Wiping After Restroom?

Hey guys. Seeking a therapist as I know I need one. I was wondering that when we wipe how do we truely know we didnt get any fecal matters on our hands? My OCD has me overthinking that i might get it on my hand during wiping and then touch my pants when im putting them on before I go wash my hands. I know its silly but it sucks having OCD and i would appreciate if anyone can can let me know what they think. Thanks

2 Answers

  • 1 month ago

    Use paper when wiping. Wash your hands after. And as soon as you touch the door handle to leave the toilet, you are back at square one again.

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    I have OCD too, but about other things.

    It is very difficult, I get it!

    All I can say is this is why we wash our hands thoroughly after bathroom, everyone should be doing this anyway! All the time but especially during a pandemic.

    Wash your hands for the time it takes to sing “Happy birthday” twice.

    Try to take 3 deep breaths, and say “I am calm” in your head, kind of like a mantra, and a distraction, that helps me at times.

    Please keep seeing your therapist, they can help.

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