Sex Addiction Self Quiz – Self Test

Credit: Men’s sexual addiction screening test By Patrick Carnes, Ph.D. and Robert Weiss, LCSW, CAS

Note: Pornography Addiction is a form of Sex Addiction

1. Were you sexually abused as a child or adolescent?
Yes No

2. Have you subscribed or regularly purchased/rented sexually explicit magazines or videos?
Yes No

3. Did your parents have trouble with their sexual or romantic behaviors?
Yes No

4. Do you often find yourself preoccupied with sexual thoughts?
Yes No

5. Has your use of phone sex lines, computer sex lines etc. exceeded your ability to pay for these services?
Yes No

6. Does your significant other(s), friends, or family ever worry or complain about your sexual behavior? (not related to sexual orientation)
Yes No

7. Do you have trouble stopping your sexual behavior when you know it is inappropriate and/or dangerous to your health?
Yes No

8. Has your involvement with pornography, phone sex, computer board sex, etc. become greater than your intimate contacts with romantic partners?
Yes No

9. Do you keep the extent or nature of your sexual activities hidden from your friends and/or partners? (not related to sexual orientation)
Yes No

10. Do you look forward to events with friends or family being over so that you can go out to have sex?
Yes No

11. Do you visit sexual bath houses, sex clubs and/or video bookstores as a regular part of your sexual activity?
Yes No

12. Do you believe that anonymous or casual sex has kept you from having more long term intimate relationships or from reaching other personal goals?
Yes No

13. Do you have trouble maintaining intimate relationships once the “sexual newness” of the person has worn off?
Yes No

14. Do your sexual encounters place you in danger of arrest for lewd conduct or public indecency?
Yes No

15. Are you HIV positive, yet continue to engage in risky or unsafe sexual behavior?
Yes No

16. Has anyone ever been hurt emotionally by events related to your sexual behavior, e.g. lying to partner or friends, not showing up for event/appointment due to sexual liaisons, etc., (not related to sexual orientation)?
Yes No

17. Have you ever been approached, charged, arrested by the police, security, etc. due to sexual activity in a public place?
Yes No

18. Have you ever been sexual with a minor?
Yes No

19. When you have sex, do you feel depressed afterwards?
Yes No

20. Have you made repeated promises to yourself to change some form of your sexual activity only to break them later? (not related to sexual orientation)
Yes No

21. Have your sexual activities interfered with some aspect of your professional or personal life, e.g. unable to perform at work, loss of relationship? (not related to sexual orientation)
Yes No

22. Have you engaged in unsafe or “risky” sexual practices even though you knew it could cause you harm?
Yes No

23. Have you ever paid for sex?
Yes No

24. Have you ever had sex with someone just because you were feeling aroused and later felt ashamed or regretted it?
Yes No

25. Have you ever cruised public restrooms, rest areas and/or parks looking for sexual encounters with strangers?
Yes No

Your Result 0

1 – 3 “yes” responses may indicate an area of concern and should be openly discussed with a clinician.

4 – 6 positive answers would indicate a possible problem with sexual addiction, leading to consideration of a clinical evaluation and possible treatment such as group or individual therapy.

6 or More “yes” responses clearly describe a problem with potentially self abusive and/or dangerous consequences. Should seriously consider treatment with a counselor trained in the area of sexual addiction.

Call (916)259-3827 For Professional Help

P.S. Recommended Resources:

  • Sex Addicts Anonymous
    I cannot imagine my recovery without this program.
  • Free Podcast and Mini Course from Candeo Can
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  • Internet Accountability Software
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  • Treating Pornography Addiction by Kevin B. Skinner Ph.D.
    I have read over 15 books on Pornography and Sexual addiction and this truly is one of the best books on the subject. The reason is I recommend this particular book is because it is full of excellent actionable steps. Other books do a good job describing the problem, but don’t really offer a realistic solution.
  • Your Sexually Addicted Spouse – How Partners Can Cope and Heal by Barbara Steffens Ph.D.
    I know that about half of visitors to our site are spouses of people who might be suffering with pornography and sex addiction. To the best of my knowledge this book is one of the most helpful books for the partners.
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