OCD: Semen Contamination

One of my favorite OCD therapists & writers, Jon Hershfield, has put together a series of articles exploring the common contamination triggers of various bodily fluids. This particular piece focuses on fears around semen contamination & how to tackle that fear from evidence-based treatment strategies like mindful awareness, direct exposure & response prevention. 
It's an excellent read on a subject that many fear talking about out of sheer discomfort given the topic. 

 

"You can't protect yourself from something that isn't dangerous."
 

 

http://ocdspecialists.com/2014/09/semen/

Workbook Chapter On ROCD: Relationship OCD

Contamination & counting make up only a fraction of the ways OCD can surface in someone's life. Relationship OCD, or ROCD for short, is a particularly insidious manifestation that attacks someone's confidence in their relationship with a loved one. OCD experts Jon Hershfield & Tom Corboy have kindly shared a chapter on ROCD as an excerpt from the recently-released "The Mindfulness Workbook For Obsessive Compulsive Disorder" (a resource I can't recommend highly enough!). 

http://ocdla.com/Mindfulness-Workbook-OCD-excerpt.pdf
http://www.ocdla.com/mindfulness-workbook-ocd.html