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.
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 for several years. If the silicone begins to deteriorate, throw it away and buy a new one. Slight staining due to frequent use is normal.
First, try your Merula cup. After that, you can adapt the stem to your individual length.
„The Merula makes it possible to last the whole school day without having to worry.“
„Finally I can relax when I’m horseback riding during my period, without tampons or sanitary napkins compromising my seat. You simply don’t feel anything with the Merula.“
„Finally I can go swimming and riding during my period.“
„If I didn’t have to empty the Merula, I would completely forget that I had my period. No longer any need to worry something could go wrong.“
„I had never been 100% satisfied with a cup until I discovered Merula.“
„Finally, no more pain thanks to Merula! I can almost forget about my period.“
„Before I had the Merula Cup, I had to get up three to four times at night on heavy days. Now I can sleep easy even on the heaviest days!“
„Before, menstruation ruled my daily life. Now I’m in charge of my life again, thanks to Merula.“
„After three natural births and extremely heavy bleeding, I’m no longer restricted in any situation, thanks to Merula! Even riding a bike for hours, as part of my job, is no longer a problem!“
„I have to set an alarm to change, otherwise I would simply forget that I had my period.“
„Finally a cup that can handle my very strong pelvic floor but still can’t be felt at all.“
„If only I had known about Merula earlier. I would have been able to save myself so much frustration, pain and money.“
„Before I had the Merula Cup, I was really restricted by my heavy period.” But now I can now conquer every day, even when I have my period!“
„I always had severe abdominal pain when I had my period. Since I have been using the Merula, I sometimes don’t even notice that I have my period.“
„After four births, my period got heavier each time and I was plagued by cramps. I don’t have any cramps anymore and I feel free again.“
„The Merula still fits perfectly even after three natural births. No leaks – no unpleasant feeling!“
„Thanks to the size, you don’t have to worry about changing it and you can enjoy life.“
„Thanks to Merula, I don’t have to look for a restroom every two hours from even the most absorbent tampons letting me down.“
„Bike riding, sauna, fitness center, swimming pool are all possible now without any problems, even on my heaviest days.“
„I regularly do strength training with heavy weights. The Merula is true to its promise even here – there are never any leaks.“
„What a shame that I had to get to this age before I discovered this fantastic type of monthly hygiene article.“
„I’ve only recently started using the Merula Cup. If I had have known how uncomplicated it was, I would have switched much earlier!“