I love my SinFive Emigi but the cord was the only drawback for me as it was constantly just annoying me or getting in the way. Since many kegel exercising devices have NO string, and things getting lost in the vagina isn't nearly as risky or dangerous as other orifices, I decided to cut the cord on mine. I haven't removed it all, but it's down to about half of what it originally was. I've also found that the material its made of holds a knot in the cord really well, making it super easy to grab and pull out that way. Has anyone else removed any part of the cord on this???