The more unpleasant part was getting it out! I had a terrible time!! I could barely grab the end of it and I was able to shift it back and forth but the suction was so strong that it took me an unbelievable amount of time to remove it. (when i put it in I tried to get it to sit lower but once it opened up it kind of got 'sucked in') so i don't know if it was too high but it was very hard to keep a hold on the end and pinch it and pull it out.
Now I'm so sore from trying to get it out that Ive decided to wait until my next cycle to try again. I'm feeling frustrated but am willing to stick with it. It sounds like it works so well for so many and I understand It will get easier. My first attempt to remove it was awful.