I can barely touch the tip of the cup I have to really work to get my finger AND my thumb on it and then it is too slippery to hold. I tried using my finger nails on the ridges, but that doesn't work and now I have painful scratches. I'm bearing down and reaching as high as I can. Seems like it's just getting farther up there. I've tried toilet and standing with my leg propped up. I have back problems which makes this whole process extra painful.
Now I'm leaking around this thing so It's insult added to injury. If I wanted an uncomfortable, leaking option, I'd have settled for a different tampon. At least I could remove it.