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Ocd about pregnancy

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Alice07Hatter

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Hi everyone,
I'm new to this website and signed up because I need some advice to do with my ocd.
I have a massive fear of getting pregnant from situations such as touching something wet on a surface and then freaking out that if I go to the toilet for example without washing my hands I could get pregnant. There are many more ways I think of but that's just an example.

The issue I have now is I travel a lot and I sat down on one of the seats on the train and there was something I touched as I went to pick up my phone from the seat. It looked plasticy and was yellow/see through. So my first thought is this is a condom. I look at it closer (stupid thing to do but I needed to prove it wasn't) as I look closer it only makes me feel worse because it looks like the tip of the condom shuved down the side of the seat.
Now of course I'm worried because my phone, clothes where I was sitting and hand has touched this thing which I believe is a used condom. I'm on my way to do an exam so I can't go home and have a shower. So I'm so scared to now go toilet because I'm worried that I've got semen on me from the condom and I'm going to get pregnant if I go toilet or if I was my hands then touch my phone I'll have to wash my hands again.

I'm in an amazing relationship and my partner supports me with all my worries but it's getting to much. It's every time I go out, touch something or go near someone. I had a massive fear of blood when my ocd first started but I have a long time of cbt which helped me a lot but I've not been going for a year and it's starting to take over my life again.

So if anyone worries about anything similar or has any advice I would really appreciate it a lot.

Can you get pregnant from the things I worry about? By touching a condom then touching myself e.g. When getting changed or going toilet etc.

Thanks everyone.
 
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Myheadhurts

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I don't think you have anything to worry about but if it would help you to ask those questions to a doctor or nurse than go for it! I have all kinds of little worries that I deal with almost daily, all or almost all are unrealistic to worry about, but I still wash my hands to much and try to avoid touching to many things in public. Its a pain because I'm healthy and young so that sort of stuff shouldn't bother me but I'm always a little paranoid unless I'm manic.
 
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Alice07Hatter

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Thank you so much for your reply. It helps to hear theres probably nothing to worry about! I have spoke to a doctor and nurse before and they've said that its really difficult to get pregnant through intercouse and unless you have intercorse you won't get pregnant but that doesn't help the what ifs.

I'm sorry to hear that you struggle so everyday, I understand how difficult it can be sometimes and find that talking to someone usually helps a lot. I have the same problem with washing my hands too much and spending to much time doing compulsive behaviours which are usually for an impossible thought.
 
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