- Dec 16, 2018
Edit: for what it’s worth, I also got erect a couple of times when I compared with an average looking similarly aged woman.
So you’re saying that I’m attracted to my mother, but I wouldn’t act on those thoughts? That’s disturbing.If you find the thought of acting out on these thoughts repulsive like you described before and you get anxiety from the thought of acting out on them than you need to just ignore them for the noise that they are.
Look at it this way we are animals too at the end of the day as another poster just noted by bringing up dogs. What separates us from most of them is our ability to form our own culture, ethics and language. I am no evolutionary scientist by any means , but if I was to hazard a guess we along with most species have evolved over time to find incest repulsive primarily because inbreeding doesn’t produce the healthiest babies thus jeopardizing the survival of our species.
let’s just say you never knew your mother and then one day you found her without knowing she was your mom and you were physically attracted to her would you think about it or second guess things? No you wouldn’t you’d just see an attractive woman. So then why would it be shocking to think that you could look at your mother in the present or in the past and think she’s good looking? It’s the knowledge that it’s your mother that repulses you or causes anxiety and that is what prevents you from acting on anything.
If you want to interpret it that way you can, but no that’s not what I’m saying. I’m sayingSo you’re saying that I’m attracted to my mother, but I wouldn’t act on those thoughts? That’s disturbing.
I’m worried about the latter because I’m afraid that that isn’t valid, because I’m constantly questioning if it’s true that Im not sexually interested in my mother, due to these new concerns I have from rituals.What’s more disturbing thinking your mother is fit or in good shape or has nice legs and letting the thought come and go never paying any mind to it or thinking anything of it or having an incestuous relationship with your mother? It is quite clear that the latter is more disturbing to you as you just admitted to me so why be so preoccupied with all this?
I understand this. I have OCD. What I’m doing is just framing things in a different way to show you that just because you can think something it doesn’t mean that’s what you want or what you are going to do. At the end of the day CBT is what you need to practice. I’m not spiritual, but I’d also look into reading about Buddhism and religions and philosophies like that that practice mediating and mindfully detaching from one’s own thoughts. They might be of use to you along the way.I’m worried about the latter because I’m afraid that that isn’t valid, because I’m constantly questioning if it’s true that Im not sexually interested in my mother, due to these new concerns I have from rituals.
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