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      Greetings everyone so I’m a 23 year old female I’ve got a job working at an elementary school. I love it a lot really enjoy my job it’s only temporary as I’m still in college. I’m pretty sure I have undiagnosed POCD I haven’t went to get an accurate diagnosis with the whole health care situation I have. But I just question myself and wonder should i really be working around children?? I find myself checking a lot of the time if I’m attracted to this child. I also have a lot of sexual thoughts in my mind while working and BTW THESE THOUGHTS ARE NOT ABOUT THE KIDS! I do know about sexual intrusive thoughts and while I do struggle with those sometimes it’s not this case.There is this guy I work with who’s somewhat attractive I find myself fantasizing a lot about him. But I think to myself if people knew what was going on on my head i could be  fired or worse thrown in prison. Working with children though about the sexual intrusive thoughts regarding what I hope is POCD (I can’t live with myself if I’m actually a p) is tough sometimes but I try and power through it and discard the nasty thoughts that involve children. (I even hate to type that out as it truly sounds creepy and disgusting).

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