Menstrual Cup Folds: 5 Folding Options To Choose From


Menstrual cups are designed to fit inside the vagina to collect menstrual blood. They’re flexible and comfortable, and are a game changer for forgetting you’re on your period!

There are various folds you can do to insert a menstrual cup. Here are some of the most popular menstrual cup folds along with instructions on how to do them:

menstrual cup folds

The C Fold

cfold menstrual cup fold

The C Fold Is One of the Most Popular Folds for Menstrual Cups

To do this fold, follow these steps:

  1. Fold the cup in half so that the rim makes a “C” shape.
  2. Hold the cup firmly in this shape with one hand.
  3. With your other hand, use your thumb and index finger to pinch the base of the cup together.

The Punch Down Fold

punch down menstrual cup fold

The Push Down Fold Is Great for Those Who Want to Create a Smaller Insertion Point

Here’s how to do it:

  1. Hold the cup so that the rim is facing up.
  2. Use one finger to push down on the center of the rim.
  3. While holding the rim in this position, use your other hand to fold the sides of the cup down.

The 7 Fold

7fold menstrual cup fold

The 7-Fold Is Similar to the C-Fold but Creates a Narrower Insertion Point

Here’s how to do it:

  1. Fold one side of the cup down to create a small triangle.
  2. Then, fold the other side over the triangle to create a “7” shape.

The Half Diamond

diamond menstrual cup fold

The Half Diamond Fold Can Make the Cup Easier to Insert and Reduce Discomfort

  • Here’s how to do it:
  •  Fold the cup in half to create a “U” shape.
  • Then, fold one side of the “U” up to create a half-diamond shape.

The Oragami Fold

oragami menstrual cup fold

The Oragami Fold Can Make the Insertion Point Smaller While Also Creating a Secure Fit

Here’s how to do it:

  1. Fold one side of the cup down to create a triangle.
  2. Fold the other side down to create another triangle.
  3. Then, fold the two triangles together in the middle to create an origami shape.


It’s important to note that every individual’s anatomy is different, so finding the right fold can take some experimentation!

Remember to give it a little twist and then you feel the cup open up (which is perfect) and this creates the seal, which helps prevent leaks. The menstrual cup should sit low, but you can push it up at the base a little bit higher if you like. Do what’s comfortable for you.

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