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How to fold a Menstrual Cup

Folding techniques to try with your Fun Cup

If you’ve decided to make the switch to a Fun Cup, you are probably now looking for advice on how to fold the cup.
Unlike tampons, the Menstrual cup needs to be folded before insertion. There are lots of different cup folds, but ultimately, it’s about finding one that works for you. You may find the most popular fold too wide. Or you may find the fold that works for your friend, may be too tricky for you.
To help you out we have put together a list of different folds for you try:

C- Fold or U- Fold

The most popular and recommended of the folds

C-fold 1

1

Hold the Cup with both hands, one at the rim and the other at the tip.
Push the sides together to flatten the cup
C-fold 2

2

Fold the cup in half length-ways to create the ‘U’ or ‘C’ shape
C-fold 3

3

Get yourself into a comfortable position and insert

The Punch Fold 

Creates a small insertion point – Similar to the size of a Tampon

Punch fold 1

1

Use one hand to hold the cup.
Place your index finger of the opposite hand on the top of the cup rim
Punch fold 2

2

Use this finger to push the rim down inside of the base
Punch fold 3

3

Using your left hand, push the sides together and hold.
Get yourself into a comfortable position and insert

Other Menstrual Cup folds to try

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The 7 Fold

Smaller than the ‘C’ or ‘U’ Fold . The 7 fold releases a lot easier than any of the other folds. If you are struggling with insertion then this could be the fold for you:
1.Squeeze the cup with both hands to flatten
2. Take the right corner of the cup and fold it down towards the stem.
3. Get yourself comfortable and insert
Punch fold 1

The Double 7 Fold

Similar to the 7 fold. The double 7 fold has a slightly wider insertion point.
1. Squeeze the cup with both hands to flatten
2. Take the right corner of the cup and fold it down slightly towards the front.
3. Take the left corner of the cup and fold it down slightly towards the back.
4. Get yourself comfortable and insert
C-fold 1

The Triangle Fold

Similar to the Punch Fold . The Triangle fold gives you a narrow point of insertion and easier and quicker to do with your hands:
1. Squeeze the cup with both hands to flatten
2. Take one corner and bring it all the way down to the base on the Fun Cup.
3. Get yourself comfortable and insert