Regardless of how you fold your EllaCup, it is vital that the top of your cup is completely opened once it has been properly inserted. Gently squeeze the base of the cup (not the stem) and twist it slightly to ensure it forms a seal. Please be sure that a seal is formed in order to avoid any leaks.
Tips on how to form a seal:
Be completely relaxed and comfortable.
Rotate the cup by the base about a half-turn.
Wiggle the cup in all directions.
Run your finger around the walls of the cup.
Lightly tug down on the cup, if you feel it doesn’t move, then it is sealed.
Be sure to practice on days you are not experiencing your period in order to learn your personal method of success.