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I have a serious problem, and this is it: I worry WAY too much. It isn't about just anything though, its mainly about getting pregnant. I am NOT sexually active, and I know I do NOTHING that could possibly get me pregnant, but I still worry. I sometimes have to change underwear five times a day because it fell on the floor and I am afriad there is sperm everywhere! I can't possibly get pregnant from anything, but I am still scared and worried. Even if I have a wet spot on my pants from a drink or something I have to change them because for some strange reason I think it is sperm! I don't understand why I have this strange fear! I've tried to tell my mom about it, but I think she'll think I'm weird because of it. Can anyone please help me? I don't know whether this is serious or not, I just want to stop worrying about something that I know will never happen to me because I am NOT sexually active and I do NOTHING that could get me pregnant! I don't even have a boyfriend! Please help.

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John Doe
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While I am not a shrink, it sounds to me like possible obsessive compulsive disorder or OCD. That is treatable by a combination of therapy and perscription drugs. i would strongly advise you to see a shrink about it. Only a psychiatrast or psycologist would be able to really make the diagnosis.
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Def sounds like something psychological. You're completely aware that you are at no risk of becoming pregnant; you're not performing ANY sexual acts, you know that it's completely normal for certain fluids to exit your own body... and,well, something spilling on your pants is most definitely not sperm!

As embarassing as it may sound, talking to someone about it might help a lot. It could be something like OCD. You can read more about it here -->
and if it's at all possible, RELAX. Breathe. You're at ZERO risk, and have absolutely nothing to worry about.

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Thank you both very much for responding to my letter. I went to the website you recommended, Lilnerd, and took a quiz to see whether or not I was OCD. The test came up positive to OCD tendancies, so my mother arranged for me to see a psychiatrast in the next week. Thank you again for your help, with out it I might never have realized this.

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Chic495, I have OCD! If it turns out that you DO have OCD, feel free to contact me to talk at any time. My ICQ number is 113412037, or "SocksAreOppressive", if you don't have ICQ. I'm also on a lot of support groups, so I could give you some information. Either way, keep us all posted!


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Hope everything turns out good.

And in the future when refering to a psychologist please dont say shrink. It can offend ppl including me! Thanks!

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I think that you have some psychological problems! Maybe you were abused or something when you were older, I dunno but I suggest that u seek therapy or counseling or your fear and constant worrying will never be cured.


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Chic495.. I'm sitting here in hysterical tears because you're going through EXACTLY what I have been going through for the past year and a half... I know it sounds bad, but it makes me feel so great to know that I'm not the only one, I have exactly the same fears as you.. underwear drops on the floor, it goes into the laundry basket, get a drink spilled on the pants, goes into the laundry.. I already posted a larger more detailed version of my story on the support groups section under "Obsessive Compulsive Disorder", and I didn't read this thread before I posted.. I can't thank you enough for sharing, and I can't thank Scarleteen enough for enabling this message board to give someone like me hope like this... Thank you!!

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Hey Roxy. We're not encouraged to give out contact information for our own safety on this site.

I'm not an advocate so I can't edit your post, though! Please do so.

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I know how you feel, I have OCD too, but for other reasons other than that. (PS: I used to be Chic495, changed my name). It's a scary thing, because now it's affecting my relationship with my boyfriend and my self confidence and feelings of actual sanity. I don't know whats going on with me nowadays. But I hope things work out for you, don't give up.


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hey! just last year i had ocd too. and while i was worried about everything(like not saying goodnite or dying or ANYTHING) i also had the EXACT same thing you worried about! i had never even KISSED a guy but i was so scared i would be pregnant somehow. i also had to wash my hands so many times a day they got all dry and would bleed sometimes from being dry. before i told anyone about it i thought i was going crazy or that i was possessed! but i went to a pychcatrist and got on prozac. if you think you have ocd, go to one! and medicine (properly prescribed)can help sooo much! just writing to tell yall that it isnt weird and you arent going insane, and you can get stuff to help.

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