Please help, uncomfortable with words that sound sexual

This is completely driving me crazy and ruining my self esteem. I can’t hear certain words without thinking about them sexually. For example, I was watching football earlier and the announcers would say things like “ball” and “penetrate” and I just start to feel intense heart racing anxiety and it happens every single time. Before I go on I know that this is completely ridiculous but I can’t help it, it’s been happening for a few months now. Does anyone have any experience with this or know how I can make it better? I was watching the game with my stepdad and I was just super miserable the whole time it’s driving me crazy. Any response is appreciated

Recently I’ve started getting intrusive sexual thoughts when with people who I BY NO MEANS IN ANY WORLD want to do anything sexual with. It is so horrible and the demons laugh at me during so it feels like they’re making it happen. I wish I could help you but I’m in the same boat, intrusive thoughts just suck.

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Yeah it does :confused:

I consider intrusive sexual thoughts to be a symptom of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). Thus the treatment is gradual exposure and response interruption.

The bigger question, in my opinion, is what is triggering your intrusive sexual thoughts? I see that you’re new to this website (welcome), so I need to say this: Do not say anything that you’re uncomfortable saying. That being said, common intrusive sexual thoughts center around sexual orientation and rape. Furthermore, you don’t have to be gay/lesbian/bisexual, or have been raped, to have the intrusive sexual thoughts.

The most effective treatment may be a combination of medication and cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT).

It’s going to take some time, but you will get better.

I had that problem in my past with my hallucinations which made something sexual out of practically everything discussed. The World is supersaturated with sexual imagery, and thought and it is how we got here for the most part anyway. I suggest try to cut off some of the sources. If you look at porn for instance stop looking at it. You can’t take it away from you completely but you can limit it. I also suggest that if you are med non-compliant become so or at least tell your p-doc about the problem as some meds can help. Time and making such decisions have helped me over time. Good luck.

I was super shy most of my life, at least until after 35, my first boyfriend was at 21(but I married him 4 months later, and it lasted 25 years), so I was super sensitive about anything being slightly sexual.
I avoided any words that might lead down that path, but it didn’t help.
Then tried to accept it as normal, but my red face gave it away every time.
So I just observed all things questionable without giving them a “Good” or "Bad"label and allowed it gradually into my world.
At some point it just stopped on it’s own, without me getting obsessed or neurotic about it.
Maybe you could try the same.

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