When you’re suffering from homosexual obsessive-compulsive disorder (HOCD), you spend your life obsessed with the idea that you might be homosexual. This is the most important symptom: an inability to let thoughts about sexuality “just be there” without destroying your life: you have to know – are you gay, or not?!
This can have important physical consequences – such as tingling sensations in the body, particularly in the groin – known as a “spike.”
I discuss how I managed my psychological and bodily symptoms of HOCD in my book: http://amzn.to/2mdtR81.