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Nokturnel
10 October 2013 @ 08:31 am


Hi all! I just recently bought a Sckoon cup, since I've never had kids I bought the smaller size. After I got it and boiled it for 10 minutes I did some testing with it to make sure I could get it in and out properly and I also let it sit in for about an hour to test out how it feels. Basically I did a bit of a dry run but not over an extended period of time. Everything feels great but I've noticed that the muscles near the entrance of my vagina squeeze down on the cup and crush the very bottom (similar to how you'd pinch the bottom of the cup to remove it.) However, the top of the cup seems to open up well and it sits very comfortably. I tried sitting the cup up a little higher but that doesn't really fix the pinching on the bottom of the cup and when it sits higher it's not as comfortable.

Does anyone else have this problem? The reason I bought this cup is because it's softer than a Diva Cup which I used in high school briefly and did not like at all.

I also thought my cervix was considered low after feeling it but when I googled the average I think I fall at the lower end of what's considered average so I'm guessing that's why I don't like the cup to sit high at all. Basically the stem of my cup pokes out of my vagina but sits just between my outer labia. I have NO idea if that's where it should be or if it should be much higher but that's where I've found it to open up the best and sit comfortably.

Anyway what I think I'm really wanting to know is if my cup will function properly even if the base is slightly pinched. The suction still seems to be there and the top pops open well/easily. I'm also aware that I'll just have to use it during my period and see what happens, I'll use backup of course, but I'm just curious to hear others experiences if they have similar issues with their cup.
 
trejoytrejoy on October 10th, 2013 01:43 pm (UTC)
My initial use of the sckoon I had similar "pinched" base happen. Eventually, the cup found its own position and 'inflated' during my flow. Now I just make certain I have a hole positioned in the fold so that it can fully open after inserting but before I release the cup entirely.

The Sckoon worked for me and didn't leak even when it had that collapsed bottom going on. There's hope! =)
Nokturnelnokturnel on October 10th, 2013 05:13 pm (UTC)
Thanks for your reply! This makes me very hopeful that it will still work out. I assumed as long as the top opened up and everything felt secure it would be fine. I've seen where people have had theirs stay folded up and their cups still worked fine with no leaking.

A friend of mine is so sweet and making me reusable pads so I'll use these as constant backup during my periods just to be sure :)
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on October 10th, 2013 05:32 pm (UTC)
Since it was only a dry run, it will probably be slick enough when you're using it for real for it to slide up into place and not get or remain squished.

My advice is always to wait before trimming the stem. Give it at least a full cycle because your cervix will be higher/lower on the various days. Then if you still want to trim or remove the stem, go for it. You can always trim more later but you can never put any back.