[[[Just to clarify before people read this: I am a straight male and I've never thought sexually about men before, nor any body part of males for any sexual interest -- but because I was able to get myself turned on by a couple things, that I could become a bisexual foot fetishist -- I started looking at the stuff because I developed an obsession with that fear and the pictures/interest became an OCD "trigger]]]
I have a problem that I have been dealing with for over a month now, and I'm looking for help and advice, as I have been extremely miserable for nearly the entire period:
I am a male guy with OCD (diagnosed last year) and I have a female foot fetish, and near the end of last January when I was masturbating, I had the split-second thought to masturbate while thinking of male feet for a short bit. That action shocked me, and I decided to push forth by going to a male foot fetish site and trying to masturbate to pictures of male feet that night to see if I really felt anything, and I didn't really. For the next 3 or so days, I had some light anxiety, but nothing major.
During the next couple weeks, I would masturbate to a male foot fetish site because there were one or two pictures that DID give me a sexual reaction (though most of the pictures I ended up losing my erection to when I masturbated to them). I think the sexual reaction was partly due to the nervousness and tension of doing something "kinky" like that.
This February, there reached a point where I was masturbating to such pictures quite a bit because it gave me a tiny bit of a sexual rush and also because I was attempting to "expose" myself to a lot of it (a la cognitive behavioral therapy), and there soon reached a point where I was so consumed with misery that I immediately determined that I HAD to avoid (a ritual of mine when I have unpleasant OCD feelings) to get rid of the pain. Three weeks of 100% avoidance of looking at any pictures and thinking of anything regarding sexual thoughts of male feet and I felt great again.
So I have an appointment scheduled for this Friday with my cognitive therapist from last year, and when I woke up Monday I felt THAT anguish feeling again: extreme misery, no appetite, no desire to do anything fun, crying, etc., because of the anticipation of my doctor having me do cognitive-behavioral therapy to engross myself in these male feet site/pictures/thoughts/etc.
So here's the situation: I am STRAIGHT, and I NEVER had a single sexual thought for male feet before, but when I continued masturbating to the online male feet pictures to further "exposure", a FEW of them got me off a tiny bit, while the rest I lost my erection to.
My question is: what would you recommend as a strategy to combat this?
I see only two (other than full-scale avoidance): #1 completely engrossing myself in such male feet pics and thoughts to numb myself to them #2 get myself to CALM DOWN and STOP OBSESSING about whether I like male feet or not (and I don't, except that a few pictures were able to get me off - but I honestly think that was probably due to nervousness and a feeling of doing something kinky). I honestly believe this whole anxiety/anguish/pain is being caused by extreme obsession that has snowballed out of control since last January when I first decided to masturbate to the thought of male feet.
I really don't want to do #1, because if I numb myself to the male feet pictures and I no longer get anxiety, then I'm afraid of adding those one or two pics to my masturbation material (I'm aware that sounds lame). I really feel that I just need to do #2...just get myself to calm down and ONLY think of those thoughts or go to that pic(s) if and when I need to, instead of bombarding myself with pics when I don't personally want to have a male foot fetish picture as something I regularly masturbate to.
I understand this is a lengthy and probably confusing post, but I'm just looking for some advice. I've been so miserable the past couple months with extreme anguish/anxiety because of this (I lost 12 pounds in 2.5 week from lack of appetite/eating, and I love to eat normally), so if anyone has any advice on whether they think #1 or #2 is best, I'd appreciate it so much.
Thanks so much.