Pocd making me doubt everything

26 July 2019 - 4:01

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Yesterday I decided to take a quiz online testing me for pedophilia. The quiz showed a picture of a litle girl and it asked if I found it arousing or not and instead of immediately answering no I had to actually sit and think about it. On top of that I got a groinal response which made me question it even more and now I'm anxious as to why I questioned it in the first place. It's like I should be confident in my answer but instead of immediately answering no I had to think about whether or not it was arousing and now I feel like a bad person for even questioning it. I don't know what to do anymore and I honestly just need some advice and help from people.

This post has been thanked 1 time. 29 July 2019 - 20:53

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Hey! That was a terrible way to expect people to answer questions. Ocd is the doubting disease so of course you end up doubting! But the answer is this- the fact youv came on here worrying over this speaks for itself. i have been through this so i no how u feel. check out my posts hopefully they will help!!
Your not a pedophile !

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Like dazzling star said, OCD is the disease of doubt. People with OCD are rarely confident about any of our thoughts, if we were we'd not have OCD in the first place. 

Do not take tests, do not question or look for reasons why you could or couldn't be a pedophile. This is POCD, it's your theme. Live parallel to the thoughts, it's hard but it's the only way to move past it.

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I agree with dazzling star and Matilda. OCD's main weapon is doubt, and groinal response is the reality component it tries to force upon you. Stay strong, just don't react to it and it gets better.

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