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11 April 2013 @ 07:32 pm
Does anybody have any info on this cup? It looks like it would be right for me but no one seems to know much about it. Anyone know how stiff it is compared to an old fleurcup?
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trejoytrejoy on April 12th, 2013 03:32 am (UTC)
My Sckoon Cup (large Harmony) arrived this past week (it's been on a test ride, but hasn't seen flow yet). It is not as soft at my 2 yr old large soft Meluna, but it is definitely softer than the large Lunette. The squish factor is about the same as large LadyCup in the body, but the Sckoon rim is not nearly as firm.

Edited at 2013-04-12 03:33 am (UTC)
drawing_dwarfdrawing_dwarf on April 12th, 2013 03:57 am (UTC)
tobilei on April 12th, 2013 05:41 am (UTC)
I'm interested too. I've been waiting for more people to buy one and hopefully leave their thoughts on them here. The only thing that really worries me is that I read somewhere it's a bit hard to pop open. I own a L soft MeLuna and I find it a nightmare to get open so I don't really want another cup I can't get to pop.
Jennifer Monoteasy2begreen on April 15th, 2013 12:34 am (UTC)
I had a terrible time getting my small soft Meluna to open, but have had no trouble at all with the Cuplee, even on dry runs when I find it most difficult to get cups to open. I think silicone is springier than TPE to start. I use the origami fold, as the labia fold is a bit fiddly, and make sure that a hole is in the dead center of whatever fold I'm using (seems to help air get into it). I think cups with four holes are also easier to open than ones with two, since they offer more opportunities to get air into the cup so it can open.
tobilei on April 15th, 2013 05:08 am (UTC)
Thank you. I'll definitely keep the CupLee in mind and I'll try the origami fold with my MeLuna (I'm not very good at some of the more complicated folds though) with the hole in centre as well :)
pursuitofhealth on April 12th, 2013 06:06 am (UTC)
The sckoon cup is softer than I expected. It is not that different from my fleurcup, I expected it to be firmer especially at the rim. @tobilei, I do not suggest a sckoon cup for you. IMO the soft meluna would be easier to pop open.

BTW I am looking to buy an old small fleurcup (because I want one firmer than the fleurcups they sell now). If you sell or trade yours sometime.
tobilei on April 12th, 2013 08:57 am (UTC)
Thanks for that :) I quite like my Diva but it presses on my bladder. Have been considering a MiaCup but the sckoon cup is sooo pretty!! I don't want something softer than my MeLuna soft though.
juliiie87juliiie87 on April 12th, 2013 07:17 pm (UTC)
Cuplee would be similar to Miacup and very squishy soft. I <3 mine and it's never given me a hard time, provided I use the right folding technique, which I'd be happy to disclose to you. For meluna soft, I advise the labia fold. Si-bell is another squishy soft option, similar in shape to Fleurcup.
tobilei on April 13th, 2013 06:09 am (UTC)
Sure, that would be great. I tried the labia fold, but still not a lot of luck. I have managed to get it to pop open by the end of my 2nd day (things seem less, ummm...swollen or something by then) but it still leaks on me :( I think maybe it's just not the right fit for me. I think I'd like a pointy sort of cup next time too just because I find that shape more comfortable. I'll look into the cuplee, I'm a little scared of super soft cups though...
juliiie87juliiie87 on April 13th, 2013 09:45 am (UTC)
Hum have you tried facing the folded part different ways (for me that's down towards the floor) or a different position to make your bits more relaxed (lying on your back, sitting on the toilet) ? I think the Meluna soft is definitely the trickiest of all the cups I've tried. And even the large Meluna classic was more difficult to use than my Cuplee. I don't think it's a softness issue as much as a shape/TPE issue.
tobilei on April 14th, 2013 04:08 am (UTC)
I've tried the folded part down for the punch down method. I'm not exactly adept at the labia fold, I'll give it another try next cycle with the fold down, thanks :) Like I said though, even when I manage to get it to open, if it's my first 2 days I get leaks even when it's definitely open :( I'll keep at it though, I would like it to work! I guess it could be a TPE issue and I'll definitely keep the CupLee in mind as well as the MiaCup, thank you :)
juliiie87juliiie87 on April 14th, 2013 09:05 pm (UTC)
I saw your comment but don't really know what to advise for the leaks, other than try to troubleshoot : if the cup is catching blood for a while then what you're experiencing is likely overflow, if its's leaking like it wasn't there then it's a placement issue and if it's only a tiny amount then it's normal, residual slobber.

Edited at 2013-04-14 09:06 pm (UTC)
tobilei on April 14th, 2013 09:57 pm (UTC)
That's okay, I'm not sure either. It's not residual slobber, there's too much for that. The cup isn't full when it happens. I'm guessing placement issue because it's more like a leak around the outside. Just frustrating because it happens a lot and I never have an issue with my Diva. Thanks for trying to help :)
pursuitofhealth on April 14th, 2013 07:40 pm (UTC)
But, I wonder if the small Sckoon are softer than the large. Other reviewers seem to think it's firmer than I do. I have the small and want to get a large.
juliiie87juliiie87 on April 12th, 2013 07:49 pm (UTC)
There's been quite a few reviews now actually :

http://menstrualcups.wordpress.com/2013/04/03/review-sckoon-cup/
http://menstrual-cups.livejournal.com/3029975.html#comments

and the two already mentionned.


Edited at 2013-04-12 07:49 pm (UTC)