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Sexuality is thought to be mostly fixed (and certainly does not respond to active interventions to change it), but sometimes self-descriptions shift. It's unclear to what extent these shifts are changes in sexuality itself versus changes in how people identify. More broadly speaking, people aren't always good at describing their own wants/desires/feelings, ...


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First of all, it is important to note that the current version (5th Edition) of the DSM — Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, published by the American Psychological Association (APA, 2013) — does not recognise homosexual obsessive-compulsive disorder (HOCD) as a mental health condition (Smith, 2021). Homosexual obsessive-compulsive ...


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