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Does the SckoonCup Really Work Like Everyone Claims?

Does the SckoonCup Really Work Like Everyone Claims?

Does the SckoonCup really work like everyone claims it does? I sought and found the answer after my years-long pièce de résistance boycott (I'm famous for these, lol).

Most of the women in my family (of which there are many) have switched to menstrual cups long ago. Not me though. I've been adverse to this change for quite some time. Why you ask? There are several reasons.

  1. I'm exceedingly comfortable with my good ole standby, the tampon.
  2. I tried one of the first brands of menstrual cups ever produced and viscerally hated it.
  3. I had a near panic attack at one point with an inferior menstrual cup when I could NOT get it out. OHEMGEE.

But it's been many years since then, so I decided to give it another go at the urging of my more enlightened sisters.

I'm so glad I did.

I spent some time trying to find one that had all the features I wanted, and I found…

The SckoonCup — Here's What I Like About It

  • The tapered form and smooth finish seem perfect given the shape of our lady parts and the goal we're trying to accomplish here, and the specialized suction holes make it function to the fullest extent possible. And you KNOW how important that is!
  • The little designs at the bottom provide more grip which is definitely a plus for a slippery situation like this.
  • There are two sizes, small and large. Size 2 for women who've given birth vaginally, and size 1 for women who haven't.
  • The small silicone stem on the bottom is probably the most treasured feature for me. It's part of the one-piece molded design, so it's not going anywhere. Thank goodness gracious there's no more wondering if my menstrual cup might be lost in space forever. Shew!
  • It's made in the USA.

Adding to that, the SckoonCup's super flexible medical-grade silicone can be left in for 12 hours without any worry of toxic shock syndrome (unlike tampons where it's always a danger).

SckoonCup collage - 4 colors

Now, Does it Really Perform?

The short answer is yes, but let me expound just a bit.

After a little maneuvering and adjusting the first couple of times I used it, I got the hang of it so that the cup worked with the nuances of my own unique body.

Secondly, I have heavy periods. There's no two ways about it, and I was literally shocked that the SckoonCup was able to keep up with the first few days of mine. This was a sure test of form and function, and it passed with flying colors.

And last, but certainly not least, was the task of removal — my nemesis. Would my menstrual cup fear be once again reborn??…

NO! That beautiful stem was my saving grace. I was able to grab hold with confidence and remove the cup as intended. This process also took a couple tries to get the hang of, but I did it. And believe me, if I can do this, ANYONE can!

Then just a quick rinse and wash with warm, soapy water and it's ready for another round.

The Verdict

Overall, I'm thrilled with my new-found alternative to tampons. I even purchased an extra SckoonCup for my emergency kit so I'm never stuck without my oh-so-necessary feminine hygiene supplies.

The journey to healthify our lives is a long process, and this was one area I hadn't conquered yet even though I knew it was really important.

After hearing more and more tampon horror stories of TSS, dangerous mold, and toxic chemical ingredients like petrochemicals, dioxin and plasticizers (think BPA and phthalates), I've been ignited to encourage women to detoxify their period routines by using menstrual cups instead of tampons, and I highly recommend the SckoonCup as a quality, reliable choice for everyone.

This is a compensated post that was created as part of the Mamavation campaign for Sckoon Menstrual Cup. The opinions are honest and based on my own experiences.

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9 Responses to Does the SckoonCup Really Work Like Everyone Claims?

  1. Kirsten McCulloch May 11, 2015 at 4:45 pm #

    I’d love to read a comparison of several. I tried the diva cup last year, after years of intention, and… I HATED it. It was simply horribly uncomfortable – I could not get it to fit so that the stem didn’t dig into me or the cup didn’t give me almost-cramps. I tried it a few times over two or three periods and then went back to organic cotton tampons. From memory, all the things you said about this one applied to the diva cup… but I would love to read a comparision of different ones and how they suit different shapes maybe…

    • The Soft Landing Sisters
      The Soft Landing Sisters May 11, 2015 at 5:27 pm #

      Great suggestion, Kirsten! Women come in all shapes and sizes, so I’m sure what works for one may not work for another. We’ll put that on our list of topics to research. Thanks! ~Laura

  2. TheEcoGrandma May 11, 2015 at 9:00 pm #

    When I bought my menstrual cup it was ages ago and the only one I found was called the Keeper which was made and sold in Canada using gum rubber. I loved it! I was one of the unfortunate ones who had toxic shock syndrome and had no choice but to switch to something else.

  3. ginabad May 13, 2015 at 2:06 pm #

    So funny! Thanks for sharing, it’s great that you found something you’re comfortable with …and no more bad experiences 🙂

  4. Betsy (Eco-novice) May 13, 2015 at 4:00 pm #

    I’m glad women are sharing more about this. I never intended to, because I’m a pretty private person, but ended up sharing about switching to a cup after I learned about all the toxins in conventional pads and tampons. I switched to eco-friendly disposable products initially, but they are so expensive I decided to give the cup a go! I’ve never looked back.

    • The Soft Landing Sisters
      The Soft Landing Sisters May 14, 2015 at 4:27 pm #

      It really is a wonderfully different world, isn’t it Betsy? I’m so glad women like us are able to share the good news. ~Laura

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