manufacturers of menstrual cups (see C-fold instructions here). And if you are looking for other menstrual cup fold options.
There are all these fancy ways to fold cups which I think are a bit useless and confusing for users. The most common folds are C fold and Punch down fold.
The C fold helps the cup to open up easier.
The punch down is recommended for women who feels that the cup is still a little too big on the insertion and want to make the tip smaller. The down side of that is that the cup (specially if it’s a soft one) have a harder time unfolding.
It’s a try and error before you find the fold that works for you.
Have a look at my step by step guide to insert your menstrual cup.