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How To Fold A Menstrual Cup: The “3” or “E” Menstrual Cup Fold

Having difficulty getting your menstrual cup to open? Maybe the insertion process is too difficult? No problem! Today we have a new fold for you: The "3" or "E" menstrual cup fold!

The "3" or "E" fold is not as common of a fold as the "Punch Down" or "7" fold as it can be a bit tricky. Let’s investigate the pro’s and con’s of this fold.


The pros of using the "3" or "E" fold include:

  • Pops open easily – Due to the unique shape of the fold, this fold definitely pops open easily. Once inserted, simply remove your fingers and the fold instantly pops open.
  • Comfortable when folded correctly – Once this fold is properly in place, many women report it sits comfortably inside the body and does not require much adjusting.
  • Fun to do – You may have fun just folding and manipulating the shape of your cup into the "3" or "E" shape.


  • Wider midpoint – Some women may find the middle of the cup larger and not as comfortable as the entry point.
  • Can be tricky to fold – This fold requires quite a bit of maneuvering to get it in just the right shape. If attempting for the first time, go slowly and make sure you have a good hold on the rim of the cup.
  • Not easy to hold in place – As mentioned above, this fold pops open VERY easily – this also makes holding the shape a bit tricky.
  • Not for beginners – The "3" or "E" fold is definitely not recommended for beginners as it is a trickier fold to hold and can be difficult to insert (especially on the first try).

Ready to learn how to do the "3" or "E" 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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