Quick question, are you on SSRIs or another antidepressant? Those can sometimes affect libido (sex drive).
How did u overcome the thoughts and feelings ur changed and how u get attraction back to the Opposite sex
Yes please let us know ^^
I ain’t a therapist, but you may just need some time to heal mentally. I used to have some themes around sex, that I eventually overcame, but it still took about a year after that to become comfortable with the idea of dating again. It was also just part of growing up for me too.
i feel like i don’t care about the theme i had before though. i haven’t had an intrusive thought about it in a couple months.
@lmaocd🍓🥰 How u recovered
@Sven erp! everyday a few minutes of it
@lmaocd🍓🥰 Hmm yeah idk. I overcame my themes (the compulsions, and also did lots of new things so it would make me stop ruminating and take my mind off of it. From that point I didn’t care about my themes and my life was healthy, but I still needed time to get back to reality since my disease took me out of it. That’s just my experience though
What u did Whit the thoughts u didn't love the Opposite sex anymore. And what u did with thought of feeling like u want to kiss same sex and feel attraction to Them etc. Van u explain Erp for us
i stopped reacting to my thoughts about liking a certain gender. when i would get those thoughts i would ignore them n move on. erp is exposure response therapy if u click on the app here it will explain it to u. it’s doing exercises like writing down “i am attracted to this person” then reading it over and over without doing compulsions or thinking it’s true until u don’t feel anxious.
What are the compulsions u had to quit
Hi there! Thank you so much for reaching out on here. I am not an OCD expert, but I have experienced SOO CD as well. Definitely not fun, and I’m glad that you have it under control right now. Try not to put pressure on yourself to feel arousal at this time. Let yourself and your brain do its thing and process how it needs to. I can tell you for certain though, that you are definitely not broken. I’ve felt that before, but OCD does not make us a broken person. Keep up the hard work, you’re doing a great job!