so there it is, applicator and stringy thing
put your thumb and middle finger on the ridged part of the applicator like so
put the applicator near your vagina like so. the water bottle is your vagina. use your imagination. (sorry for my face i had to use my mouth to hold the water bottle)
insert the tampon into your vagina until your middle and index fingers touch the entrance to your vagina (MAY be slight discomfort, SHOULD NOT HURT. lube is optional.)
put your index finger on the long part like so
and push your index finger against the long part, which will push the cotton part further into your vagina
your middle finger and thumb should still be on the ridged part of the applicator. gently pull the tampon out of your vagina by the ridged part. (i didnt get a picture of this bc i fricked up)
ta da! the tampon is now in the vagina. when you want to take it out, pull the string to remove.