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So I bought a Sckoon, hoping that it would give me some capacity over my mini meluna small without being too big. My original cup, the moon cup uk (small) does fit inside me (just) but is rather uncomfortable.

So here are some comparison pictures. I knew I would need to cut the stem off and maybe remove the grip rings off my sckoon but I was hesitant to do so since I want to lend it to my friend to try out and she would need the stem. Conveniently, it is the exact same shape inside out as right side out (also pictured). The air holes became inverted in angle and looked a little funny but they worked okay. It was much smoother this way too (and a little more slippery).

sckoon mcuk and meluna
sckoon and meluna
inside out
softness comparison


Interesting manufacturing features to note about the Sckoon (since I am a mechanical engineer in training, this stuff fascinates me): The injection point on the mold is on the inside at the bottom and is reasonably well finished. It seems to be a four part mold with two pieces for the bottom where all the grip craziness happens, coming apart either side (though I don't think they disassemble this part of the mold to remove the cup, it was just put together this way). Then there is a middle section up to the mold line halfway up the rim which would include all the hole stuff since they mold that into the cup (not sure how exactly but I would be interested to find out). Then there is the top piece which molds the top of the rim and the whole inside of the cup and contains the injection point. The middle and top pieces are the ones that come apart after molding to release the cup.

The Sckoon wasn't as soft as my mini meluna soft and was actually more comparable to the moon cup uk in hand but it was much much more comfortable around the rim once inside.

I found the holes kind of hard to clean. Their size is fine and you can still do that thing with your hand over the cup and giving it a squeeze to push water through the holes but because there is a lot of surface area inside the holes they just trapped blood that much better. But don't let it put you off the sckoon, just be aware.

So here's the bad news. While being intermediate in size between the moon cup and the meluna, something about the bell shape at the bottom meant that it really didn't work out. It wasn't painful exactly but had a sensation of threatening burst past my pelvic floor and I couldn't wait to get it out at the end of the day. It was right at the entrance of my vagina and I could pretty much touch it without touching anything else and there wasn't any room for it to go up further. It made sitting (especially on my bike) feel oddly uncomfortable. I didn't notice this on the first day of my period because I was distracted by cramps (and I think my cervix was higher anyway) but it's just not for me. So in summary, not too long exactly but too long, wrong shape. I'm thinking of trying the small meluna next. I don't think I needed the sckoon level of capacity anyway. But man do I wish I had more room (or that there were a greater variety of short cups available)!
 
Jennifer Monoteasy2begreen on June 19th, 2013 02:57 am (UTC)
Great review, thanks! I was initially tempted by a Sckoon, but I've realized that I prefer V-shaped cups to U-shaped ones; they just seem to fit me more comfortably.

Have you considered a wider short cup? A number of short cervix owners prefer wider cups that fit around their cervix and therefore sit a little higher than the narrow ones -- better capacity, too. The large Fleur cup is the most frequent recommendation, but if you like the Meluna mini S, the Meluna mini M might be worth a shot. I didn't care for the Meluna S (volume optimized, soft). It was hard to pop open and seemed to shift / leak more easily than other cups.
Serpent: neutralserpent_849 on June 19th, 2013 05:14 am (UTC)
agreed! my goldilocks combination is meluna mini s and m. the m doesn't have a huge capacity but it's significantly better than the small.
mech_chick on June 19th, 2013 07:01 am (UTC)
I actually got a mini medium at the same time as the small but I found it really stiff (even though it was a soft) so the rim was sore just like with the mooncup uk. But I barely gave it a chance though and I'd like to try it again. It's sitting at the bottom of my friend's wardrobe somewhere so once she gets around to finding it then I'll be able to.

The fleurcup seems a little heavy round the bottom so I'm not too sure about it. But I was wondering about a ladycup since they seem to be wider at the top and still a relatively short cup. And nice and smooth.
Serpent: neutralserpent_849 on June 19th, 2013 08:40 am (UTC)
do you mean the small ladycup? i've heard the rim is quite stiff:(
mech_chick on June 19th, 2013 11:02 am (UTC)
Aw man! Maybe I should perform surgery on my mooncup uk to remove the some of the rim. Running low on options
Jennifer Monoteasy2begreen on June 19th, 2013 01:53 pm (UTC)
I think the Melunas do soften a bit with use, so the medium mini is worth another shot. I adore my small LadyCup, but am not convinced it's the right cup for you -- not very high capacity due to the lower set of holes, quite firm in the rim (my cups sit much higher than yours; maybe that's why it doesn't bother me?), slippery to get out (even more so, I imagine, if you remove the stem).
mech_chick on June 19th, 2013 10:22 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the caution. I'll go remind my friend to locate my mini medium.
cupsforeveryonecupsforeveryone on June 19th, 2013 04:30 pm (UTC)
I just got a small SckoonCup two weeks ago and the same thing is happening to me ... the bottom is too round and sticks out. After the SckoonCup I decided to but a small Si-Bell and I am SOOO happy I did. The small Si-Bell is my goldilocks cup. I also wore a small Lunette before this and I found the bottom was too V- shaped (it pocked at times). I really like the Si-Bell because it is a great middle between a round and v-shaped bottom. There are no grips on the bottom of this cup, but it has a peach skin finish so I can still take it out easily. I even removed the stem on the Si-Bell and still I can reach it to for removal easily. So all in all, I recommend a small Si-Bell (its got a capacity of a small Fleurcup).
mech_chick on June 19th, 2013 10:20 pm (UTC)
Thanks for sharing! I'll give it some thought