It's tough for sure, when you're looking at people and you have these thoughts, you keep thinking "Don't look at them inappropriately, don't look at them inappropriately." I usually just try to focus on their nose.
That is exactly what i think
You should look where ever you choose to look. Don’t limit where you look, because then you are doing compulsions. If you want to get through this ocd, you have to accept the possibility that someone may think you are looking inappropriately. If you obsess over where to look, you will just continue being enslaved by what your ocd wants from you
I have this a lot. I don’t know tbh
Thanks for sharing your current experience. I would say that you should be very proud of yourself for 1st noticing the anxiety and discomfort. This is a perfect time to as I like to say "practice" ERP. The most important part being the response prevention. When this type of situation occurs and we are in environments in which we are organically exposed to distress, use this as an opportunity to practice doing the work! Instead of asking where you should look, maybe just do what comes natural and sit with whatever discomfort arises. This allows for two things; showing yourself you can handle and tolerate it, and also letting your body know that although you feel uncomfortable you are willing to keep doing whatever it is you are doing and getting on with your day! This is the foundation!