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HI! So, got my sckooncup the other day and now I'm putting it to use for the first time today. Had no problems with the fold or insertion, but with the inward curve of the Sckoon, I can't tell at all if I've inflated it properly or if its sealed! It feels like it could possibly be a little 'smooshed' but, again, I was thinking the shape of the cup was to blame. And since the cup is so soft, I'm not even sure it "popped" when I turned it.

Any sure-fire ways to tell I've got this baby IN right? Was so stoked about my cup when it arrived in the mail, but went to double-check some tips before I started this little adventure for real and stumbled upon a horror story where the girl didn't get a 'seal' in and it crept all the way up and got stuck beyond her reach. I would SO SO SO love to avoid a trip to the ER or lady Dr myself, and I'm a little afraid to go for a run like I normally do or be very active at all until I'm certain I've done this right!

Thanks for any help you lovely ladies you can send my way! <3

P.S. My cervix is quite a bit low right now and may have a little something to do with my issues, but again, I'm new at this and have NO clue!
 
90subaru on April 5th, 2014 08:18 pm (UTC)
What fold are you using? I really like a punch down fold. It even works with a very soft cup that I have. I have found that I don't have to turn the cup to insure a seal and just because a cup CAN turn does not really indicate a poor seal. After inserting a cup using a punch down fold I use my middle finger to push at the bottom of the crease that was created. If pops open without fail. I give the stem a little tug, if it isn't sealing it will slide right out.. If it is sealed there will be resistance.

As for loosing a cup it is really impossible. Once in a blue moon one may slide out of reach but you can always spoon it out. Or some people have talked about using a crochet needle to hook the rim. As for me, I was scared about it in the beginning and already had a removal plan in place.. Involving a long pair of forceps we keep in a tackle box. There were a couple times where removal had taken a bit longer but I have it down pat now... Without any extra "tools"
izzi24 on April 5th, 2014 09:34 pm (UTC)
Ok great! Yea, I'll definitely try the punch down fold next (I just did the standard C fold, I think).

And good to know you can just give it a lil tug to see if it seals, thanks!!
bklynmom on April 7th, 2014 01:40 am (UTC)
I have a sckoon too and have had the same issue with the smooshed bottom. If the top is open and around or under your cervix it works fine even if the bottom isn't fully inflated for me. I don't find turning the cup helpful. I use my finger to feel at the rim of the cup to make sure it's not beside my cervix -that is when it leaks. Pushing against the bak of your vagina to allow air in works too.

Btw, I like the punch down with other cups, but find the c fold and letting it open just past my pubic bone work better with the sckoon. The body of its so soft that it can be hard to inflate if it's already inside me.

Good luck, just keep working with it to find the best way for your body.
90subaru on April 9th, 2014 01:22 am (UTC)
Where you able to get things figured out any better?