The older psychoanalytic therapies often make people with this problem feel much worse by saying that the thoughts represent true inner desires. He's the kind of guy that I always wanted to be close to. Having an intrusive thought and doing what it suggests are the same morally. This reduced distress may in turn, as a byproduct, reduce the frequency of the obsessions. The charity offers a safe and confidential place for you to talk about anything.
Damn the Hallelujahs.
Another problem that arises from performing compulsions is that those who keep checking their own reactions to members of the opposite or same sex will inevitably create a paradox for themselves. Some of the men I slept with have gone straight despite a strong cultural barrier to a gay man doing this. Matthew Parris 5 January 9: Still, practices like Nicolosi's have persisted, as has the debate over whether sexual orientation can—or should—be changed.
Plus the research would need to be replicated by other researchers in other settings.