Dear 43 Things Users,

10 years after introducing 43 Things to the world, we have decided we have met our last goal: completing the incredible experience that has been 43 Things. Please join us in giving one last cheer to all the folks who have shared their goals with the world, as well as all the people who have worked at The Robot Co-op to build this incredible website. We won a Webby Award, published a book, and brought happiness to a lot of people.

Starting today, 43 Things users can export their goals and entries from the site. Starting August 15, we will make the site “read only”. 43 Things users will still be able to view the site and export their content, but we won’t be taking any new content from users. We hope to leave the site up for folks to see and download their content until the end of the year. Ending on New Year’s Eve takes us full circle.

It has been a long ride (one of our original goals was to "build a company that lasts at least 2 years” - we beat that one!) While we wish the site could live on, it has suffered from a number of challenges - changes in how people use the site, the advertising industry, and how search engines view the site. We wish the outcome was different – but we’ve always been realistic about when our goals are met and when they aren't.

As of today, you will be able to download your goals and entries. See more about that on the FAQ page. Thanks for 10 great years of goal-setting and achieving.

- The Robots.

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overcome vaginismus
I did it!

I’d been working on this goal since sometime in May when I first discovered I had an issue. I’ve never had many problems with tampons or anything- a bit of pain here and there but that was it. However, intercourse turned out to be absolute agony. I did a bit of research online and diagnosed myself. And later went to a doctor and she confirmed it.
I didn’t make too much of an attempt at fixing it at first- I wanted to, but I didn’t have much patience for the pain of dilators and the like. About a month ago I started using dilators regularly every night for at least an hour before going to sleep.
I actually used vibrators instead of a dilator set specifically for vaginismus. Started out around one inch and moved up in size about 1/4 inch with each one until 2 inches.
I personally think vibrators are a better option because the massaging tends to relax muscles.
Anyway, the realization that I’d overcome it came as an absolute surprise to me. I just figured I’d give sex another go and to my surprise there was absolutely no pain! I was giddy! Tried again the next morning and yet another success! Later in the week I popped the 2 inch dilator in pain free.
I’m completely thrilled to say the least. Anyway, I wish everyone the best of luck and a boatful of patience!


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