I keep touching my crotch

Posted by ray20212021 @ray20212021, Jul 17, 2021

This is a bit of an embarrasing topic for me but i keep unconciously grabbing my crotch specially if i am reading a book or story. When i notice i remove my hand but soon i am doing it again. it gets frustrating sometimes because it gets me a bit excited to… It is tiering. I do pluck my facial hair too but not sure how related it is but it also happen unconsciously but more often and in more settings. if there is some activity i can do that can help id appreciate any insight.

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Hi @ray20212021 and welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect. I am sorry to hear you are having these compulsive actions that you can't seem to control.

I am tagging other members like @falconfly, @ellens, @annieb0188, @mariajean03, @fighter, @artscaping and @lorirenee1 who have talked about OCD and obsessive compulsive issues in either themselves or family members.

Here is a past discussion that you might find interesting:
BPD (Borderline personality disorder): https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/borderline-personality-disorder-25d68c/?pg=3#chv4-comment-stream-header

Also, according to Mayo Clinic, Trichotillomania (trik-o-til-o-MAY-nee-uh), also called hair-pulling disorder, is a mental disorder that involves recurrent, irresistible urges to pull out hair from your scalp, eyebrows or other areas of your body, despite trying to stop.
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/trichotillomania/symptoms-causes/syc-20355188#:~:text=Overview,body%2C%20despite%20trying%20to%20stop.
Have you ever consulted with a physician or psychiatrist about these issues?

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@amandaa

Hi @ray20212021 and welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect. I am sorry to hear you are having these compulsive actions that you can't seem to control.

I am tagging other members like @falconfly, @ellens, @annieb0188, @mariajean03, @fighter, @artscaping and @lorirenee1 who have talked about OCD and obsessive compulsive issues in either themselves or family members.

Here is a past discussion that you might find interesting:
BPD (Borderline personality disorder): https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/borderline-personality-disorder-25d68c/?pg=3#chv4-comment-stream-header

Also, according to Mayo Clinic, Trichotillomania (trik-o-til-o-MAY-nee-uh), also called hair-pulling disorder, is a mental disorder that involves recurrent, irresistible urges to pull out hair from your scalp, eyebrows or other areas of your body, despite trying to stop.
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/trichotillomania/symptoms-causes/syc-20355188#:~:text=Overview,body%2C%20despite%20trying%20to%20stop.
Have you ever consulted with a physician or psychiatrist about these issues?

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Hi @amandaburnett Thanks for the reply. No i havent seeked clinical help. I do not think it is debeltating to that extend. but it is frustrating. That is why i asked if there is some activity i can do that would help with this habbit.

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