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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.

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.