Hi there -
1 - Nope.
2 - Not even close. Your reasoning is exactly right - if they were that easy to go from A to B to C, every person would have something. In order to get an std, you have to have oral to genital/anal, genital to genital, or genital to anal contact, and this has to be direct contact. If you have clothing on, its not direct.
STDs are all very fragile, and don't live well outside their environs. They also don't travel through clothing.
Some stds are transferred via fluids - chlamydia, gonorrhea, HIV, NGU, for example. Others - herpes, syphilis, HPV, molluscum - are transferred via the skin, but its via oral, genital or anal skin, and it has to be bare skin - both partners have to have bare skin, and it will take more than a simple touch - some rubbing and friction needs to happen.
For more info on stds, check www.ashastd.org
I hope you are getting help for the OCD, either therapy, meds or both.
Thanks for the reply! I used to be in therapy and on medication for OCD, but I've actually been doing amazingly well, and have essentially made my OCD almost non-existent just by thinking things through and being rational. So don't worry about me :)
Again, the reason I'm so nervous about STDs is that there is so much STD panic out there that it's very hard from me to separate legitimate concerns from illegitimate ones.
Anyone else's corroboration of AJ's comment would be really beneficial to me! Thanks again!