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Merula Menstrual Cup XL

(5 customer reviews)

$ 54.95

The Merula XL is an uncomplicated design that suits most women needing a very high capacity menstrual cup. The Merula cups eliminate the need for size guessing with a one size fits most model. They are suitable for women with any pelvic floor condition and the unique ladder stem also means it can be made the perfect length for any cervix height.

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What is the Merula XL Cup?

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
  • Vegan
  • Includes a cute ‘strawberry print’ cotton storage bag

 

 

Size Guide:

The Merula XL is a ‘one size’ cup that is designed to fit women with a heavy flow, and of all ages and stages of life.

The Merula XL is larger than most model 2 brands of cups. 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 it may be best to consider the Merula Cup ‘one size’ https://www.menstrualcupsaustraliaonline.com.au/product/merula-menstrual-cup-one-size/

How to use the Merula Cup:

The Merula menstrual cups work differently from traditional bell-shaped cups, and therefore, may require a few cycles to adapt to (particularly if you have used traditionally shaped cups previously). While most bell and v-shaped cups are designed to sit below the cervix, the Merula is designed to have the cervix sitting within it. We recommend watching the instructional video to learn how to correctly insert and remove the Merula. We have also listed a few other helpful tips to get you started.

  1. Always wash your hands before and after using the Merula Cup.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.

Positioning the Merula Menstrual Cup

How to Clean the Merula Cup:

Sterilise the cup before first use, and again after each menstrual cycle. This can be done by adding a pinch of vinegar to a pot of boiling water and sterilising the cup for 5 minutes. It can also be done with the use of a microwave steriliser such as the Ruby Clean.

When you empty the cup, rinse it under cold water in order to prevent staining. Before reinserting, clean it with some warm water and a suitable menstrual cup wash.

If you are out and about and find that you have to empty your Merula without access to a private sink, you can simply wipe it with toilet tissue, or use some menstrual cup wipes. You may also like to take some bottled water with you for rinsing your cup. Properly wash your cup when next able to do so.

Keep the cup in a pouch or container that provides adequate airflow. If maintained properly, your Merula cup should last for several years. If there are any signs that the silicone may be deteriorating, it is time to buy a new one. Slight staining due to regular use is normal.

Sizes

One Size

Capacity

50ml

Dimensions

Diameter: 46mm Diameter
Total Length: 72mm
Stem Length: 22mm

5 reviews for Merula Menstrual Cup XL

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  1. Zara (verified owner)

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    I hate this cup. It had such great reviews, but I was only able to use it twice before giving up on it. I’m 34 years old and have been using a Lunette size one for years but have recently started having heavy periods and was having to empty my Lunette cup constantly. I made this cup as small as I could using the punch down method to get it in, but taking out you can’t really squish it down too much and it’s so big it was excruciating to pull out. I could bring myself to use it again. Wish I hadn’t wasted $60 on it.

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