recently i found out about the existence of cups, they are really hard to get here in Colombia and there is not much variety.
even so, the one thing i always had in mind was the fact that i have been riding horses since i was 7 (i am 25 now), and i found in several places that this particular sport really strengthens your pc muscles and that this can make it hard to open a cup. the second thing i had in mind is the fact that i'm a vet, and this means i'm running, crouching, jumping, squatting, climbing...and so on during most of the day! which was a big concern at the time of picking the right cup
after a lot of research i decided to get one and give it a try, but i must admit, it was a horrible decision to make since there are so many options. i finally found the melunas and was very intrigued about the sport type. however, there is so little information about them that i was feeling very reluctant about them.
i decided to contact meluna directly and they were very nice answering all my questions. even so, i was terrified about the fact that they are supposed to be the hardest ones out there, and being my first cup i was very scared to buy one and then find it to be too uncomfortable.
i finally made my decision and bought a sport meluna size m, so far i have only had a dry run, but there are some things i would like to share: first of all, you can feel its firmness, but it's not horribly hard, which was my main concern. second, everywhere i read, it said that the sport meluna would open up easily no matter what, which i must say is false! (this is how i found out how strong my pc muscles are! i never imagined riding horses could have such an effect on them!), i needed at least 4 tries before i could open it properly, and running my finger around it proved to be a challenge as well!, thing is, i finally did it! third, i would never recommend a stem type cup to someone that practices this sport, i got the ball end style and tried it and i could sometimes feel the end of the ball, so stem type is a huge no-no! apart from that, i never felt it. finally, removing it proved to be even a bigger challenge, but i wasn't too worried since i had already read this was probably the hardest thing to do when trying a cup for the first time, and i must admit, it was easier than i expected, meluna sports are supposed to be the hardest ones to remove...and reading so much about first time experiences i was prepared for hell! however, i believe that my first time experience was pretty 'normal' for the general standards.
right now i'm waiting to get my period and see how it goes, i'm very intrigued to find out if it will leak or not, having to wear white breeches during horse shows is my worst nightmare and the main reason i decided to try cups. i'll let you know how it goes, i'm sure i cannot be the only one out there looking for these answers! =D