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Old 03-24-2020, 03:02 PM   #1
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So I'll start this out with what stuff I deal with in my day to day life. Im a 18 year old male and I have been diagnosed officially with ASD and Anxiety and take meds for my Anxiety. I am pretty sure but not officially diagnosed with OCD and ADHD or ADD.

This has been a persistent worry for a while but it has just gotten worse and worse and I needed to get some advice. It all started when I started masturbating to cartoon children, not real, when I was around 14 (the pictures depicted 12 ish year olds give or take). I knew it was wrong and hid it from everyone. I just lately got into a relationship and it was discovered what I had been doing. I would never do anything to a kid, I dont want to hurt anyone and I hate that these thoughts exist in my head. Just today though I had to reach out. A discussion came up with my boyfriend about one of the images I had used and the thought was already in my head. I was working and saw a kid on his bike (prob 8 years old) and instantly started worrying if I was due to it being on my mind from the earlier discussion. That's all I really have to say I just want advice I don't really expect any answers. if anyone has resources they would be greatly appreciated as well.

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Old 03-24-2020, 09:03 PM   #2
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Hello Kookyman: Thank you for bringing your concern here to PC. I see this is your first post. Welcome to Psych Central.

There is an informative article, in Psych Central's archives, on the subject of pOCD. Here's a link:

Am I a Monster? Common Features of Pedophilia OCD

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