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How To Fold A Menstrual Cup: The ‘C’ or ‘U’ Menstrual Cup Fold


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!

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