Menstrual cup folds: How do I fold Flex Cup for insertion?
Menstrual cup insertion can take some time to master, but the main trick is to find a fold that works best for you. Here are three of our favorites:
For beginners, we recommend the punchdown fold. This fold creates a point to make insertion a little easier. Here’s what it looks like when using Flex Cup:
Next up is the 7 fold: When folded this way, your cup’s rim will look like the number seven—and also has a pointed tip to help with insertion. Here’s what it looks like:
You may also opt to use the C fold (sometimes called the U fold). This fold tends to open up the most easily in your body once inserted. Here’s what it looks like:
There are dozens of other folds out there that you can try. These three are great to get you started, but you can learn more about cup folds on the blog.
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