Menstrual Cups

Anytime – Review

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This is one of the Sckoon “knockoffs” (potentially copied design)  – it came without a box, and with a pouch marked “Lady Cup”.  I basically just got it to see if it was an exact copy of the Sckoon, or if it was different at all.  It does have a couple of very slight differences, but it is essentially a copy.

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The Anytime stem is longer, it doesn’t have the Sckoon branding around that flower base.  It also doesn’t have that frosted silicone band or the strange “water drop/stretch marks” effect the Sckoon has. The body of the cup appears to be the same though, and the flower grip pattern on both cups appears to be exactly the same.

The Anytime cup has messy airholes.  They have obviously been drilled from the inside out (Sckoon’s appear to be from the outside in, and are higher and neater), since 1 of the 5 holes doesn’t break through to the outside at all and the remaining holes aren’t fully punched through.  There is also ‘damage’ (for want of a better word – where the silicone is marked) around the edges of the holes on the inside.

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The Anytime is a little firmer than the Sckoon, and it is not as translucent.

While I don’t like to recommend a “knockoff” cup, nor the very cheap Chinese made cups of any brand… If you like the shape/style of the Skoon but want it a little firmer, then (airhole/legal/safety issues aside), this cup may suit better, since it is identical in shape/size (other than the longer stem)

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April 25, 2015 - Posted by | reviews |

15 Comments »

  1. I just got my sckoon in the mail! The package says the airholes are part of the mould and not punched through after.

    Comment by goodfamiliesdo | April 25, 2015

  2. Thus one difference would be the number of holes.. 4 for Anytime, and 5 for Sckoon, I believe.

    Comment by Quitterie | April 25, 2015

  3. Mine has five holes. I didn’t know realize the stem was different from that of the Sckoon — not sure how anyone gets the Sckoon out with that tiny little stem! I find that the Anytime is fairly difficult to get open due to the slanted holes, and fairly difficult to remove due to the wussy stem. Probably not a good choice for anyone with a high cervix.

    Comment by Jennifer | April 25, 2015

  4. What I mean is that – their direction seems to go from outside in, as the outside has a concave shape to the start of the holes.

    So they are done differently to the way the holes are done on the Anytime

    Comment by obsidian | April 26, 2015

  5. oops, no it does have 5 holes

    Comment by obsidian | April 26, 2015

  6. Oh gotcha!

    Comment by goodfamiliesdo | April 26, 2015

  7. Awkward, why does your Sckoon have such a short stem? They normally don’t.
    http://www.sckooncup.com/sckooncup-menstrual-cup-meditation.html

    Comment by Monika | May 7, 2015

  8. If you look at the photos of a large and small cup together (of any brand) – you’ll see the small size cups generally have a longer stem than the large size cups. Since they generally try to make the overall length similar, but the body of the small cup is usually shorter.

    The same is true for Sckoon.

    http://www.sckooncup.com/select-your-size/

    So the Sckoon I photographed is a large size (shorter stem), the sckoon shown in the link is a small (longer stem). That is why 🙂

    Comment by obsidian | May 7, 2015

  9. Ah yes, you are right, I totally missed that! 🙂

    Comment by Monika | May 7, 2015

  10. 🙂

    Comment by obsidian | May 7, 2015

  11. Has anyone done a “burn” test on this cup. Just out of interest? 🙂

    Comment by Mellissa Preusker | June 18, 2015

  12. Don’t know. I tried a burn test on the ebay cup with the moon on the stem, and it performed like silicone is supposed to perform. That won’t tell if it’s medical-grade silicone or food-grade silicone though.

    Comment by obsidian | June 22, 2015

  13. Hi,

    I was wondering are we allowed to use any of the images you posted about the cups? As I want to create my own blog

    Comment by aishawg | August 14, 2015

  14. No – all images are copyrighted to me and cannot be used.

    Comment by obsidian | August 15, 2015

  15. Thank You for this review. I was concerned about the air holes and how crappiIy they are done. haven’t tried the skoon brand. i purchased the anytime cup and it came in yesterday. The air holes are exactly as you described. But im gonna give it a shot. i also purchased the Lena cup to try so i hope these are both winners.

    Comment by raniwi | January 11, 2016


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