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Anda Panda
25 April 2013 @ 12:48 am
Has anyone else here tried the Sckoon and loathed it? I've tried to love it. I was so excited a cup made in america! I ordered it, and then it took forever with shipping. They didn't give me any sort of discount about the shipping and I was suprised they didn't send me any defect cups or anything.

Its just too soft. I'm a c-fold kinda girl and I love my lunette. I guess lunette is my goldicup and I should be happy.

I did like the pouch for the sckoon!
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m03m on April 25th, 2013 08:57 am (UTC)
So the problem is that is doesn't unfold properly with the C-fold? How is this a problem? I'm sorry, I just don't see it.
juliiie87juliiie87 on April 25th, 2013 09:14 am (UTC)
I haven't tried the Sckoon but I know others here have (just scroll down you'll see some posts), with mixed results. All soft cups are different from firm cups such as the large Lunette in that they don't "just" "pop open". You need to coax them open, OR find a more intricate fold (there's at least 9 you could try) that gives the cup more "spring". Soft cups work very well for me and other users this way. But every new cup comes with a learning curve of sorts, especially coming from firm cups. If you don't like it you could always re-sell it on mc_sales. in the meantime, here's some tips : http://menstrual-cups.livejournal.com/2618390.html

Edited at 2013-04-25 09:16 am (UTC)
Jennnakedfaery on April 25th, 2013 09:44 am (UTC)
I have a Skoon and love it but yes, it is very soft. I have specific issues that make a very soft cup ideal for me. All of my former cups have popped open easily as soon as they were inserted. But Skoon really does need to be coaxed open. I use the labial fold because the c fold is too big for me and the push down fold just wouldn't pop open no matter how hard I tried. I've also been able to use the 7 fold.

I've never had to rotate a cup before but I have to with the Skoon. I think if things are very tight down there, this could potentially be an issue. I've tested by sliding a finger alongside the cup and it's not completely circular because I have quite strong muscles that seem to squash it a bit oval. But provided I get it to pop open it works wonderfully and is very comfortable for me.
teacupcake89 on April 25th, 2013 03:48 pm (UTC)
Most brands don't offer discounts unless a distributor has a sale on(like Femininewear who do currently have an offer/discount until the end of the month) AFAIK Meluna are the only brand to have ever sent defect cups, only if you ask nicely and I think they have stopped doing this, so really I can't see why not getting either of these things would annoy/surprise you when they're not very common!
matzwd on April 26th, 2013 02:26 pm (UTC)
I am one who posted recently a about difficulties with the Sckoon cup. I was really frustrated at the time and was trying to figure it out in a dry run. I am also new to cups in general. Now I am very happy with my Sckoon.

I first tried a large Lunette, which put a tremendous amount if pressure on my bladder, completely obstructing flow during the last two days of my period, so I knew then I needed a soft cup and probably a smaller one, which surprised me since I have had four children and am 42 years old. I decided to try Sckoon and Ladycup and bought both of them in large and small.

Here's what I learned about getting them inserted/opened well: First of all, I have a very high cervix. I am barely able to feel the dimple at certain times of the month, and, interestingly, it is higher for me during my period than at any other time of month. I can barely reach the lower rim of the cervix at that time, and I have long fingers and have to really reach to do that. With the Sckoon being so soft, I use a c- fold and allow the cup to open right below the pelvic bone. I then maneuver it past the bone and way, way back, as far as I can get my fingers to reach, by wriggling until I can no longer touch it with two fingers and then pushing the bottom of the cup with one finger as far as it will go. Sometimes the bottom smashes in, but it does pop back out when I quit pushing on it. When I go to remove it, it has settled even a bit higher. In short, open early and push all the way in. It takes a couple of minutes, but it works like a charm. I do have to bear down to be able to remove them, especially the small ones, but none of them lost their position or leaked.

Edited at 2013-04-26 02:33 pm (UTC)
tjstjstjstjstjstjs on May 9th, 2013 10:07 pm (UTC)
Hi matzwd,
i'm super keen to hear about how the rims of the small sckoon and the small lady cup compare?
tjstjstjstjstjstjs on May 9th, 2013 11:17 pm (UTC)
also, let me know if you decide to sell the small ladyCup