The ‘C’ or ‘U’ fold is one of the more popular folds. The fold tends to be easy to manipulate the cup into the shape as well as easy to insert. Because there’s nothing being pushed down or tucked away into the cup, the cup tends to pop open easily when inserted using the ‘C’ or ‘U’ fold. Let’s investigate the pro’s and con’s of this fold.
The pros of using the ‘C’ or ‘U’ fold include:
Good for beginners – if you’re just starting out, this fold is one of the easiest ones to do.
Folds over for easy insertion – many women love this fold for inserting.
Pops open easily – nothing is being pushed down or tucked into the cup, making it easier to pop open once inserted.
Easy to fold the cup into the shape – simply fold the cup in half.
Not complicated – unlike other folds that require you to manipulate the cup into a tricky shape, the ‘C’ or ‘U’ fold is very straightforward.
Not good for beginners – this fold isn’t as compact as other folds, and may be more difficult to insert for a first time user.
The mouth of the cup does not become as narrow as other folds – some women may not find this fold comfortable.
Possible sealing issues – some women report this fold may not fully open up, and could cause leaking issues. I have not personally experienced this with the ‘C/U’ fold but if you find the fold isn’t fully popping open, you may want to wiggle the cup around inside.
Ready to learn how to do the ‘C’ or ‘U’ fold? Take a look at the video below for a quick tutorial!
Which is your favorite fold? Do you know a fold we didn’t list above or mention in the video? Let us know! Join the discussion in the comments below, or find us on Facebook!
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If you're new to menstrual cups, you may be wondering where to start? Here at Sckoon, we want to help you be as informed as possible! That's why we've pulled together all the great resources we have throughout our website in to one space.
First things first, you may be wondering what SIZE to get? Menstrual cups can look intimidating - if you don't fold them, they appear a lot wider than a tampon. You may find yourself wondering "THAT goes WHERE????"
Here's the good news - menstrual cups should be made using soft, safe materials that can bend, fold, and move with your body. Practice one of our suggested fold techniques (listed below), and you'll see just how small your Sckooncup can get:
Perfect! Now that we've picked a menstrual cup fold (we recommend starting with one of the first three listed above), we now need to learn how to insert and remove our cup.
Inserting and removing takes time. It's recommended you give your new cup (and yourself) about 3 months for trial and error. It's also recommended you DO NOT try inserting your menstrual cup for the first time as a "dry run." We know you may be tempted, but inserting your cup may be easier on a heavier flow day. For more information on inserting and removing your cup, head to our How To Insert & Remove A Menstrual Cup blog post.
Last, but certainly not least, let's talk about a few of the questions you may have in our FAQ's below.
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