Made in Germany from 100% medical grade silicone, the Merula Cup is an excellent option for women with any cervix height and any degree of pelvic floor strength (or lack of). As a one size fits most and one of the highest capacity cups on the market, the Merula can hold up to 38ml of menstrual fluid. This is around 10-15ml more than most other cup sizes. Not only will this higher capacity mean less bathroom trips throughout your day, the vibrant colours and the co-ordinating cotton pouch will just make your day feel that little bit brighter.
The Merula is designed in such a way that it does not need to be completely open after insertion. As long as the edge has opened, the cup itself can be worn in a folded state, while still providing leak free protection. The exterior of the Merula is smooth, with no protruding top rim. This makes it more comfortable for women who experience discomfort from other ‘rimmed’ cups. The unique 3 rung ladder stem can be easily trimmed and allows for easier cup removal, and the more spherical shape of the Merula means it is more suited to varying cervix heights. Finally, the lesser vacuum level of the Merula makes this cup suitable for any pelvic floor condition, whether weak or very strong.
If you have a very heavy flow, you may find the 50ml capacity of the Merula XL more suitable.
Merula Cup Features:
- Large 38ml volume
- Made from 100% medical grade silicone that is free from chemical additives like plasticisers or animal-based ingredients
- Can be successfully worn in a folded up state
- Suitable for weak or strong pelvic floor muscles. Strong pelvic floor muscles will not cause the Merula to lose its shape
- Smooth exterior with no protruding upper rim
- No holes in the rim that require cleaning
- Trimmable ladder style stem, making it suitable for low to high cervix (Portio) height
- One size fits most
- Includes a cute co-ordinating cotton storage bag
Using the Merula Cup:
- Before inserting the cup, feel for your cervix. Fold the cup into the punch down fold to insert it. Once inserted, push the cup in the direction of the cervix and open it in front of the cervix/push the cup onto the cervix while opening the cup.
- To help the cup open, push into the folded side of the cup and gently press away the vaginal wall to create more space. Once the Merula Cup’s rim has expanded and created a slight suction on the vaginal wall (this is hardly noticeable), its body can be worn squished and does not have to expand fully.
- Sometimes using a water-based(!) lube can be helpful. Apply the water-based lube on the cup’s rim, additionally it can be helpful to also apply the water-based lube on your cervix. This helps the cup to slide onto the cervix easier.
- The Merula Cup must not be removed by solely pulling on the ladder stem. It is important that the seal is first released. If the cup is positioned high up within the vaginal canal, you can hold the stem and gently move the cup down using ‘zig-zag’ movements. Once you can reach the cup, break the seal by pressing against the cup body, and proceed to remove as normal.
IMPORTANT: Menstrual Cups have been associated with Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS). TSS is a rare but serious disease that may cause death. Always read and keep the information contained with your cup. Use only as directed. Discontinue use of this product and consult a GP if you experience any adverse side effects.