Posted: Nov 14, 2015 4:01 pm
by Keep It Real
HOCD is a form of obsessive compulsive disorder that deals with one's sexual identity. It's based around the fear that one might become or somehow is homosexual, with this notion going against all rational and actuality of that person's sexual identity as a heterosexual. In part, the fears are that of impulse and loss of control, where one feels overwhelming anxiety around the intrusive thoughts of being sexual and passionate with another member of the same sex.

It strikes me that it is a form of homophobia. The old battlecry that homophobia is a sign of homosexuality seems at odds with this interpretation. Thoughts?