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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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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