Which fold is best for inserting menstrual cup?

Recommended folds Beginners may find the “Punchdown fold” or the “C fold” the easiest to try, particularly the “Punchdown” which has a smaller insertion point. The “Labia fold” also has a small insertion point but is less straightforward than the “Punchdown” and may take more time to master.

How do you get the folds out of a menstrual cup?

As you do, you may feel some folds or indentations. If you feel folds, grab the base of the cup and gently twist the cup in a circular motion. Turn the cup one full rotation. This will help it pop open and form a seal.

How do I know if my menstrual cup is inserted correctly?

If the menstrual cup has been inserted correctly, you might hear a “pop” or a suction sound which means that the cup has unfolded and created the necessary suction seal. If you’re in doubt, reach in and feel around the base of the cup – it should feel round or oval and not have any noticeable folds.

What are the side effects of menstrual cup?

What are the disadvantages of using menstrual cups?

  • can be messy.
  • may be hard to insert or remove.
  • may be tough to find the right fit.
  • may cause an allergic reaction.
  • may cause vaginal irritation.

Why does my menstrual cup leak when I lay down?

We do know of some, who while sleeping, may experience leaking due to their muscles relaxing so much that it loosens the seal of the cup. For this reason, ensuring the cup is angled correctly and inserted properly is important. For more tips on how to insert the DivaCup, check out our Insertion page.

Which is the best fold for menstrual cups?

The 4 most popular menstrual cup folds 1 C Fold (also know as the U Fold) 2 Punchdown Fold (also known as the Shell Fold) 3 7 Fold (also known as the Triangle Fold)

Why is my menstrual cup still folded after insertion?

It is possible that things like the length of your cervix or your pelvic floor muscle strength may leave the menstrual cup still folded inside the vagina after insertion. However, the type of menstrual cup fold used can play a role in this. There are different menstrual cup folding methods and together we are going to be looking at 7 of them.

How is the best way to store a menstrual cup?

How to Store Your Cup. Most menstrual cups arrive with some sort of storage case, such as a pouch or a container with holes. A simple cotton drawstring bag is the most common. After you have become confident in your cleaning process, you can store your cup in whichever storage case was included with your purchase.

Can a menstrual cup roll as thin as a tampon?

This one is just for Lily Cup users, as it’s the only menstrual cup that can roll as thin as a tampon. This fold can work really well for a long time tampon users, as the insertion process is very similar. 1. Flatten the cup by pressing on the shorter front rim