How do I know its HOCD? Typical HOCD symptoms include:
Avoiding people of your same gender due to anxiety or unwanted fears that you might be gay. Worrying that you might be sending out “signals” that will make others think you are gay. Homosexual thoughts are repulsive to you, rather than arousing. Feeling no attraction to your same sex.
What is HOCD? Abstract. Homosexual Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (HOCD) is marked by excessive fear of becoming or being homosexual. The subjects often experience intrusive, unwanted mental images of homosexual behaviour. The excessive uncontrolled thoughts/doubts are very distressing and lead to compulsions in form of checking.
How common is HOCD? 01 Sexual Orientation OCD (previously called Homosexual OCD or HOCD) is a subset in which sufferers constantly question their sexuality. It’s estimated that 10% of people with OCD have this specific subset.
What triggers HOCD? Causes & Triggers of Sexual Orientation OCD
Examples of experiences that may lead a person to become overly concerned or fixated on their sexuality include: Learning that someone close to them is gay and this news being shocking, upsetting, or unexpected, causing them to question their own sexual identity.