Do you want to learn more about menstrual cup folding? Then you’re certainly in the right place. Keep on reading for more details about the origami fold, 7-fold, and more.
An Introduction to the Blossom Cup
The Blossom period cup is new to the menstrual cup scene, but it’s quickly become one of the more popular cups. People love the affordable price and the fact that it’s made in the USA from medical grade silicone.
Beyond that, there are 12 fun colours to choose from, and a 90-day, money-back guarantee. What’s not to love?
How to Use the Blossom Period Cup
The company gives a few simple steps for using your Blossom Cup: Folding, Inserting and Removing. But, before you get started, you should wash the cup with a mild soap and water, as well as your hands. Rinse well.
We’ll give more details about folding the Blossom Cup below.
How to Fold the Blossom Cup
You might notice that there are three different folds that the company recommends. Why are there three, and not one?
Different folds work better for different people. If you try the C-Fold for example, but find that the Blossom Period cup doesn’t open easily inside you, try the 7-Fold. And so on. Every body shape is different, so it really just depends on you.
You can see more details about each of these folds in the videos below:
Menstrual Cup—C Fold (aka U Fold)
Here’s how you do it:
- Fold the Blossom Cup in half
- Pinch the cup together
- Fold it over, forming a “C”
C Fold Pros and Cons
There are a number of pros and cons of using this menstrual cup fold.
- Ideal for beginners as it’s one of the easiest ones
- Easy to insert
- Usually opens quite easily once inside of you
- No complicated steps or techniques required
- Not as compact as other folds and may be difficult for people with smaller vaginal openings
- Some people find that it doesn’t open that easily and they have to wiggle it around a little bit.
Menstrual Cup—7 Fold
Here’s how you do the seven fold:
- Pinch the cup closed
- Bring one side down to the other, making a seven
There are a lot of ways to achieve this and you shouldn’t worry too much about doing it the exact right way.
7 Fold Pros and Cons
Here are some of the pros and cons of using the menstrual cup 7 fold technique:
- Ideal for beginners as it’s one of the easiest menstrual cup folds
- Easy to insert (small entry point)
- Can be a useful starting point for folding it into shapes like the Double 7 or origami fold (see below)
- Wide in the middle and some people may find it a little bit painful when inserting
- Some sealing and leaking issues at it may not pop open easily.
Menstrual Cup—Origami Fold
Here’s how you do the origami fold:
- Push one side of the rim down to about half way down the Blossom Cup
- Press the two sides of the cup together
Origami Fold Pros and Cons
There are a number of advantages and disadvantages to this fold.
- Very small point of insertion, similar to the punch-down fold
- Usually pops open easily.
- Fun to do!
- Not ideal for beginners because it can be tricky to get into the correct shape. Beginners may want to stick with the C-Fold
- Wide at the midpoint, which some people may find uncomfortable
- Have to have a good grasp on the center of the cup in order to keep it folded before insertion
Blossom Period Cup: Have Your Say
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