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Hi all,  I'm keen to hear from anyone who's used a sckoon cup about how it goes with popping open?
The sckooncup's dimensions (tiny, like Meluna mini) combined with capacity (23mls, quite good) seems like a total dream, if only I didn't have any worries about it not being able to pop open easily due to the softness.
I found the soft MeLuna a total nightmare to get open, while the ladycup is awesome because of it's softness plus thicker rim. How would you say the Sckoon cup compares to those cups, or what are your experiences?
(The ladycup would be my perfect cup if only it had a tiny bit more capacity, was not so slippery to remove, and wasn't sort of pointy at the base where the stem starts)
Thanks in advance :)

and yes, I have read these:


http://menstrual-cups.livejournal.com/3062330.html
http://menstrual-cups.livejournal.com/3029975.html
http://menstrual-cups.livejournal.com/3044932.html
http://menstrual-cups.livejournal.com/3024076.html
http://ecoladyuk.wordpress.com/2013/04/29/sckoon-cup-review-2013/
http://menstrualcups.wordpress.com/2013/04/03/review-sckoon-cup/
http://sckooncup.com/review/product/list/id/223/category/36/
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MRwbewe1W2I

EDIT:
OMG! I just found out the sckoon is not as small as they say it is after asking Teresa from FW to measure it for me!

"Hi ###. I haven’t taken the photo yet but I did measure the small Sckoon Cup and it is 45mm, not 40mm. So the information on here is wrong http://sckooncup.com/menstrual-cup-user-guide.html and therefore on the LJ size chart page, and my website. I’ll contact Sckoon and sort out getting that information amended. Teresa Francis, femininewear"

 
trejoytrejoy on May 7th, 2013 01:51 pm (UTC)
I really like the large Sckoon. It doesn't "stick" to itself the way my soft Meluna did. I do find I have to make sure one of the holes is positioned properly for it to open without coaxing. A couple of times early on I didn't try too hard to make sure the Sckoon was completely open and it ended up opening fully as it traveled further in (that is, it was fully open when I removed it!) Large Ladycup is my other favorite.

Oh, the other thing was my skepticism about hole placement, but I've had no leaks, except the time I didn't empty it soon enough on heavy day. The Ladycup and Sckoon are the only ones that haven't leaked (that didn't give me a literal headache from internal pressure!)

Edited at 2013-05-07 01:57 pm (UTC)
tjstjstjstjstjstjs on May 8th, 2013 11:02 pm (UTC)
THANKYOU!
Jennnakedfaery on May 8th, 2013 07:06 am (UTC)
I've always previously had cups that popped open as soon as they were fully in. I've even had stiff cups like Mooncup UK that kept popping open before I'd even fully inserted it.

Skooncup was better in that it stayed close for insertion. Once I pushed it up it opened fine, some folds I needed to twist the base a bit and then it'd pop open. The only fold I couldn't get to open was the punch down fold, until I slid a finger alongside the cup and then it did come open. But the c fold, 7 fold and labial fold all seemed to work fine.
tjstjstjstjstjstjs on May 8th, 2013 11:02 pm (UTC)
THANKYOU!
matzwd on May 9th, 2013 09:55 pm (UTC)
Here's one I think you missed. I was a little late to this thread with a rather detailed description of how I insert the Sckoon, which is a little bit tricky, but I'm happy to have worked it out.

http://menstrual-cups.livejournal.com/3068606.html#comments

I also have a large Ladycup and like it a lot, better than Sckooncup to tell you the truth, but the capacity is a little better with the Sckoon.
tjstjstjstjstjstjs on May 9th, 2013 10:35 pm (UTC)
Aha! Yes I did miss that thread! THANKYOU!
(Even though there's a sckoon tag, it still isn't on the list on the right, which make it hard to search for sckoon on here!)
Keen to hear your thoughts on how the ladycup and sckoon rims compare.
trejoytrejoy on May 10th, 2013 03:35 am (UTC)
My humble opinion on the Ladycup and Sckoon rims: the Lady rim is definitely firmer (easier popping open and trickier to remove comfortably) and the Sckoon rim is more similarly soft/squishy to the rest of the cup. No other cup that I've tried has as 'gentle' and unpronounced a rim. It is one of my favorite features.
trejoytrejoy on May 10th, 2013 03:30 am (UTC)
Commenting on your "edit" - there are true life comparison pictures in this blog article (scroll way down): http://soeasybeinggreen-blog.com/2013/04/lets-get-down-and-dirty-everything-you-ever-wanted-to-know-about-menstrual-cups/

The small looks a lot smaller than the large. My large Sckoon IS 45mm wide. Wonder if they had the wrong size in the package?!

Edit: Here's a more recent entry ~ http://menstrualcupinfo.wordpress.com/sckoon-cup/ she made a video, too.

Edited at 2013-05-10 03:47 am (UTC)
tjstjstjstjstjstjs on May 10th, 2013 04:08 am (UTC)
Hi there, thanks for your post! But I'm a bit confused by your post! I wonder if we may be misunderstanding each other??

Apparently the small sckoon is 40mms long (excluding stem) which means that it is tied equally with the small mini MeLuna for the title of smallest cup that ever existed, and hence has garnered a lot of attention from those that need the smallest cup, but would like more capacity than the small mini MeLuna.

However, Teresa from feminine wear just yesterday measured the cup for me and has found that it is in fact 45mms long (not 40mms), meaning that it is nowhere near the smallest cup, and that various websites with details are wrong. Including on this awesome chart: http://menstrual-cups.livejournal.com/1285963.html

I have seen the blog you mention, but I don't see how the pictures in this blog give any information about my concern. They don't compare the small meluna mini with the small sckoon, they only show the two sckoons together, but without something to measure by, that isn't really informative.

I also don't understand why you would think that they put the wrong sckoon in your package? It seems that your large width measurements match what the website says that the cup measures. Whereas Teresa's measurement of the length of the small does not match.
trejoytrejoy on May 10th, 2013 04:56 am (UTC)
Sorry for the confusion! I totally misunderstood Teresa's quote "but I did measure the small Sckoon Cup and it is 45mm, not 40mm" - the edit didn't specify length and I thought it was referring to width, so could only imagine that (if a 'small' was 45mm wide) a large had been incorrectly packaged as a small. Please forgive my very large mistake! =)

From the pictures, I would concur that, if the large Sckoon is 50mm long, the small Sckoon is indeed 45mm long.



Edited at 2013-05-10 05:01 am (UTC)
tjstjstjstjstjstjs on May 10th, 2013 05:06 am (UTC)
Aha! Now I understand! hahaha :)
Yes, sorry, you're right, I didn't say that she meant the length! I guess I assumed that other people with short vaginas would know what I meant since the (incorrect) length of the small sckoon has been pretty big news!
trejoytrejoy on May 10th, 2013 05:39 am (UTC)
How very odd! I knew the small would be too narrow for me since I first heard of the Sckoon, so hadn't paid attention to the small's listed length. I have a medium MeLuna Mini which truly is the same dimension in diameter as in length. Even in pictures, the small Sckoon looks longer than it is wide. Somebody really goofed there.

Maybe Sckoon should make a third cup that actually IS 40x40 to compete with Mini MeLuna for the short market?! =)
juliiie87juliiie87 on May 10th, 2013 03:08 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the clarification! I too was wondering how the heck something as tiny as a small Mini Meluna would hold about as much as a small Fleurcup... So it seems the Meluna is the one for super low cervices after all.

As a side note, I don't know if you could answer my question since you've gathered so much info, but from the reviews I've read I suspect Sckoon's claim that their cups are "softer" than any other is goof as well...?

Edited at 2013-05-10 03:10 pm (UTC)
shabbahdabbah on May 10th, 2013 06:44 pm (UTC)
I just got a large sckoon. Haven't used it yet but I can tell you cuplee is softer in the rim than sckooncup! In the body I would say they are equal. If I had to guess I would say maybe they meant the softest sold in the U.S. definatly not the softest ever!
juliiie87juliiie87 on May 10th, 2013 08:16 pm (UTC)
Thanks for this! The Cuplee is actually my favorite cup. It's still very soft then, just not in the rim! Let us know how comfortable it is! :)

PS : would be interesting to know how it compares to other soft cups such as Fleurcup & Ladycup... hmm.
shabbahdabbah on May 10th, 2013 10:53 pm (UTC)
Yes it is a very soft cup and the rim isn't really "firm" more like thick which gives it a little more resistance if that makes sense?
shabbahdabbah on May 10th, 2013 10:55 pm (UTC)
Also wanted to add: the stem is probably the softest/squishiest compared to most other cups
mech_chick on May 10th, 2013 10:46 pm (UTC)
I knew it!, i just emailed them the other day saying that it just didn't at all look like 40x40 from the photo. I even scaled up and measured the picture and sure enough. But the lady said it was for sure 40mm in length. Ages ago I noticed that on their website it said 40mm in one place and 45mm in the another place. I pointed it out to them and they changed it down to 40mm. I guess no one got a ruler since to double check.