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14 March 2013 @ 10:34 am
Hi all! I've never actually posted here before, though you all have been a HUGE asset during the past 9 or so months since I started with cups. I started with a Diva since it was readily available at a B&M store, then ordered a Lunette Selene when they were half off online. The Diva has always just been okay. Insertion is usually uneventful, except I struggle to get it to expand on my low cervix days due to the tiny holes. It's always comfortable, though. The Lunette ALWAYS opens with no problem, but on my more crampy, sensitive days, the firmer silicone is slightly uncomfortable and the stem can be pokey on low cervix days. All in all, I prefer my Lunette.

Problem is, it's gone missing. I've looked for it for the past 3 months and can't find it. I think my hubby may have accidentally tossed it. I decided to replace it, but went with the SckoonCup because I read here that it's softer, the stem is tapered and super flexible, I loved the darker blue "Meditation" color, and the price is comparable. I ordered it on the 8th, started my period the 9th, and received my cup on the 11th, so I was able to use it right away.

I really like the SckoonCup. It is noticeably softer than the Diva in the body and only slightly squishier at the rim. The diameter is pretty much the same. The body is shorter which is great for when my cervix moves down mid-cycle. I can't use my usual punch-down fold because the rim gets stuck inside, but the c-fold works just fine for getting it to pop open. I'm having an issue with the placement of the holes, though. They're nice and big, but they angle upward from the outside and open directly under the rim inside (pics below). My cervix is immediately past my pubic bone, which means that cups suction directly to my cervix as soon as they get past the bone and open. Since my cervix sits slightly inside my cups, and the SckoonCup holes are directly inside the rim, it completely covers the holes and air can't get into it AT ALL. The rim pops open perfectly, but the body of the cup stays collapsed in on itself. I find that I have to pull one side down just a teeny, tiny bit and ease it down on one side to let air in then try to ease it back up once it inflates. I usually end up pulling it too far and the whole cups slips out. After 2 days of fighting my SckoonCup, I'm pretty sore and very frustrated with it. I don't want to give up on it because it's insanely comfy when I DO get it in right, and it wasn't the cheapest cup ever. Any suggestions, fellow cuppers??? I really want this cup to work for me.



tmcaurinus on April 11th, 2013 09:19 pm (UTC)
Great info, y'all!
I received my very first reusable menstrual cup, the Sckoon, about a week ago, and as AF began her arrival yesterday, I used it today for the first time. Initially I tried the C-fold suggested on Sckoon's website, but got painful results when first, all that rim folded together made it too big to insert comfortably, and then it wouldn't stay folded unless my fingers were very near the rim, so it popped open way too soon, just barely inside, which hurt, and it also hurt upon removal. I did some googling, found this thread, read about trying other folds, looked up some videos, and then tried the punch-down fold, thinking the origami would be next if that didn't work. Punch-down worked on the second try, once I figured out how to carefully move my fingers lower on the cup during insertion while still holding it folded. Then some feeling around it with my fingers and wiggling it, messing with its position, and voila--I can't even feel it in there! Whee!

Before this, the closest thing I'd used was the disposable Instead, which was also a bit tricky and uncomfortable to insert, and difficult to tell if it was positioned properly over the cervix, and had such a large, firm ring that I could sometimes feel it in there, stretching me out. The only reason I can think of to use that type of cup instead of this type is if one wants to have intercourse with it in, but back when I tried that, it caused some leakage anyway, so why even have anything in there? Just remove cup, shower well, and sex away. Maybe with a towel beneath.