As humans, our brains have the ability to think about anything! We can think about things that haven’t happened yet, things that could happen or not, and the consequences of those events. For some people, daily thoughts can be seriously burdening and affect different aspects of their lives. As a result, certain people may feel more easily relaxed and amused if their choice of entertainment and escapism satisfies specific requirements.
What is OCD?
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a mental health condition where people experience repetitive cycles of obsessive thoughts and compulsions that make them engage in certain behaviors to dispel or relieve uncomfortable feelings. It is common to hear the phrase “I’m so OCD!” Nevertheless, OCD is a noun, not an adjective. OCD is often chronic and can cause ongoing frustration.
How can OCD affect someone’s sexuality?
According to Dr. Jan Weiner, OCD affects things that are emotionally relevant to people. Sexuality is often one of those things, and OCD can affect people’s sexual lives in many ways. Some of them are:
Sexual orientation OCD: the person fears having the opposite sexual orientation that they already have.
Relationship OCD: one is concerned or doubts about whether one is attracted to or in love with a partner.
Pedophile OCD: sufferers fear being around children and harming them.
In these types of OCD, fear is centered around what one is either going to turn into or be capable of. These types of OCD show features of perfectionism and a sense of a higher moral standard of one’s thinking. Potential day-to-day challenges are experiencing intrusive thoughts and taboo obsessions. Mindfulness and acceptance may help filter intrusive sexual thoughts.
How do you keep OCD viewers’ attention?
Non-sexual OCD themes can better explain the elements that can grab viewers’ attention. Before you perform, you must know that for OCD audiences it is important to have clear and certain scenarios. This will help them feel safe and reduce fears. Therefore, assure your audience your performance will be as close as possible as they have pictured it in their mind. While luck and experience bless successful sales, it is true we are not pythonesses to guess people’s exact vision of things.
Some elements to bear in mind are:
Some viewers may notice, fixate on, and feel very uncomfortable when watching things that are out of balance or asymmetrical. Those who suffer from orderliness and symmetry OCD may feel more attracted to your room if objects are in pairs and mirror each other. For example, two nightstands or lamps.
Many people with OCD also experience misophonia; selective sensitivity to specific sounds accompanied by emotional distress. For that reason, music in your room should not be obtrusively loud. You should also observe if things like chewing, breathing, swallowing, stepping, smacking, or tapping disrupt your audience’s experience. Don’t limit the fun but keep it pleasing to the sensitive ear, unless told differently.
Spaces in your room should look uniform from a visual perspective. To an OCD individual, uniformity can translate into surfaces with little to no irregularities, satisfying colorful patterns, geometric shapes, and calming sensory lights. For reference, you can check this gallery. Perhaps you can duct tape or spray paint your body for an eye-grabbing performance. Additionally, your shows should be well-planned and practiced to look neat and professional.
OCD can make people experience discomfort around colors not matching, looking, or feeling just right. Therefore, to keep the attention of OCD viewers, keep in mind color theory to wear clothes, hair tones, makeup, and accessories that highlight the best of you.
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