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thisgirl sprinkles
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A few months ago had a pregnancy scare and then I found that wasn't and ever since then I freak out over the littlest things and I think I'm pregnant all the time and I just found out I got OCD and also I have a fear of sperm being every where. which is really stressful on me because I have to wash my hands all the time and I put on so much hand sanitizer gets on my nerves. And I cry all the t time. I am now seeing a psychiatrist I still feel bad sometimes and a few minutes ago the back of my pants got a little wet but I'm not sure from what in my mind automatically assume it's sperm and since I live with my brotherand and dad I get super scared. I know these thoughts are irrational but again I have ocd. I was wearing yoga pants when I felt them moist so they are pretty thin and it was on the very bottom of my butt. Im just really scared and I don't know what to do anymore. Please help.
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Hi Cristina,

If you'll look around here, we have a lot of articles (like this one! Can I Get Pregnant, or Get or Pass On an STI From That?) that discuss how pregnancy can happen; what you're describing just isn't one of those ways. Maybe reading that article I linked and doing some more searches for articles about pregnancy on our site will help calm those fears a bit.

People who produce semen don't generally ejaculate all over the place, leaving semen around for other people to accidentally touch or brush up against. And even if they did, that sort of contact still wouldn't cause pregnancy.

Since you've recently had an OCD diagnosis and are seeing a psychiatrist, that's going to be your best source of support for these persistent fears. If you haven't specifically mentioned your pregnancy fears to them, I'd do that the next time you go in, so you can work with your psychiatrist to see how to best manage those fears.

[ 08-16-2013, 09:39 PM: Message edited by: Molias ]

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