6 folds to try with your Kind menstrual cup

Kind menstrual cup folds

To comfortably insert your Kind menstrual cup, you’ll need to fold it. To help you get started, we’ve pulled together a list of 6 different folds for you to find the fold that’s most comfortable for you.

It’s important to remember that we are all unique and there are no fixed rules when it comes to inserting your menstrual cup. There’s a whole range of menstrual cup folds and what feels most comfortable can depend on your shape, sexual or gynaecological history or whether you’ve given birth.

Folds are harder to explain than they are to actually do, but hopefully, our photo guides will help give you some inspiration and a good idea of where to start:

The ‘U’ or ‘C’ Fold

  • Hold your Kind cup with both hands, just underneath its rim
  • Flatten your cup by pushing both sides together
  • Fold the cup in half to create a U-shape
  • Hold firmly in this position and insert
  • C menstrual cup fold

    The ‘Punchdown’ Fold

  • Hold the cup in one of your hands
  • Use the index finger on your other hand to tuck half the rim down inside of the cup
  • Pinch the sides of the cup together
  • Hold firmly in this position for insertion
  • Punchdown menstrual cup fold

    The ‘7’ Fold

  • Hold your cup with both of your hands
  • Flatten the cup by pushing the sides together
  • Fold the right corner down to the left-hand-side of the base
  • Hold firmly in position and insert
  • Double 7 menstrual cup fold

    The ‘Double 7’ Fold

  • Hold your cup with both of your hands
  • Flatten the cup by pushing the sides together
  • Fold the right corner down to the left-hand-side of the base
  • Then, fold the left corner backwards to the right-hand-side of the base
  • Hold firmly in position and insert
  • Double 7 menstrual cup fold
    Double 7 menstrual cup fold

    The ‘S’ Fold

  • Hold your cup with both of your hands
  • Flatten the cup by pushing the sides together
  • Then, make an ‘S’ shape by pushing one corner away from you and one corner towards you
  • S menstrual cup fold

    S menstrual cup

    The ‘Labia’ Fold

  • Hold your cup in one hand
  • Use the thumb and index finger on the opposite hand to pinch one end of the cup
  • Push this pinch towards the other side of the cup and squeeze the other side around it
  • Labia menstrual cup fold

    Give yourself the time to try different folds to find the one that suits you best. We’re all different and it’s important to go with what is most effective and comfortable for you. Got a fold that’s working for you but missing from our list? Let us know! We always love discovering new folds.

    Whether you’re new to our Kind cup or thinking about making the switch, we want to give you as much support and information as possible to make it work for you.
    If you’re looking to understand better how menstrual cups work, we’ve answered some of the bigger questions on an earlier blog, you can read that here.