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Old 01-26-2011, 03:15 PM   #1
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Has anyone else experienced these thoughts?

Although I've never been officially diagnosed with OCD, countless things throughout my life, as well as the fact that my dad has OCD, have led me to believe that I have it. Anyways, lately I've had a few intrusive thoughts that have been driving me crazy, primarily one, and they're much more intense than they used to be. Basically, the thought that I'm gay or that others think I'm gay continuously enters my mind, and although it isn't as intense as it used to be (October-November), it still lingers throughout my mind on a daily basis. It is so ******* frustrating because I know I'm not gay; I've liked girls my entire life and literally get obsessed with some girls, and have never felt attraction to men in any way. I'm a teenager and, as all teens do, I look at straight porn and enjoy it (Just to further prove it, haha). Even so, the thought still enters my mind and it's almost as if it's trying to convince me that despite my past, I might be gay or others think I am. There's literally nothing I can do about it and it drives me crazy, and although the intensity of the thoughts and how much they bother me have decreased as I've grown used to it, I'd still like to know if anyone knows where I'm coming from. Any comments would be great. Thanks.

 
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Old 01-28-2011, 05:20 AM   #2
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Re: Has anyone else experienced these thoughts?

I have just started therapy for OCD (and anxiety and depression). My therapist gave me a book to ready called "Getting Control". It is a wonderful book. It gave me a lot of insight. The book talks about thinking your gay, when you really aren't, as an obsession. It is amazing at the things we can obsess about. So, even though it is not one of my obsessions, it sounds like that is yours based on what I have read.
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Old 03-08-2011, 04:17 AM   #3
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Re: Has anyone else experienced these thoughts?

hi just read your post i have the same problem and its driving me ******* CRAZY. its seams that its got worse i and i dont no what to do, im going to a syciatris soon so will try to get medication or SOMETHING to stop it . did you find eney way to stop this crazyness.

 
Old 03-09-2011, 06:02 PM   #4
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Re: Has anyone else experienced these thoughts?

Thanks a lot for the response. And I didn't really find a specific "way" of stopping the thoughts, but they've definitely toned down a lot in the past few weeks/month simply because I know it just doesn't matter. I still get uncomfortable, usually, when stuff about gay people is brought up, but I really don't have the intrusive thoughts anymore. My advice would be to just try your hardest to acknowledge the thoughts and basically try and laugh at the stupidity behind it. You know you're not gay, so why the **** would you bother letting thoughts about people thinking you are bother you? That's what really helped me, so hopefully it'll help you out. Good luck man.

 
Old 03-10-2011, 06:58 AM   #5
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Re: Has anyone else experienced these thoughts?

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Thanks a lot for the response. And I didn't really find a specific "way" of stopping the thoughts, but they've definitely toned down a lot in the past few weeks/month simply because I know it just doesn't matter. I still get uncomfortable, usually, when stuff about gay people is brought up, but I really don't have the intrusive thoughts anymore. My advice would be to just try your hardest to acknowledge the thoughts and basically try and laugh at the stupidity behind it. You know you're not gay, so why the **** would you bother letting thoughts about people thinking you are bother you? That's what really helped me, so hopefully it'll help you out. Good luck man.
nice1 man its good to no im not the only one thinkin this messed up ****.

 
Old 03-10-2011, 05:46 PM   #6
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Re: Has anyone else experienced these thoughts?

i lol'd at your post, yeah..i have something similar as well and despite the fact i know 100% im straight, things come up

 
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