Paranoia/Fear of Semen, please help

#1
I was diagnosed with OCD about a year ago but it has been the worst right now. About a month ago, I started becoming very fearful and paranoid about semen being everywhere, on my things at home, on light switches, doorknobs, everything. This is because when I masturbated, I wasn't sure if I washed my hands afterward, before touching a lightswitch. I also think that the semen could have dripped on the floor or an object. Since I think I touched the lightswitch before washing the semen off my hands, I think that the semen has spread to the lightswitch, which I then touched after washing and then touched some of my books, video games, cell phone, door knob, etc. Now, I feel that everything of mine is contaminated with semen because the semen was transfered from one object to another by me touching it. This bothers me greatly and I really need help because I don't know how to make it stop bothering me. I was wiping my objects of with antibacterial wipes but my doctor said not to wipe. I really want to wipe but there is so much that I feel is contaminated that it would be impossible to wipe it all. Help me please. I don't feel comfortable thinking I have semen on my things.
 
#4
eek!

I know the logical approach can be really hard but maybe taking baby steps in the way you think about it will help.

First realize there are other liquids that are a lot more bothersome when they get on things. Semen is clean and the stickiness goes away. And if you ever happen upon it, it is easy to clean!

Then, use your eyes to double check what your brain is telling you. You can see semen initially. So if your brain is saying it's on the doorknob take a second and look-- is there anything shiny or wet looking? If not, then you are fine! No need to wipe. I know it is hard and a lot easier to say than do, but if you can do this maybe once a day, it will start to become a habit and get easier to do.

I dunno if this helped at all but I feel ya and I hope things get better for you! They always will!

-Manda

~Positive thoughts are the key to a peaceful mind~
 

NatRad

Well-known member
#6
OK, prove to your self it is or isnt there, Buy a simple black Light, semen, and many other things get highlighted under a black light, also good for finding cat pee too, weather this will help or make your fears worse is another story, because you will see all the things that have been invisible to you. if you find it, you can clean it.

from what i remember, semen die with in seconds, of being exposed to air and loosing body temperature, essentially, all your left with is something very similar to an egg white.

a lot of things are about which are quight normal, things you shouldnt be affraid of, because you have a immunity which protects you and everybody else and has done for billions of years.
 
#7
NO black light

Um, as someone who has similar phobias....let me tell you, using a black light in my room was the worst thing you can imagine! Sometimes you clean and it still doesn't change under the light (atho it is clean). If you are having this much trouble you might wanna wait on a black light! :)
 

NatRad

Well-known member
#8
Re: NO black light

mandabear said:
Um, as someone who has similar phobias....let me tell you, using a black light in my room was the worst thing you can imagine! Sometimes you clean and it still doesn't change under the light (atho it is clean). If you are having this much trouble you might wanna wait on a black light! :)
i was thinking that might happen.
 
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