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    (Original post by McNuggetsAhoy)
    When you post as Anonymous it states the date of posting as January 1st 1970 sometimes.
    Oh right, thanks for clearing that up

    I would seek help as soon as you can. You haven't hurt a child so you haven't done anything wrong. We can't always control our thoughts, particularly the ones that pop up uninvited; what you can control is how you respond to them and live with them. A therapist will be able to help you with this. The assumption that because you have these thoughts and feelings means that you will act on them, is not true. I may have a thought that I want to hurt someone; it doesn't follow that I will.

    Notice how these thoughts make you feel. You were turned on, but you also felt "sick to the stomach" when you told us about it - this is significant. I experience panic thoughts but I need to see them as just that, rather than an indictment on my personality. Your common sense will prevail and you will not act on your feelings. Please seek help so that you can talk through these feelings, as you are suffering from a mental illness. You are not a disgusting person.

    I hope things get better for you.
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