First off, if you have a problem sticking your finger inside to push it up, theses are not for you. However, I use the ring for birth control therefore I already have to stick something inside.
It's SO much easier than I thought. They are SO compact they are smaller than the palm of your hand and you can easily bring one to the bathroom any where. The bottom has a small divit for you to put your finger when pushing it up.
Make sure you pull the string down first (I forgot to do this the first time, oops) but even if you do, it's not a big deal to reach it.
I highly recommend these, try them. They are cheaper than others, waste less and you get more in a package!