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Mariisita
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Hi, for the past couple months I have become paranoid from this irrational fear I have of sperm being everywhere and me having a pregnancy risk. I don't do anything sexual but I don't know why I come to think that. I can't live a normal life because I'm scared to touch anything and I must clean everything and wash my hands all the TIME! I'm really frustrated with this and I tried to tell myself it is okay but I still worry. I'm scared to pet my dog because of fear she's dirty and I can't touch doorknobs and light switches because I'm also scared. I'm scared of using the rr if I don't wash my hands first or changing clothes if I don't wash them. I HAVE to wash my hands if I put on shoes or take them off. I don't want people coming to my room because I feel like they will get things dirty. I'm scared to do my laundry. Please help. I don't want to continue being so paranoid!!
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Robin Lee
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Hi Mariisita and welcome to scarleteen,


I'm sorry to hear that you are struggling so much right now. It sounds like you're really unhappy, understandably so.
What you're describing is a mental health concern that you need to see a healthcare professional about. You could start by seeing your doctor, or start directly by seeing a therapist.

Do you have a doctor you see regularly for checkups or if you get sick? That would be a good place to start. If not, we can help you find healthcare in your area.

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Robin

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