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02 March 2008 @ 03:25 pm
Hello, ladies! I've looked through the 'folding' tag and haven't found anything really similar to my fold (I'll call it the Diamond), so I thought I would post some pics for you :)

Sorry ahead of time for the awkwardness of the pics. I normally do this by holding it in my left hand and using my right hand to fold... so it's hard to do with one hand. The blurry pics are the result of me attempting to click the button with my left hand so I could fold it more naturally :P

My Divacup, size 1.

Step 1: Smush it flat, like the beginning of a C-fold.

Step 2: Pull one side of the rim down toward the stem.

Step 3: Squeeze the corners in, so that the rim is basically closed against itself.

A side view:

Step 4: Pull one side of the rim over the other, to create a sharper point at the top, and hold it in place with your thumb.

The point is very small, and the whole thing is quite flat. It's a little bit wide, but I insert it so the corners are pointing toward the front and back of my body.

The Diamond shape:

A top view of the finished Diamond:

I love this fold. It's pretty quick to accomplish, and very slim and easy to insert. I haven't really had any issues with a delayed pop... if it takes a minute to open, you should be able to just wiggle it a little and it'll be fine. :)

Also, I only have a Divacup, so I don't know how the Diamond will work with any other brand of cup. But if any of you try it out, I'd love to hear how it works!
ever so slightly obsessedscien on March 2nd, 2008 09:07 pm (UTC)
Gosh, a properly new fold.

I just tried it with a Mooncup, and it looks neat :)
pixieladykuwdora on March 2nd, 2008 09:19 pm (UTC)

Macs and menstrual cups are seriously the best things ever.
the congreve cube: misc - surprise packageleastlikely on March 2nd, 2008 09:20 pm (UTC)
Heee! Yesssssss.
riot in the soul: Hairspray:  Corney Collinsjoyasaurus_rex on March 3rd, 2008 12:04 am (UTC)
I totes agree :)
paranoid_blonde on March 3rd, 2008 04:00 pm (UTC)
I agree with this statement fully!
godsinstrumentgodsinstrument on March 2nd, 2008 09:43 pm (UTC)
Oooh, neat! Thanks for sharing!
just2have1dream on March 2nd, 2008 10:05 pm (UTC)
If you squeeze the sides in after you fold it, it isn't as wide. Too bad there's a fold already named origami, because the first fold you do really reminds me of making origami ballons with my daughters. Anyway this fold is truly great, one of the most uniformly small folds that I've seen!
the congreve cube: qc - otp!!!!leastlikely on March 6th, 2008 02:37 pm (UTC)
the origami balloons are actually my inspiration for this fold! :D
I like Bugs.jlygrnmigt on March 2nd, 2008 10:25 pm (UTC)
The second to last pic reminds me of a kimono for some reason...
Lunaluna683 on March 2nd, 2008 11:00 pm (UTC)
that almost looks like the oragami fold! Good pics, thanks!
ar-row/vidarovd on March 3rd, 2008 05:08 am (UTC)
are the pictures for step 2 and setp 3 the same?
the congreve cube: hanson - nikki is a sexy pirateleastlikely on March 3rd, 2008 07:27 am (UTC)
OMG, thank you for catching that! I've fixed it. :D
ar-row/vidarovd on March 3rd, 2008 04:08 pm (UTC)
no prob, thanks for putting up this awesome fold!
주리: pintsizekameil on March 3rd, 2008 05:54 am (UTC)
Off topic, but ICON LOVE!
Katherineburiramtourakom on March 3rd, 2008 06:59 am (UTC)
I'll join that off-topic bandwagon. These be exciting times in QC.
the congreve cube: qc - winston is a cat macro!leastlikely on March 4th, 2008 02:20 pm (UTC)
:D :D :D
RelentlessPursuerpursuer on March 31st, 2008 06:31 pm (UTC)
Who could have thought anything to do with periods could be a work of art? LOL
That's awesome, and when I get my MoonCup (should be any day now), I will want to try this. Thanks for sharing. :)
crosleybabe4evacrosleybabe4eva on February 23rd, 2009 10:53 pm (UTC)
I really like this one. I'll try when my period comes.