Pure - a new series about repetitive sexual thoughts aired last night and viewers are LOVING it
"Amazing to have OCD in the limelight, and explored for what it really is and isn’t."
Pure, a six-part series which follows a 24-year-old girl who battles with a form of OCD that causes you to have continuous and often very distressing sexual thoughts aired on TV last night.
Marnie suffers from Pure O and she's finding it extremely hard and confusing to come to terms with it and what's happening to her. In the first episode, her x-rated thoughts fill the entirety of the show, from quite a graphic opening scene to her dad getting with her best friend, the programme is certainly out there but viewers were loving how it shined a light on a condition that's rarely discussed in the media.
Here's what people were saying...
I loved #Pure so much. I'm so emotional because it finally portrayed omething I've struggled with and it's shown to the world to spread awareness as something that doesn't make you a bad person. I loved the characters so much. Thank you @RoseCartwright_
— Redefine The Borderline (@Addict2L) January 30, 2019
Well #Pure was brilliant. I could relate so much - for YEARS I questioned my identity, my sexual preference, my sanity. It was only when finally diagnosed at 20 that I could finally start to gain clarity on the condition and address it head on. Diagnosis is SO important #OCD
— Becca Cairns (@BeccaBear1988) January 30, 2019
Watching #pure tonight I felt my anxiety levels rising in places - reminded me of some of my most distressing intrusive thoughts. Even though I’ve known how to manage them for a long time now, I don’t think the battle with my own mind will ever be completely over. #ocd
— Lorna Westwood (@tangerinedaily) January 30, 2019
What I loved most was the explanation at the beginning. That is IT. That's how I feel daily. #Pure
— Sophie (@afterglowdisney) January 30, 2019
#Pure is pretty accurate to the OCD experience so far. Especially the part when you scrunch up your face to stop the thoughts getting in. It never works.
— Sarah (@madgirlwithabox) January 30, 2019
— Alice Harvey (@aliceharv) January 30, 2019
Pure airs on Channel 4 every Wednesday at 10pm. You can catch up here.