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I have sexual obsessions which I've had since I was 18,Im now 23.At first I thought its ok I am not aroused but then I got worried I was.I am a girl and am always checking myself,im so very scared!

So it sounds like you are a

So it sounds like you are a female who is worried about being attracted to other females even though you are a heterosexual. Now you are worried and you are always checking yourself for signs of arousal around other women.

The worries you have are a very common symptom of OCD. The way OCD works is the more you do the compulsion the stronger the obsessions get. In this case your obsession is that you might be gay and your compulsion is checking yourself for arousal. This is why you were not worried at first, but why the obsessions grew stronger over time. The solution is to stop checking. This of course is easier said than done. If it was simply that easy to do it on your own, OCD would not be such a severe disorder. If your worries are mild you may be able to do this yourself. If it is more severe you will probably need the help of a therapist. The key is not to do the compulsions and over time your symptoms will fade. This is one of the main components of EXRP (exposure and ritual prevention), the best way to treat OCD.

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All the best,
Dr. Williams

Monnica T. Williams, Ph.D.
Clinical Psychologist specializing in OCD

Hello, Im sorry I don't think


Im sorry I don't think I explained it very well. When I was younger then yes this would be true, I had these obsessions when I was alot younger and worried I was gay.I don't worry so much about this now.

The sexual obsessions I have problems with is sexual obsessions that are deemed inappropriate with inappropraite persons. I have never hurt anyone sexually and am very distressed by these thoughts.

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