Does anyone have HOCD?
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I have HOCD and its so freaking annoying :(
I have always wanted to be straight and have always loved guys! My brain can be so retarded...

Does anyone else have this problem??? Has anyone gotten rid of it?
The only thing I can think of is when you get a boyfriend all those thoughts just vanish! I haven't had BF in a long time.... Not that I haven't wanted one I just haven't found the right one....



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btw Homosexual OCD (“HOCD”) is a specific subtype of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) that involves recurrent sexual obsessions and intrusive doubts about one’s sexual orientation.
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Strange. This must be a newer phenomena...
Before this, I have only heard of OCD. I believe I have a mild case of it regarding hoarding.
I am also quite picky about how things appear at times (fixing crooked things, number of items etc).

Regarding HOCD...that's just out there. It sounds a little too bizarre to be true, but I guess it is.
I think that it may be perpetuated by that profound phobia regarding your orientation, though.
Phobias are, as you know, wholly irrational fears. Some are more rational than others, but they are mostly nonsense.
Being deathly afraid of homosexuality for oneself may be due to how you were raised, too...
given that some societies really punish it. I am comfortable with my orientation as a heterosexual.
I have been eyed up by males on occasion and don't feel unusual about it. Now then, when direct action,
such as contact of an innocent but ulterior nature comes into play, that pushes it a little bit. Know what I mean?
I've always told those who are gay or bi-sexual that I don't mind, so long as they don't try to do things with me,
like they would with others. (This includes females, when I am dating or otherwise in engaged in a relationship).

There is another fact that may actually arise out of this...perhaps you are actually attracted to both sexes?
I would say that a healthy amount of those who would identify as gay may also be bi-sexual, they just don't investigate.
The same could probably be said of heterosexuals, that quite a few could be considered "bi-curious" or so.
As for myself, I don't actually harbor any attraction to males whatsoever, so I know that's not the case.
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It must be very hard for you and all my sympathies are with you. The only thing I do know is.. Check from your parents if you are intersexual.

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That's funny.
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If you look online there are several people with this. I know Im straight and my parents know I am too... I just have those thoughts... Annoying as freaking crap. It may be just bi-Curious i've heard that before too.
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That's funny.


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I have never heard about this till now.
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I've had the opposite paranoia before. Mine stems from my anxiety disorder though. I worry compulsively about almost everything. When I've gotten over a particular worry/paranoia, my mind just comes up with a new one.
Posted 10/6/12

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(btw look HOCD up if u don't kno what it is)


You don't say. Or maybe I'll just make my own definition. Homosexuality on cool down. Excellent.
Posted 10/6/12
just putting this out there

Kissing your same sex friend at a night club all because you're drunk
doesn't mean you've officially become homosexual or bisexual... or even bicurious.

It makes you dumb.

Make that choice sober.

I just got in, it's 6am and I had this discussion with a couple of stupid drunk girls tonight.
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http://www.steveseay.com/hocd-homosexual-ocd-sexual-orientation/

http://www.ocdtypes.com/


Homosexual OCD (“HOCD”) is a specific subtype of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) that involves recurrent sexual obsessions and intrusive doubts about one’s sexual orientation.

Huh, never knew it existed. I may have a form of OCD but I don't have HOCD. Then again, maybe I don't have a form of OCD.



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One of my brothers has OCD and a lot of it stems from lack of self-confidence or resolute security in one's choices/decisions/perceptions.

In other words, if you're lacking confidence about your sexual orientation, rather than focus on the sexual part you should probably try to resolve the root of the issue, which is your confidence.

For some reason you aren't convinced or secure in how you perceive yourself sexually which leads to the what if questions of "am I gay?" "Do I have sexual feelings towards other girls?" "I thought I was straight but now it's confusing and I'm not so sure."

Your mind's logic is saying one thing, but your emotions are saying another, while your body's sexual response is saying something else entirely. Just need to get all three on the same page, and imo that's belief in yourself (confidence).
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Auba9 wrote:

I have HOCD and its so freaking annoying :(
I have always wanted to be straight and have always loved guys! My brain can be so retarded...

Does anyone else have this problem??? Has anyone gotten rid of it?
The only thing I can think of is when you get a boyfriend all those thoughts just vanish! I haven't had BF in a long time.... Not that I haven't wanted one I just haven't found the right one....



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btw Homosexual OCD (“HOCD”) is a specific subtype of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) that involves recurrent sexual obsessions and intrusive doubts about one’s sexual orientation.


Being a teenager is definitely not easy. There is so much happening physiologically and it is tough to process. This of course is one of those instances where "there is nothing new under the sun"

Let me pull out my music history geek hat for right now. When Berlioz composed his Symphonie Fantastique, there was a book that had been published concerning youth and the roller coaster of emotions they go through during adolescence. It pretty much states that we as adolescents have all these new chemicals awakening these new pathways in our brains to prepare us to reach maturity. As we become bombarded by these new chemicals we become overwhelmed sometimes with everything that is happening to us.

I suggest talking to someone who specializes in adolescent counseling. Talking to someone who will listen and not judge is very helpful and will help you lessen your frustration.
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