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
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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

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

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. Pterri,
    I’m sorry you had trouble with the Sckoon Cup. Since you have a low cervix, I would recommend that you try the FemmyCycle Low Cervix cup or Me Luna Shorty S.

  2. Overall Score
    30

    I bought this cup because during my period, my cervix sits very low. I’m 31 and never had kids. I had heard that the size 1 was a good choice for a low cervix. The cup itself is very pretty. I bought mine in the lovely pink color (hope). I really wanted this cup to work, but after 3 cycles I’m afraid this cup is not for me. The rim is very firm and the bottom is more squishy which I find makes it difficult to push into place. When I do get it in place, I can only tolerate this cup for a few hours because I constantly feel it. The firmness of the rim makes it feel like it’s not contouring to my vaginal walls. So it basically feels like I have a big hard mass in me and this never goes away. The bottom grip rings also irritate my vagina. Especially if I’m walking. While the colors the cups come in are beautiful, I do feel that the silicon itself is not as soft and smooth as other cup brands. I have a Ruby Cup in medium and even with my low cervix, it still sits much more comfortably than the smaller SckoonCup in size 1. I think Sckoon should consider some design changes in regards to the grip rings at the bottom.

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  3. Overall Score
    100

    I cannot express how much I love this cup!!!!!! It is so soft and comfortable that when I woke up this morning, I was worried that I forgot to put it in because I couldn’t feel it! It’s so comfortable and I am so excited to know that I will never have to buy pads or tampons again. I will save so much money and this is a much healthier option. Thank you SckoonCup!!

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  4. Overall Score
    90

    I am 31-year old, never had a child, physically active…so I bought a size 1 type. Sckoon cup is my first menstrual cup so I cannot compare it with other cups out there, however, I am definitely a big fan of using this cup! I have used tampons so putting a cup in was fairly easy. I struggled with getting it out… I could only got it out in bathroom with full squat position. I tried to get it out in a restroom with normal squat position but it didn’t happen… It was my first cycle so I guess I have to practice more.
    I didn’t give full 5 stars for Sckoon cup because I had a slight difficulty with peeing and pooping, and I was not sure if it was because I should have chose a different silicon firmness or its normal..

    Even if I could have had a better experience if I chose a different cup, I still give 4.5 stars for Sckoon because it made a huge difference during my menstrual cycle.
    It was comfortable, easy, not too messy, oder free, chemical free, eco-friendly, and so on!

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  5. Overall Score
    60

    This was my first cup and I loved so many things about it: Aesthetically it is very pleasing, I liked the angled holes and placement, the material is very soft and it was easy to use. Unfortunately, after using it for a while, I began to consistently get irritated when using it, and a couple of times I even got a yeast infection during my cycle. I believe the culprit is the ridges at the bottom of the cup, which tends to sit right at my vaginal opening. These can rub and scrape, and while some women won’t find this a problem, I was sad to have to stop using it due to sensitivity. I have tried the Diva cup but did not like it, as it was too firm in comparison. The Si-Bell would probably be a good comparable option for me, and I am also interested in trying out the FemmyCycle Cup. It’s unfortunate that there is really no way to know if a cup is going to work for you until you try it- I am grateful to sites like these so that women can research and have better luck at getting the right cup on the first try.

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  6. Overall Score
    90

    It’s amazing! Worked on the first try. I used to go through a super plus tampon every three hours, but the large cup keeps me leak-free for up to 10 hours (haven’t tried keeping it in longer). I just wish I bought one years ago.

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  7. Overall Score
    90

    I LOVE MY CUP!! It really does change your life. You can wear it anytime you feel like you might start. You have the confidence knowing there are no leaks. Go about your day and then later in the evening you check. Even my heavy days, I can go 8 hours without thinking about my period. It is amazing!!

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  8. Overall Score
    90

    I’ve been using my sckoon cup for about a year and a half now, and I love it. It took a few months to get good at inserting and positioning the cup, but by now it’s quick and easy. I usually insert the cup right after a shower, and enjoy feeling clean for the rest of the day. On heavy days I feel like I need to empty it after 8-9 hours, rather than the usual 12 hours. I use panty liners as a backup for the cup, which has always been enough. My only complaint was that the little stem on the cup kept poking me uncomfortably, and wasn’t sturdy enough to pull the cup out anyway. I trimmed the stem down to about 1/4″ and now it feels better.

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  9. Overall Score
    70

    First time user but have always worn tampons. I found it very easy to get in and out without any difficulty and it did not leak. I had the smallest size as I am 33 and I have never given birth and I am physically active I am petite in stature (5’2 108lbs). However I will be looking for a different cup because I can’t urinate with this thing in and as a nurse who only gets a few bathroom breaks a 12 hour shift I do not have time to remove it and insert it everytime I try to go to the bathroom. the folks at the company website were helpful as they tried to give me tips and hints to try to reposition it in a way that it would not cause a problem urinating however I may just be very short and I may consider them the meluna shorty options next.

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