Education Can Be Fun
Perhaps a more enjoyable way to educate others about OCD is to steer them toward sensitive portrayals in the media (now that sensitive portrayals exist), which you can then discuss together. Cable TV's
The Personal Touch
If you are currently in therapy, you might be able to bring along an interested family member (or members) to one of your sessions, so that you can talk together with your therapist. (Alternatively, your therapist might be willing to hold a phone conversation with a family member who is particularly distressed or concerned about your behavior, or geographically distant from you.)
Try To Be Accommodating
One thing to keep in mind is flexibility. Although you may feel enthusiastic about a movie or TV show, for instance, that you believe illustrates your situation almost perfectly, your friend may prefer reading about the disorder to watching TV or renting a DVD. Accept any interest as a good thing, and offer alternatives if you can.
Another thing to remember is that, unfortunately, not everyone may want to be educated. Friends or family members might feel overwhelmed by your OCD and not wish to talk or hear about it. That may feel hurtful, but it is a possibility that you will also need to accept, at least for the time being.