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10 types of menstrual cup folds and tips on how to make them

The menstrual cup has arrived to make life easier for many women during the flow and to help reduce the amount of waste produced. But menstrual cup folds can be difficult for a beginner. So, here are 10 popular folds:

Types of folds for menstrual cups

The folds can make a difference for those who are starting to use the menstrual cup. So, get to know 10 folds and experiment until you find the perfect fold for you.

  • C-fold: The most popular of the menstrual cup folds. It’s the simplest. Just make a fold imitating the letter C.
  • E-fold: The fold is similar to the C-fold, but here you will make an extra fold, forming the letter E.
  • S-fold: it’s quite simple, just form an S with the collector, doing the opposite of the C-fold.
  • Snail: This fold will greatly reduce the size of the collector. Just squeeze it and roll it inside.
  • Fold 7: for this fold, just join the upper end with the lower end of the side, so it will form a number 7.
  • Double 7 fold: also called the tulip fold, you will repeat the 7 fold, but doing it on both sides, symmetrically.
  • Diamond: A more difficult fold to make, but very popular. Just place the cup in front of you, vertically, pull a part of the mouthpiece towards you and fold the sides, forming a diamond.
  • Half diamond: the idea is to further reduce the size of the collector. To do this, just repeat the last step of the diamond fold.
  • Origami: a very famous collector fold. Push the edge in the center of the collector until you reach the opposite fold, after that, fold the scraps one on top of the other.
  • Lip Fold: Use your fingers as tweezers and squeeze the cup, holding a piece of the edge outward. Then wrap this piece, closing it.

These folds are just some of the folds you can choose to use your menstrual cup. It is important to understand your needs and your body when choosing and using the fold.

How to choose the best type of menstrual cup fold

But which fold is best for you? That, only who can answer, is yourself. To know which is the best fold for you, it is important to try some of them and understand what is your biggest difficulty: putting on or taking off the cup. Some folds make one step or even both steps easier.

So, try the folds and understand, in your adaptation period, which fold will bother you less and which will be easier to handle. If the collector does not open, try trying other positions. Squat down, for example. Try positions that make you more comfortable. Insert your index finger into the vaginal canal and feel around the edges. If not, turn the stem to be able to handle the cup.

How to make folds for menstrual cup

To make this choice of folds even easier, how about checking out some tutorials and tips that will help you out?

8 folds for menstrual cup

Here, the youtuber brings the main folds that you should know before using the menstrual cup. She tells a little about her experience with the folds.

Fleurity collector fold

One of the most famous collectors on the market, Fleurity is very popular. In the video, you will learn a fold for this cup to be more comfortable, as well as tips to adapt to this brand.

Diamond fold for menstrual cup

You will learn how to make a well-known fold that may seem difficult for beginners. Press play and check out more.

How to insert menstrual cup

But it’s not just about learning how to fold. It is essential that you learn to insert the cup correctly to avoid bruises and leaks. So check out the video above and learn more.

Thus, you learn to make the folds of the collector and get to know a little more about what makes you comfortable with the item. Take the opportunity to get to know absorbent panties, another alternative method that can help you during your cycle.

The information contained on this page is for informational purposes only. They do not replace the advice and follow-up of doctors, nutritionists, psychologists, physical education professionals and other specialists.

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