Insertion Method

How to use a menstrual cup? For your first time, it is ideal to relax and have sufficient time to explore the various folding methods. In addition to the folding methods, some of the suggested positions for insertion includes squatting or standing with one foot raised on the toilet seat. 

 

One leg up stand
Squat over toilet
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How to fold? Beginners may find the “Punch down” fold or the “C” fold the easiest to try, particularly the “Punch down” which has a smaller insertion point. Younger women or women having difficulty inserting the cup should also try the “Triangle” fold. Insertion and removal should never be painful and if you experience pain at any stage please stop and try again later when you are more relaxed. You may wish to experiment with various techniques before choosing the one you find most comfortable with. It is not ideal to practice a new fold when you are in a rush or stressed. 


Now let’s get down to the folding methods, here are the top few folds. 

  • C” fold
      1. Hold cup with both hands just underneath the rim.
      2. Flatten the rim as if you’re squeezing the cup.
      3. Fold lengthwise into half to create the “C” shape.
      4. Insert cup from the middle point of the C and wiggle the cup upwards.
      5. Twist the base of the cup 360° to ensure the rim opens up and creates the seal.
    • Punch down” fold
      1. Hold cup at its base with 1 hand.
      2. Place your index finger on the cup's rim.
      3. Punch down the rim towards the base.
      4. Insert the cup from tip.
      5. Nudge & twist the base of the cup 360° to ensure the rim opens up and creates the seal.
    • Triangle” fold
      1. Hold cup with both hands just underneath the rim.
      2. Flatten the rim as if you’re squeezing the cup.
      3. Take one corner of the cup and fold it down towards the base.
      4. Insert the cup from the tip.
      5. Twist the base of the cup 360° to ensure the rim opens up and creates the seal.
    •  Origami” fold
      1. Hold cup at its base with 1 hand.
      2. Place your index finger on the cup's rim.
      3. Punch down the rim halfway towards the base.
      4. Take one corner of the cup and fold it down towards the base.
      5. Insert the cup from the tip.
      6. Nudge the base of the cup to ensure the rim opens up and creates the seal.
    •  Half Diamond” fold
      1. Hold cup with both hands just underneath the rim.
      2. Fold widthwise into half.
      3. Take the left and right corners and push them towards the middle until they touch.
      4. Fold lengthwise into half.
      5. Insert the cup from the tip.
      6. Nudge the base of the cup to ensure the rim opens up and creates the seal.
    *Colors are for illustrative purposes only. Illustrations done by Yi Zhen Leong, follow her on Instagram @shirotenzhen. 
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