How to deal with sexual dreams about a friend. Advice from a therapist
Learn more about dreams, why you may be so concerned over yours, and how you can get help.Learn more
Do intrusive thoughts during climax mean anything?
Learn what causes intrusive thoughts—particularly during intimate experiences—and how to get help if they impact your life.Learn more
Is it wrong to be turned on by violence? A therapist’s take
Let’s dive into the difference between fantasy and true desire and the reason why you might be so worried about being turned on by violence.Learn more
Dreams about sexual assault: Do they mean anything?
Sexual assault is among the most immoral behaviors one can think of—but be wary of interpreting disturbing dreams as significant.Learn more
Is it normal to question my sexuality for years? A therapist weighs in
I know how frustrating it can be to have persistent uncertainty, doubt, and confusion about your sexuality. Here's what you should know, from an expert.Learn more
I’m turned on by furry porn. Does that mean I’m attracted to animals?
Fantasies are safe ways to explore your sexuality, but OCD has a way of twisting your thoughts in ways that are untrue and harmful.Learn more
Intrusive thoughts about rape—do they actually mean anything?
These disturbing thoughts can become completely overwhelming. You're not alone, and you don't have to live in fear of your own thoughts.Learn more
Fears about incest – What do they mean?
Incest OCD involves intrusive and unwanted sexual thoughts, images, or urges about family members that cause distress or anxiety, as well as compulsions to manage or eliminate this anxiety.Learn more
I watched incest porn. Is there something wrong with me? What therapists say
Sexual fantasies do not necessarily indicate something you want to happen in real life—but some may be especially distressing. Here's what you can do. Learn more
“I’m scared I have an unwanted kink or fetish. What can I do?” Here’s what experts say
Feeling anxious about an unwanted kink or fetish? Discover effective steps and expert guidance to address your concerns and find peace of mind.Learn more
If I like lolicon, does it mean I’m a pedophile? A therapist’s view
It's crucial to emphasize that fantasy remains distinct from action, or even from other kinds of desire. Learn more
Why do I have sexist intrusive thoughts? A therapist explains
Intrusive thoughts are, by nature, out of alignment with one’s values—but nevertheless, they can feel extremely worrying and shameful.Learn more
I’m afraid I’m attracted to a family member. What can I do?
As a therapist, I’ve worked with many people who have this fear, and I’ve helped them uncover the reason behind it.Learn more
Worried about getting unwanted erections? You’re not alone
Unwanted erections are unavoidable. But for some, fear and worry about these normal occurrences can become extremely distressing.Learn more
I’m always worried that my condom will break. What can I do?
Fear of an unplanned pregnancy, or spreading or contracting an STI, can become all-consuming and negatively impact people's lives in several ways. Learn more
What does it mean if you’re having same-sex dreams? A therapist’s advice
If you’re finding dreams and doubts distressing, you should know that a same-sex dream is very unlikely to be an true indicator of your sexuality.Learn more
What is my sexuality? A therapist’s advice on trying to figure it out
I’ve worked with plenty of patients who feel deep distress over doubts about their sexuality. Learn some of the reasons why, and what you can do about it.Learn more
Can I trust myself around children? A therapist’s advice
We'll explain why intrusive thoughts and obsessions about sexually harming children do not reflect OCD sufferers' true desires or values.Learn more
How can I deal with unwanted sexual dreams? Advice from a therapist
Let’s explore the real nature of sexual dreams, and discuss how you can find relief in your waking and sleeping hours alike.Learn more
Can watching porn be a compulsion in SO-OCD?
Discover why watching porn might be compulsive, how you can learn if your own behaviors are SO-OCD compulsions, and what you can do.Learn more
Masturbating makes me feel guilty or afraid. What can I do?
As a therapist who treats OCD, I’ve learned that for some people, fears about masturbation can become overwhelming.Learn more
Fear of Sex: Is it OCD, Erotophobia, Genophobia, or something else?
Is your fear of sex related to OCD, Erotophobia, or Genophobia? Learn the difference and how exposure therapy can help overcome it.Learn more
Fears about Bestiality
Repeated thoughts or fears about sexual attraction or actions involving animals may be a sign of bestiality-themed OCD.Learn more
Fear of being a bad person
OCD focused on fear of being a bad person involves recurrent, persistent, unwanted and intrusive thoughts or images about being a bad person.Learn more
Fears about magical impregnation
Magical impregnation fears in OCD involve concerns about getting pregnant or getting someone else pregnant despite lack of sexual intercourse.Learn more
Fears about polygamy
If you’re experiencing recurrent intrusive fears about intentionally or unintentionally engaging in acts of polygamy, it may be OCD.Learn more
What if I’m really a child predator?
If you’re experiencing recurrent intrusive thoughts involving a worry or fear that you could be a child predator, it may be a sign of OCD.Learn more
I can’t stop thinking about molesting a child family member
If you're experiencing thoughts about molesting a child family member, it may be a sign that you have OCD. Learn more
I have images of sexually assaulting my child and others
If you’re having intrusive thoughts or images of child sexual assault, it may be a sign that you have POCD, a subtype of OCD.Learn more
Fears about being transgender
Trans OCD, fear of being transgender, causes people to fixate and obsess on any thoughts or feelings that cause doubt about gender identity.Learn more
Fear of becoming a pedophile
If you have obsessive fear of becoming a pedophile or rapist, it may be a sign that you have Pedophilia OCD or POCD.Learn more
Fear of Sexual Perversion
Fear of sexual perversion, common in OCD, is recurrent unwanted thoughts/images pertaining to sexual behaviors outside of societal norms.Learn more
Fears about homosexuality
Homosexual OCD includes having obsessions surrounding the uncertainty of attraction or potential attraction to people of the same gender.Learn more
Fears about being straight
It can be Straight OCD if you don't identify as heterosexual, but experience intrusive thoughts about attraction towards the opposite gender.Learn more