Fold, insert, done. It really is that easy. There’s even different ways you can fold it to suit different bodies, situations and styles.

Don’t worry, this isn’t some origami trick. The quick guide below will show you just how simple and fuss-free it can be.

How to fold a menstrual cup

There are different ways you can get your folding groove on but all result in getting your cup snug and secure in the lower vaginal area and beyond the public bone (the sweet spot) where it can do its thing without you feeling it at all.

Once in place, the cup unfolds and gently springs into position where a seal is formed and keeps it held securely. Ready to rock!

Not sure which technique is best for you? Give yourself a little time to practice and try them out. Just like with tampons, the first time can take a little concentration but you’ll be a pro before you know it.

C-fold or Heart Fold the basic fold that most cup users use. Once inserted give it a moment to spring into position (don’t worry, it always does!)

Punch Down Fold or Shell Fold the fold most popular with younger cup users. It makes the cup smaller to insert, you just might need to give it an extra nudge and check that it has opened properly.

7 Fold or Triangle Fold the simple fold that’s maybe easier to insert and a good option if the other methods don’t seem to suit you as much.