Merula XL Review – The Ultimate High Capacity Menstrual Cup?
As someone with a heavy flow 2-3 days out of my cycle, I quickly realized that the capacity of my regular menstrual cup wasn’t enough. I started searching for a high-capacity menstrual cup and found that there are several on the market!
While there are a few brands who make a menstrual cup upwards of 38mls in capacity, a standard large cup is typically around 30, the Merula XL breaks the mold with a 50ml capacity!
I’ve been testing out this cup for the past few months and will share details with you!
Can Pee Get in Your Menstrual Cup?
Reusable menstrual cups are great things, once you get the right size and figure out how to use it properly that is… However, many wonder if pee can get in a menstrual cup.
Pee, or urine, in a menstrual cup can be concerning. Questions about urine filling the cup too soon, causing odor and general medical issues have arisen and… I’d like to address this topic. Here we go!
Tampax Cup announced that it’s redesigning the Tampax Cup! That’s good news for all. If you read my Tampax Cup review then you already know that I’m not a huge fan of the first version of the Tampax Cup.
Today, I received word that Tampax is redesigning the Tampax Cup for a Model 2! In addition, they are paying (I applied) $150 for current Tampax cup users (other programs too but I’m not sure how much they pay) to test out a new model and give feedback!
Plus, it says you get $50 for the first 5 people you refer who complete the study after your signup! It seems as though People can still signup after that you can still refer after the 5 but you won’t get paid for those.
Follow my referral link below to sign up to help develop the Tampax Cup 2 and read the full e-mail below! Looks like it may be USA only but I’m not 100% certain. Please comment below if you find out more info!
Apply to test out the new version & help with development here!
Everything You Need to Know About Reusable Menstrual Discs + Coupons
A few months ago I rested a reusable menstrual disc designed for mess-free period sex and I’m not alone. As word spreads about the toxic nature of disposable products and the many benefits to reusable menstrual discs they are growing in popularity.
A Reusable Menstrual Disc is a great way to have a comfortable menstrual cycle. Unlike other forms of reusable menstrual cups, a menstrual disc sits up high in the fornix and doesn’t have an uncomfortable stem. The capacity of a menstrual disc is high meaning that you can often go a long time before emptying and reinserting it, especially if you have a light flow.
What reusable menstrual discs are on the market? Here’s what’s available and where to get them!
FDA Approved Menstrual Cups + How Long Does a Menstrual Cup Last?
When searching for a menstrual cup, two things people often look for are FDA approval and how long a menstrual cup brand says it lasts for. However, these two things are not what they seem at first glance and may not represent the quality of the menstrual cup or brand reputation.
Here’s the DL on FDA Menstrual Cups and Menstrual Cup Life
Merula Cup Review
The Merula cup is a unique and intriguing menstrual cup made in Germany out of 100% medical grade silicone. The Merula cup was originally founded by Merle-Marie Forstmann when she first heard of menstrual cups in 2011 and dove into designing the Merula in 2012.
The Merula Cup is available in the classic and the Merula XL. I have been testing these cups for the past few months and want to share my experience and thoughts with you. While typically recommended in cup chat groups for low cervix users, as a high cervix cup user I’ve found this cup to be comfortable and great to wear after some trial and error.
The number of menstrual cups on the market can be overwhelming. Many brands offer two sizes, a small for persons under 30 who have not given birth and/or have a light flow. The large is typically recommended for persons over 30 who have given birth and/or have a heavy flow.
Where does that leave teens?
Luckily, there are several brands that make a cup specifically for teen users and I wanted to put them all together for you!
Here are menstrual cups for teens and information about each one available.
DivaCup has Quietly Released a Model 0 and I have one!
If you’re familiar with DivaCup, you know they have a Model 1 and a Model 2. Traditionally, the Model 1 is the small Diva and the Model 2 is the large Diva.
Everything has changed! DivaCup has quietly placed the Diva Model 0 / DivaCup Model Teen size on store shelves and people are noticing! What size is it? How does the DivaCup teen compare to the Diva Model 1 and Model 2? Read more below!
Claripharm Claricup Review – A size for everyone!
The Claripharm Claricup may possibly have a menstrual cup size for everyone! Available in 4 sizes, these deep violet cups are made in France and have a flexible stem that can be left on the cup or trimmed to meet your needs.
In addition to the huge range of sizes, Claricups have a great number of vent holes and channels that go up the sides of each cup that I believe contribute to helping form and release the cup’s seal. See my review samples below and check out how they compare to some brands you may already know.
I had sex with the ziggy cup in and here’s how it went…
When I saw the ziggy cup released by Intimina I was intrigued. In fact, I had a friend mail me one from Germany before I could purchase one in the USA! When it arrived I was surprised at the shape and a bit worried about the claim that it “sits high.” I worried it would go too high and be difficult to remove. This cup definitely has it’s own learning curve. With some practice, I’ve become pretty good at inserting it and recently talked my husband into having sex with the cup in. Here’s how that went…
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