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10 November 2008 @ 08:54 am
If this *is* new I want to call it the Triangle Fold.
  1. Flatten the cup.

  2. Fold one end of the flattened opening down to meet the base of the cup so the opening and left side of the cup are alongside each other.

  3. Hold the bit where they meet to insert it.

  4. When you insert it, you will hopefully find (as I do) that as soon as the base of the cup is a little way inside it pops open to exactly the right spot when you let go.

It's like an extreme 7-Fold which is how it came about - I settled on a 7-Fold but then just noticed one day that what I was using wasn't really a proper 7-Fold anymore!
My grip isn't all that strong, but I manage this with my Lunette as well despite it being much stiffer than my Mooncup UK.

Katrinakatrina_splat on November 10th, 2008 11:47 am (UTC)
Your lunette is stiffer than your mooncup UK? Weird, I find it's the other way around.

And yay, new fold! :D
bad_pixie_000 on November 10th, 2008 06:36 pm (UTC)
Yeah it's lots stiffer. I have a small Mooncup UK and a large Lunette, my Mooncup is very squashy and easy to hold in a fold, the Lunette is much stiffer and doesn't really make a punch-down fold very well (not that it matters since I don't use that fold :)).
mandarinarosa on November 12th, 2008 03:48 pm (UTC)
I found the Lunette shockingly stiff. It was hard to insert + I could feel it all the time, so I went back to my MCUK (which I love!)

Katrinakatrina_splat on November 13th, 2008 12:18 am (UTC)
Wow, it's funny how that works. I sat there last night squishing both of them and couldn't decide!
semi-titledpocochina on November 10th, 2008 01:29 pm (UTC)
Oooh, will try! Thanks for taking the time to share it with us!
crochetaduckcrochetaduck on November 10th, 2008 01:43 pm (UTC)
Oh yeah, I do this too. I find it goes in easier because the tip is smaller.
crochetaduckcrochetaduck on November 10th, 2008 01:43 pm (UTC)
(I have a small lunette, if it makes a difference)
Deniseseity1 on November 10th, 2008 07:08 pm (UTC)
That looks like what I do and have considered a 7 fold, but it is more extreme than the 7 fold in pictures. That's just what I found easiest way to hold and insert.
iko425 on November 10th, 2008 07:43 pm (UTC)
I just started looking into using a cup and am wondering how it is when changing from pads. I've used tampons once but never have and am wondering if using a cup would be the same or easier. I'm a little worried that I'll buy one and then not be able to use it. Any thoughts?
crochetaduckcrochetaduck on November 10th, 2008 08:49 pm (UTC)
Re: new
You'll get more answers to your question if you ask it as its own post instead of as a reply to this one. Go up to the top of the screen, and right under where it says "You are a member of and are watching menstrual_cups" it says "Post to this community." Click on that.

To answer your question, I never liked using tampons, so I pretty much switched from pads to a cup. Using a cup takes practice, but if you look at the tags on the right, you can learn a lot about using it. I think most people say it takes a few cycles to really get the hang of it. But in my opinion it's worth it because it feels a lot cleaner than pads while you're wearing it.
slaughtered.arachnerd on November 11th, 2008 03:49 am (UTC)
i may have to try that next time mine won't open up right away. thx.