About the Sexual Orientation OCD (SO-OCD) category

Sexual Orientation OCD (SO-OCD) is a form of OCD that involves obsessive fears about one’s sexual orientation. Some examples of the compulsions and behaviors related to this type of OCD are as follows:

  • Thoughts of potentially being sexually attracted to members of the same sex, despite being of a heterosexual orientation
  • Thoughts of potentially being attracted to both men and women (bisexuality), despite being of a heterosexual orientation
  • Wanting to seek reassurance about one’s sexual orientation from others
  • Constant analyzing of how others view your sexual orientation
  • Reviewing one’s memories for any sign that might suggest one’s sexual orientation has changed over time
  • Avoiding erotica or pornography involving the same sex due to fears of having one’s sexual orientation changed

Please keep in mind that our platform is not meant for reassuring one’s compulsions or behaviors; instead, we are a community that helps and supports each other in terms of recovery.

If you would like to read more about Sexual Orientation OCD (SO-OCD), please check out this article.