I started my period today and I think I'm going to have the same issue this time because when I went to check the position of my cup a little while ago, I could barely touch the end of the stem with my pointer finger. No amount of squatting, kegels, or pushing has helped to bring the cup within grasping range. I don't know if my vagina has gotten longer or what but this is frustrating!
I really like using menstrual cups for various reasons and don't want to have to give up on them...so today I ordered a large MeLuna with a ring stem. I am planning to tie a piece of ribbon to the stem and use it to hopefully bring the cup to where I can actually reach and remove it on my own. But who knows...maybe the MeLuna will "ride" differently and I won't need the string at all. I will report back after I try it out!