What is a menstrual cup?
A menstrual cup is a small flexible cup made of silicone, TPE or rubber that is folded and inserted like a tampon to collect the menstrual fluid from there.
It opens out again inside the body and creates a leak-proof seal. A slight vacuum and the pelvic floor muscles keep it fixed in position. After a period of time, but no longer than 8 hours, the cup is taken out, the contents are emptied into the toilet and the cup is then cleaned. The cup can then be inserted again.
A new attitude towards life!
Very many women feel restricted by their period to a lesser or greater degree in their daily life. A menstrual cup can provide great relief here and even solve the problem completely.
If several of the following apply to you, the cup could be the right choice for you:
- Tampons feel uncomfortable and I find them difficult to insert or remove.
- My bleeding is too little for tampons but I don’t want to use a panty liner.
- I suffer from vaginal dryness.
- I don’t want to always have to think about buying supplies of tampons and sanitary napkins.
- I don’t want to continue to burden the environment with disposable articles.
- I find the smell of used tampons or sanitary napkins very unpleasant.
- I would like not to have to dispose of tampons and sanitary napkins in other people’s waste bins.
A short history of the menstrual cup
The patent for the menstrual cup was submitted in the 1930s, at the same time as that of the tampon.
- The first tampon was launched onto the market in 1936.
- The first rubber cup was manufactured and marketed at the end of the 1950s.
- Both products were initially rejected by women. However the tampon did begin to gain acceptance and production of the cup was stopped for the time being.
- Only at the end of the 1980s did the cups begin to gain recognition among women.
- The menstrual cup has experienced a boom over the last few years. Finally the state of the art has made the production of mass-market and high-quality menstrual cups a possibility.
- The first Merula Cups were launched onto the market in 2017. Menstrual cups that can be the right fit for every type of women.
No frustration – just choose a color!
Instead of having to struggle with the sizes on the box and then ultimately buying the wrong size, you’re spoiled for choice with the Merula Cup when it comes to the color of the cup and the design of the pouch.