Something that has really helped me with my OCD. Arousal doesn’t determine your sexuality. It’s who you want to be with, holding their hand, being close with, seeing a future with. Just because something “arouses” you doesn’t mean that’s fact of what you want. Our brains respond to sexually relevant content. It doesn’t care about our values or what we want. OCD just takes this and takes the thoughts as facts. We were never taught that thoughts don’t mean anything or that arousal may not align.
I hope this helps and have a beautiful Sunday 💛