Pure O and Pedophilia: A Different Side for OCD
by oli.langevin_10 on October 17, 2013 - 9:13pm
Obessive Compulsive Disorder has various sides. The article writting in The Guardian was different from what we normally hear from OCD's. It was the story of a young girl who used the pseudonym Rose Bretécher explaining how she found out she had Pure O, an OCD that is mostly only Obsession's rather than rituals or compulsions like washing your hands compulsively. In this case Rose has sexual images appearing in her head 24/7. Everything she looks at or thinks about is sexual. She explains how she started noticing this at around 15 years old and only looked into it a few years later to do a self-diagnosis of the symptoms. She says that she could sit at a table with her family and her dads face would look like a vagina and there would be boobs floating around when she played bingo. She also has images of this for young people, even kids. After deciding to bring her self-diagnosis to a doctor she was given a few names of place where she could start cognitive talk therapy to get better. She did this for a few months and it helped a bit, but she says that it will never disapear like any OCD, but that she has started liking it and can live with it now.
This article was interesting because we don't often hear about these kinds of problems. When I first started reading this I didn't expect to hear about her seeing naked children. What this makes me realise is that out there some of the pedophiles could have this problem. I'm not saying it's something good and that just because they are diagnosed with this they should be free, but it's something to look into. I believe it's something serious and that if you don't get help it could lead to bad things because sexual thoughts can be great, but if they go to a harming point it's not great anymore. I hope this story gets read by many others and that researchers will look into methods of finding people who have this more easily in order to help them live with it like Rose.