Re: Making a loop tape for exposure
I had the gay ocd and the exposure thing did work for me. I didnt do it with the tape though. Everytime I had those thoughts coming into my mind, I kept telling myself, yes, I am gay, God made me this way, and I can't help it. So i might as well get used to it, and cope with it, because I dont want to spend the rest of my life feeling miserable. So I kinda accepted that I was gay, and slowly, the anxiety decreased to the point where I was able to treat my problem more calmly. So as the anxiety went down, I stoppped worrying about the problem so much, because the gay problem became just another problem in my life. So I stopped paying attention to the gay thoughts involuntarely, and I slowly realized that I'm not gay, and I am convinced now that I am not gay. So I would say the road to conquering these fears is to be willing to the conquer them, and it takes a lot of will. accept that u are gay (although u're not), and expose urself to a gay "life". in the long run, u will realize that is not for u. (and this is not to offend any gay people, as I dont have anything against being gay, at least after what I went through)
Last edited by alex86; 08-17-2004 at 03:02 PM.