For more general information, please visit our "About OCD" section. OCD, as we know, is largely about experiencing severe and unrelenting doubt. It can cause you to doubt even the most basic things about yourself — even your sexual orientation. Interestingly Swedo, et al. The most obvious form is where a sufferer experiences the thought that they might be of a different sexual orientation than they formerly believed.
How sex changes for men after 50 Join AARP Today — Receive access to exclusive information, benefits and discounts These women were not unhappy being lesbians , but love, it seems, really can conquer all — including a person's lifelong sexual orientation up to the moment when she falls hard for someone of a previously ignored gender. The research on men shows somewhat less flexibility. But Diamond and other researchers have compiled numerous case studies of gay men who spent years feeling and acting fully and comfortably homosexual, only then to fall unexpectedly in love with a heterosexual woman. Recently, I interviewed two people who went through this sexual upheaval late in life themselves.
See also: Aversion therapy Types of behavior therapy used to change sexual orientation include aversion therapy , covert sensitization and systematic desensitization. A series of experiments appeared promising, and the practice became popular, but when reports were shown to be flawed, it fell out of favour. It has been used to attempt to convert gay people to heterosexuality by Richard Cohen , who has been called one of America's leading practitioners of conversion therapy. Aversive conditioning involving electric shock or nausea-inducing drugs was practiced before , as was sex therapy ,   though there are some reports of aversive treatments through unlicensed practice as late as the s. It may be harmful if the client is egosyntonic and does not wish to change their sexual orientation.
Я так рада. - Она встала и обняла - И ты _веришь_ в. - спросил Ричард. - Веришь в то, что октопаукам-врачам, быть может, даже не понимающим, как работает человеческий организм, за несколько дней удалось добиться успеха, которого блестящий врач, твой собственный зять, вместе со своими сотрудниками не мог достичь за четыре года.
- А почему бы и нет, Ричард.