It’s the r/Melbourne daily discussion thread [Friday 17/03/2023]

Please answer nicely, this is about my OCD, so it's not rational. I'm not looking for advice on why this ritual is not necessary, etc. And yes I am in therapy. Just looking for answers for my specific question. Thank you. ❤️

So for the past couple of years, I turn back my doona every day and lightly spray my bedding with unscented hand sanitiser as I can't let go of the idea that airing is not sufficient in terms of bacteria.

They're discontinuing it, and I am in no way ready to do the therapy exposures that would allow me to go without it. I can't stand perfumed spray sanitisers. I tried the Isocol one and had to change the bedding same day because the scent was awful.

I'm wondering, do you reckon vodka in a spray bottle would be safe to use instead? I'm fully aware below a certain alcohol level it's not that helpful for sanitising purposes. This is a psychological ritual (it doesn't matter if you don't understand, I do.)

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