It was a joke about the casting couch if anything to which you repond with a totally humourless overreaction and bunch of assumptions. Thanks for explaining why opinions I don't even have are wrong though.I had a great therapist I saw for over 10 years, and while I don't think my issues are the same as Specified's, this therapist would tell me things like he saw them, and I could guarantee if I told him I didn't wipe my hands after taking a shit and asked his opinion he would tell me that that is unsanitary and that his recommendation is I start washing my hands after going to the bathroom and that if other people knew that they'd also consider it unsanitary.
From the way you describe therapy as "face up on the casting couch" it sounds like you haven't been in therapy yourself if that is how you always imagine it.
Tons of people who you'd never imagine as having therapists and who don't have issues that seem so "serious" get weekly therapy, and nothing is off limits for discussion. I've seen multiple therapists and never once did I lie on a couch, I sat in a chair. It sounds like what you are describing is typical Freudian therapy out of the movies, which exists, but it's not all like that.
So no offense, but I very much disagree that a therapist worth their salt would "not react".
It's a good therapists' job, if asked, to respond to just about anything from the most benign to the most serious and tell you their honest professional opinion and give you advice.
I've certainly asked therapists FAR more inconsequential questions than this one and gotten their opinion on it.
Therapy is not only for serious issues.
I'm not going to dicksize with a stranger about having been to therapy, but I simply suggest you discuss why you've needed to argue about this particular issue for the last few months the next time you go.