Should I Take A “HOCD Test or Homosexual OCD Quiz”?

HOCD (Homosexual Obsessive Compulsive Disorder) is a condition where one questions their sexual orientation. The condition is also known as Gay OCD.

In case you are wondering if you have HOCD, we DON’T recommend taking an “HOCD Test or quiz” you find on the internet, as they often are NOT backed by facts, research, or give any genuine and clear indications which sexuality you truly are.

Instead of taking an “HOCD Test or quiz”,  we at ANZPath, highly recommend using Pride Counseling for professional LGBTQ therapy to get you more clarity on where you might be on the sexuality spectrum.

A licensed therapist knows how to help you based on experience and education.

Fill out this questionnaire at Pride Counseling to get matched with a therapist that suits you.


To be clear, the therapists mentioned on this page are not necessarily an LGBTQIA+ individual themselves. They are however "LGBTQIA+ friendly therapists" and are open, welcoming, and supportive towards LGBTQIA+ people.

FAQ for the “HOCD Test or Homosexual  OCD Quiz”

What is HOCD?

HOCD is a condition where a heterosexual person has a fear of becoming homosexual.

What causes HOCD?

There is no clear cause of HOCD. It can be caused by life changes, genetic factors, or behavioral factors.

How common is HOCD?

HOCD is not so common. The Disorder affects only 1% of the population.

Does the Obsession with HOCD lead to violent behavior?

Like other obsessions, HOCD is experienced involuntarily. People with HOCD do not seek to intentionally cause trouble. It is the disorder that may cause them to be chaotic.

What are the symptoms of HOCD?

The most common symptom of HOCD is avoiding people of your sex because of the fear that you might be Gay.

Is HOCD Hereditary?

Yes, HOCD is inheritable. Research has shown that the most common cause of HOCD is genetics, followed by the environment.

Can HOCD be treated?

Yes, HOCD can be treated by a Psychiatrist. The health professional will do Psychotherapies to help treat the condition.

Is HOCD a mental problem?

HOCD is a form of OCD. OCD is a mental health condition that triggers reoccurring thoughts in a person’s mind that compels the person to repeat a specific behavior.

Thoughts From People with HOCD

Get insight and clarity on whether you have HOCD with these videos with people in your situation.