SckoonCup ® Review – Is it a Winner or Loser?

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SckoonCup Sizes and Models

The SckoonCup is a menstrual cup that is manufactured in USA. It is made of Silicon and comes in 2 different sizes/models:
SckoonCup
Small
40 mm
70 mm
40 mm
30 mm
19 ml
23 ml
3.5 /5
3 /5
3.5 /5
SckoonCup
Large
45 mm
70 mm
50 mm
20 mm
25 ml
30 ml
3 /5
2.5 /5
3 /5
Found any errors in our measurements? Let us know!

Introduction

The Sckoon company started in 2002 with Sckoon Organics which made baby clothes out of 100% certified organic cotton.  They added reusable menstrual pads in 2003, and a soft and soft chew toy in 2007.  However, the Sckoon Cup wasn’t started until 2010.  Since then, the Sckoon Cup has been a staple in the menstrual cup market.  They are made in the USA and have been up to date with the FDA registration ever since. The Sckoon Cup can be found through online stores and costs $39 per single cup or $66 USD with their ‘Buy with a friend’ deal.

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Model 1: SckoonCup Size Small | Review

What’s Included

When purchasing the small Sckoon Cup, you will receive the shortest and narrowest cup that Sckoon offers, a user manual, and cloth storage pouch made of 100% certified organic cotton.  Even the packaging is eco-friendly, made from recycled materials.  

Who is it Meant For?

According to the Sckoon Company, the size small is meant for individuals who haven’t previously given birth vaginally.

As an individual with a medium to high cervix, I found the small Sckoon Cup easy to insert and comfortable to wear.  I did, however, find that because it has a rounded base and flared rim, it migrated upward around my cervix and was hard to reach during removal.

Special Features 

Capacity – The small Sckoon Cup holds a maximum capacity of 23 ml to the top of the rim.  While this is not considered high capacity for a small cup, it is about the average compared to other cups on the market. 

*Something to note – Because the rounded base and flared rim may cause this cup to sit higher around the cervix, the maximum capacity may be compromised. 

Body – The Sckoon Cup is a shorter bell-shaped cup with a flared rim. Cups of these shapes typically migrate higher around the cervix even if it is originally inserted and placed low, to begin with. 

Because this cup is shorter than the average small-sized cup, I would suggest it for users who have a medium to a low cervix or individuals who already have experience in removing short cups.  If you have a medium to a high cervix, the larger size might be a better option.

Stem – The stem is a long, thin, stick that tapers to the end.  It features four grip rings and is made of a solid piece of very stretchy silicone.

I found the stem soft, pliable, and comfortable.  However, it was so stretchy that I could pull it outside of my body without the cup budging.  I also had to be careful when I used it as there is no stopper at the tip in which my fingers could and would easily slide off.

Rim – Flared rims on cups such as the Sckoon, tend to migrate upward into the vagina fornix no matter how low you position it. This may make the cup harder to reach for individuals with a medium to high cervix.

Secondary Rim – While the Sckoon Cup doesn’t have a visible secondary rim like a majority of cups with a standard rim, it does have a slight thickening of silicone towards the upper rim for added firmness.

Grip Rings – The Sckoon Cup has a unique grip ring design at the base of the cup.  Instead of complete circles or rings, the Sckoon has broken rings between a flower or petal design with the stem being at the center.

Silicone Quality – The Sckoon Cup has been kept up to date with their registration through the FDA.  The quality of the silicone is excellent and should last for many years of use. Unlike many other menstrual cups, the silicone of the Sckoon has a soft gummy feeling (like a gummy candy) which makes it comfortable during insertion and use.  The company offers their cups in a variety of FDA compliant colors with unique names.  They often offer special colors during different events in which they donate to a specific cause.

Firmness – Overall the small Sckoon Cup is slightly on the firmer side of medium.  Although the body is soft and has a gummy feeling, it’s still a medium firmness compared to other cups.  The rim is slightly firmer to aid in an easy opening.

*The small seems slightly firmer than its larger counterpart. 

Air Holes – There are five medium-sized air holes positioned just as the rim starts to flare.  These are easy to clean and help create a decent seal while also making it easier to release any suction that the cup creates. 

Seams – Although the company claims that there are no seams, there is a very faint line on the outside of the rim, as well as around each of the air holes. Although these might not be seams, they are marks left by some part of the manufacturing process. 

Markings – ‘Sckoon’ and ‘Made in USA’ border a broken grip ring at the base of the cup.  There are no markings on the inside of the cup which makes for easy cleanup.

Colors:

Model 2: SckoonCup Size Large | Review

What’s Included

When purchasing the large Sckoon Cup, you will receive the longer and taller cup that Sckoon offers, a user manual, and cloth storage pouch made of 100% certified organic cotton, all packaged in a plastic package.  

Who is it Meant For?

According to the Sckoon Company, the size small is meant for individuals who haven’t previously given birth vaginally.

As an individual with a medium to a high cervix, I found the large Sckoon Cup easy to insert and comfortable to wear.  I did, however, find that because it has a rounded base and flared rim, it migrated upward around my cervix.  Although it took a little extra effort to remove when my cervix was on the high side, I was still able to remove it without too much trouble. 

If you have a high to a very high cervix, you might want to consider a cup with more length.

Special Features 

Capacity – The large Sckoon Cup holds a maximum capacity of 30 ml to the top of the rim.  While this is not considered high capacity for a large cup, it is about the average compared to other cups on the market. 

*Something to note – Because the rounded base and flared rim may cause this cup to sit higher around the cervix, the maximum capacity may be compromised. 

Body – The Sckoon Cup is a shorter bell-shaped cup with a flared rim. Cups of these shapes typically migrate higher around the cervix even if it is originally inserted and placed low, to begin with. 

Because this cup is shorter than the average large-sized cup, I would suggest it for users who have a medium to a low cervix or individuals who already have experience in removing short cups.  If you have a high to a very high cervix, a longer cup might be a better option.

Stem – The stem is a long, thin, stick that tapers to the end.  It features four grip rings and is made of a solid piece of very stretchy silicone.

I found the stem soft, pliable, and comfortable.  However, it was so stretchy that I could pull it outside of my body without the cup budging.  I also had to be careful when I used it as there is no stopper at the tip in which my fingers could and would easily slide off.

Rim – Flared rims on cups such as the Sckoon, tend to migrate upward into the vagina fornix no matter how low you position it. This may make the cup harder to reach for individuals with a medium to high cervix.

Secondary Rim – While the Sckoon Cup doesn’t have a visible secondary rim like a majority of cups with a standard rim, it does have a slight thickening of silicone towards the upper rim for added firmness.

Grip Rings – The Sckoon Cup has a unique grip ring design at the base of the cup.  Instead of complete circles or rings, the Sckoon has broken rings between a flower or petal design.

Silicone Quality – The Sckoon Cup has been kept up to date with their registration through the FDA.  The quality of the silicone is excellent and should last for many years of use. Unlike many other menstrual cups, the silicone of the Sckoon has a soft gummy feeling (like a gummy candy) which makes it comfortable during insertion and use.  The company offers their cups in a variety of FDA compliant colors with unique names.  They often offer special colors during different events in which they donate to a specific cause.

Firmness – Although the body is soft and has a gummy feeling, overall it’s still considered to be medium firmness compared to other cups.  The rim is slightly firmer to aid in an easy opening.

*The large seems slightly softer than its smaller counterpart. 

Air Holes – There are five medium-sized air holes positioned just as the rim starts to flare.  These are easy to clean and help create a decent seal while also making it easier to release any suction that the cup creates. 

Seams – Although the company claims that there are no seams, there is a very faint line on the outside of the rim, as well as around each of the air holes. Although these might not be seams, they are marks left by some part of the manufacturing process. 

Markings – ‘Sckoon’ and ‘Made in USA’ border a broken grip ring at the base of the cup.  There are no markings on the inside of the cup which makes for easy cleanup.

Colors:

Detailed user Manual

The Sckoon site not only has a beginner guide, but also a “Menstrual Cup Ultimate Starter Guide”.  It includes nine different types of folds with pros and cons of each and video instructions, explains some of the features of the cup and why they chose them, a link to their How to Insert & Remove a Menstrual Cup blog post, FAQ’s, and other ‘How to” links.  Overall, this page is easy to read and easy to follow.

Alternatives to SckoonCup

Lena Cup – While the large Sckoon Cup and Lena Cup are about the same length, the small Sckoon Cup is shorter by approximately 7mm. Although it doesn’t seem like much, it could make a big difference in fit and reach. These two cups hold about the same capacity. The Sckoon Cup is softer than the Lena Original but slightly firmer than the Lena Sensitive.

Venus Cup – Need more capacity? The Venus Cup is one of the highest capacity cups on the market. Even the small size has the capacity closer to average large cups than average small cups. The Venus Cup does not have a flared rim, so if you have a very low cervix, even the small size may still be a tad too long for you. The Venus Cup is softer than the Sckoon in both sizes.

Summary

The Sckoon Company takes pride in its products.  You can see it in the materials they chose, the manufacturing standards they use, the research and testing that they have done, and the time and money it took to do them.  The Sckoon Cup is a quality cup that is pleasing to the eye as well as to the environment and your body.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do you insert a Sckooncup?

Fold the cup and insert it into the vagina. It should be snug. Once inside, allow your menstrual cup to gently pop open. You may feel the cup “seal” almost immediately, but if not, simply wiggle the cup around slightly until it fully seals.

Is the Sckoon cup safe?

Unlike many other cups on the market today, the Sckoon is FDA cleared which is a lengthy and expensive process of product inspections and testing.  FDA clearance is a further assurance that a cup brand is of good quality and in compliance with the FDA requirements for medical devices.

Is the Sckoon cup FDA registered?

The Sckoon Cup is up to date with their FDA registration.  However, registering a cup only creates a database of the company making or selling a cup and has nothing to do with the quality or testing of a product.

Where is the Sckoon cup made?

The Sckoon Cup is made in the USA and cleared by the FDA for its safety.

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  1. Overall Score
    100

    It’s a great cup to start out with but sometimes it goes up real high and it can be hard to get it out because the stem stretches so much but I don’t care I love how flexible and soft it is. If you can get it down far enough to grab it with toilet paper your fine.

    + PROS: It’s very soft and flexible. Easy to clean and I’ve never had a problem with the holes.
    - CONS: I’m glad the stem is flexible and I wouldn’t want anything stiff but it stretches so much when you pull it out I’m afraid it’s going to break one day but it hasn’t and I’m careful with it so I don’t think it will. But it’s still nothing that bothers me that much because everything else is perfect.
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  2. Overall Score
    10

    Tried Sckoon cup several times along with Diva Cup and Lunette.
    Sckoon cup was much softer and smaller shaped compared to Diva Cup and Lunette.
    During those times, had to take Sckoon out because could still feel uncomfortable.

    Keep trying out different types and maybe you will find the one – totally worth it!
    Currently, using LadyCup for years and mostly forget it is there.
    Wish I had known about menstrual cups sooner.

    + PROS: -Variety of colors -Soft carrying bag -Soft silicone cup
    - CONS: -Unable to know if properly inserted -Tends to escape -Able to feel that it is uncomfortably there
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  3. Truly this cup is gorgeous…I had high hopes. And I love how soft it is, but unfortunately it rode up, flipped around and made quite a bloody mess. I’ve since realized my cervix is a bit higher than I thought and this cup is just too soft. I also found the stem to be very irritating. I like that the sten flexible, but the pattern is rough.
    I bought the size 2 as I am 31 with 3 vaginal births. This is my second cup. I had the keeper Mooncup for 5 years but just lost it plus it was so hard. I thought a soft cup would be luxurious. Perhaps this cup is just too soft.

  4. Overall Score
    20

    I have been using menstrual cups for a long time and have used the Sckoon for a year now. I really wanted to love it. I think i actually hate it. It ALWAYS leaks, i have to wear sanitary towels with it. a few times it has actually TIPPED UPSIDE DOWN whle i’m wearing it, dumping a cup of blood out in one go into whatever i’m wearing. I used to use a mooncup and found it too hard – would love recommendations from other people who have found the sckoon is useless and leaky?

    + PROS: It's a pretty cup and appears to be well-made. The cotton pouch is lovely.
    - CONS: I have been using menstrual cups for a long time and have used the Sckoon for a year now. I really wanted to love it. I think i actually hate it. It ALWAYS leaks, i have to wear sanitary towels with it. a few times it has actually TIPPED UPSIDE DOWN whle i'm wearing it, dumping a cup of blood out in one go into whatever i'm wearing. I used to use a mooncup and found it too hard - would love recommendations from other people who have found the sckoon is useless and leaky?
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  5. Overall Score
    90

    Suuuuper awesome! First time buying one (decided to go expensive just in case), as I’m 90% pad/10% tampon chick. I dislike tampons because of that nasty feeling when you insert/remove them. But pads are soooooo tedious and bulky, not to mention numerous… So I tried this cup. Ammaaaaaazing!!! I had no leakage at all. At first I wore liners just in case, but still nothing. During my heavier days, still impressive, but just a teeny bit of leakage after putting it in. I’m unsure if I’m just inserting it incorrectly, or if it’s just the excess “liquid” that’s impossible to remove before you pop it in – not like you can flush it out. This cup is very soft, and I wouldn’t even notice it was there if it wasn’t for the long stem which sticks out (a bit too much). Overall, super great product. Easy to clean. 100% recommend.

    + PROS: Smooth, one piece
    - CONS: Long stem
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  6. Overall Score
    100

    My first cup was the Diva and I spend 6 months and never could put it correctly always was unconfortable, the I tried the lunnete and it was a little bit firm for me I could totally feel it when was in my vagin, but the first tine with the SckoonCup was very confortable like it fit my anatomy perfectly I think is the best it its soft a quit smaller than the others I love it

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  7. Overall Score
    20

    This was my first menstrual cup. I am a 33 year old mother of 5 children who was looking for an alternative since I can no longer where tampons effectively. This worked great for 5 cycles. It was a learning curve but I expected that. What I did NOT expect was part way through my 6th cycle (so much for years of use!) the SckoonCup cracked where the finger grips are along the mold line. To add insult to injury, when I left a review on Amazon, the company was incredibly condescending and explained to me that the menstrual cup could be used without a stem, completely ignoring where I actually said the product broke. SO DISGUSTED!! When I corrected them, I received no further responses. This cup is very soft silicone, and I believe it is the cup’s undoing quality wise.

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  8. Overall Score
    100

    Love this sckoon cup!!! I’ve had many different other cups and this one is the most comfortable and softest. I’d recommend to anyone.i have the size 1 and it fits perfectly and doesn’t leak. I’d try the pads and write reviews but I find them a bit too pricy.

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  9. Overall Score
    70

    Very comfortable cup. My cervix sits high, so this cup was high up when I tried to remove it. The stem is of no value and it is actually better if you don’t use it to try and pull this cup out. One time of it stretching and snapping out of your fingers and you’ll know why. This is one of the few cups I don’t need to remove the stem. Removing cups has never been a problem, for me, but this cup can definitely sit high,

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  10. Overall Score
    20

    The meluna shorty in small ended up being the winner for me. See my previous review.

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