This is a one-size cup.
Due to its creative design and adjustable ladder-stem, it fits everyone!
It is a firm cup (60 shore), it is good for strong pelvic muscles.
For detailed measures please take a look at the pictures!
What distinguishes the Merula cup from most other menstrual cups?
- It has a very large capacity (up to 38ml). With a diameter from 40mm to 46 mm Merula adapts perfectly to your body and is an ideal companion for light to heavy bleeding.
- From weak to strong pelvic muscles: Merula stays where it belongs. As it can be used collapsed and does not have to open completely, even strong pelvic muscles do not make it lose its shape – literally.
- Due to its spherical shape, Merula has a short height of only 39mm and an impressive capacity, which is bigger than the amount that two of the biggest tampons can absorb. Because of that, Merula can easily be used by women with a low cervix. The cup can also be used without any difficulty if you have a high cervix, as it has a long, ladder-shaped stem.
- Measuring the height of your cervix before using the cup for the first time is not necessary. Simply decide, which length of the stem would be perfect for you. If necessary, you can adapt it by cutting one or two levels off the stem.
Inside the package, you find a manual with detailed information on how to insert the cup, remove it safely, clean it and adapt it to your individual measures.
Merula is made of certified medical grade silicone and is free from softening agents
Made in Germany
1 Merula cup
1 cotton pouch
Advantages of the Merula Cup in comparison to tampons and pads
One cup can be used for up to ten years and produces far less trash than disposable products.
- More economic
There is no need to frequently buy expensive supplies. After a few months, the small investment in a Merula Cup does pay.
No dehydration of the skin,
the milieu of the vagina stays intact,
no pieces of fluff (such as from disposable products) stay in the body,
heat and humidity are not dammed up
- More comfortable
Long wearing time (12 hours)
Does not absorb water during swimming or in the bath tub,
no thread dangling from the body (invisible)
The light suction inside the cup can cause a reduction of menstrual cramps, as well as a shortening of the menstruation.
- Always wash your hands thoroughly before and after operating with the cup
- Always loosen the light suction before removing the cup
- Remove the cup before having sexual intercourse
- Clean the cup at least every 12 hours and boil it for a minimum of five minutes or more at least once after the end of the menstruation.
- If you have any doubts or experience pain while using the cup, remove it immediately and consult with a doctor.
Menstrual Toxic Shock Syndrome
TSS is a rare but dangerous disease, which can occur with men, women, and children. At the moment, there have not been many known cases to be connected with a menstrual cup, but still: extreme cases of TSS can lead to death.
The following symptoms, which can develop very quickly and appear to only be influenza in the beginning:
Sudden high fever (>39°C), nausea, diarrhea, sunburn-like rash, sore throat, vertigo, and/or fainting.
If you experience one or more of these symptoms during your menstruation, remove the cup and consult with a doctor immediately. Mention TSS and that you are menstruating. This way, it is possible to diagnose the disease early and treat it effectively. If you are already affected by TSS, consult with your doctor before using cups or tampons.
Insertion & Removal
Push the rim of the cup at one point in direction to the inner bottom and fold the whole cup. As you do so, the cup becomes smaller and it is easier to insert.
You can wet the cup or use a water-based lubricant. Insert the folded cup and make sure that the rim opens again when inside. The bottom of the cup can stay collapsed. If the cup leaks, try to correct its position. The cup does not have to be inserted as deep as a tampon.
For removal, press the cup slightly downwards and hold the stem. Move the cup downwards, with slow zigzag movements, until you can reach the bottom. Press the bottom in order to remove the light suction. Now, you can remove the cup completely and clean it.
First, try your Merula cup. After that, you can adapt the stem to your individual length.
High Cervix Medium Cervix Low Cervix
Remove the parts that are highlighted in red with nail scissors to adapt the stem to your required length. The cup should disappear completely inside your body, but still be easily reachable with at least one finger.
Merula Cup has a total capacity of 38ml.
Boil the cup before the first use and after every menstruation. Use water with a pinch of vinegar in a pot or in a microwave and boil the cup for at least 5 minutes.
The cup can be used up to 12 hours at once, but can also be removed and cleaned more frequently. After every removal, empty the cup into the toilet and clean it thoroughly with running water. In order to prevent staining, rinse the cup with cold water first.
In case that you have to remove and clean the cup in a public bathroom despite the big capacity it has, you can clean it with toilet paper and insert it directly again as an exceptional measure. Clean the cup with water as soon as you have the possibility to do so. There should not be more than 12 hours between two cleaning procedures with water.
Keep the cup always in a container that is permeable to air, such as the bag that is delivered with Merula. Well maintained, a single cup can be used up to 10 years.
If your cup presents material fatigue, throw it away and buy a new one. Slight staining due to frequent use is normal.