Making more eco-friendly choices in the menstrual area is a hot topic lately. Cloth pads, menstrual cups… where do you start? Well, I started with cloth pads, which I love, and I gave one menstrual cup a try (that I didn’t love).
I have been using cloth pads religiously for over a year now (you can see some of my reviews here, here, here, here and here). However, I have an extremely heavy flow, usually on the second and sometimes third day of my cycle (TMI, sorry). So much so that I can’t confidently leave the house without fear of being too far from a bathroom…
I turned down going snowboarding a few times last season because of this problem, so I have been trying to figure out a solution so that won’t happen again. I decided that I needed to give another menstrual cup a try. This time, I had the opportunity to review SckoonCup, the latest menstrual cup to become available to women.
I was a little nervous at first since I didn’t have the best experience with my first menstrual cup (I tried 3 months in a row and it was just uncomfortable). But, I was hopeful because SckoonCup promised to be different.
The SckoonCup is softer and more flexible than the cup I tried before. It also has a smoother outer curve than the other cup I tried.
The first few times I tried to use it, I did have some difficulty getting it to fully open once I inserted it per the directions. I was worried that it wouldn’t work, but it did. After several attempts, I figured out how to insert it and get it to expand fully.
I have been using it for 2 cycles now, and I’m so happy to have it. On my heaviest night, I usually wake to change my pad twice (and this is with a heavy-duty, overnight pad). With SckoonCup and one of my overnight pads, I was able to make it 8 hours on my heaviest night before I had to get up. That is a success for me! I also feel comfortable leaving the house, even on my heaviest flow day.
Unlike the previous cup I used, I can’t feel the SckoonCup at all once I get it inserted. The learning curve with getting it to expand fully was worth it for me!
If you have thought about trying a menstrual cup, I recommend SckoonCup.
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