Made in Germany from 100% medical grade silicone, the XL Merula Cup is an excellent high capacity option for women with a very heavy flow. As one of the highest capacity cups on the market, the Merula XL can hold up to 50ml of menstrual fluid. This is around 20ml more than most model 2 cup sizes. Not only will this higher capacity mean less bathroom trips throughout your day, the vibrant pink colour and the matching cotton pouch will just make your day feel that little bit brighter.
Unlike most other brands of menstrual cup, 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 completely smooth, with no top rim. This makes it more comfortable for women who experience discomfort from other ‘rimmed’ cups. The unique ladder stem can be easily trimmed and allows for easier cup removal. Finally, the lesser vacuum level of the Merula makes this cup suitable for any pelvic floor condition, whether weak or very strong.
Merula XL Features:
- Extra large 50ml volume. Equivalent to 2.5 of the largest commercially available tampons
- 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 upper rim
- No holes in the rim that require cleaning
- Trimmable ladder style stem, making it suitable for medium to high cervix (Portio) height
- One size fits most
- Includes a cute ‘strawberry print’ cotton storage bag
The Merula XL is a larger than most model 2 brands of cup. For this reason, it is NOT recommended in the following situations:
- If you have a very low cervix (Portio) or,
- If you feel your vagina is exceptionally “tight”, or have previously only used teen or small sized menstrual cups
In these cases, this cup may be too big for you and you may be best to consider the Merula Cup ‘one size’
Merula XL Specifications:
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.