Having difficulty getting your menstrual cup to open? Maybe the insertion process is too difficult? No problem! Let's talk about one of the easiest menstrual cup folds – the number '7' shape menstrual cup fold!
The '7' fold is one of the easiest folds available. Let's investigate the pro's and con's of this fold.
The pros of using the '7' 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 – simply fold the cup over to form the number 7 shape.
Not complicated – unlike other folds that require you to manipulate the cup into a tricky shape, the '7' fold is very straightforward.
Narrow entry point once folded into a number 7 shape.
Good starting point to manipulate the cup into other shapes, including the double 7 fold and origami fold.
Wider midpoint – some women may find the middle of the cup larger and not as compact as the entry point.
Possible sealing issues – some women report this fold may not fully open up and could cause leaking issues.
Ready to learn how to do the '7' 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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