Sexual Addiction Screening Quiz

Use this brief screening measure to help you determine if you might need to see a mental health professional for diagnosis and treatment of a sexual addiction.


Instructions: This is a screening measure to help you determine whether you might have a problem with sexual addiction that needs professional attention. This screening measure is not designed to make a diagnosis of a sexual addiction or take the place of a professional diagnosis or consultation. For each item, indicate the extent to which it is true, by checking the appropriate box next to the item.


I am a year old / /

1. Do you purchase sexually explicit magazines?

2. Are you preoccupied with sex?

3. Do you feel that your sexual behavior is abnormal?

4. Does your spouse ever complain about your sexual behavior?

5. Do you often feel badly about your sexual behavior?

6. Do you hide aspects of your sexual behavior from your partner?

7. Has your sexual behavior ever interfered with your family life?

8. Have you been unable to stop your sexual behavior even though you know it’s inappropriate?



Adapted from the book, “Don’t Call It Love: Recovery From Sexual Addiction” by P.J. Carnes (1991). All rights reserved. For personal, educational or research use only; other use may be prohibited by law.


Psych Central Research Team

Psych Central quizzes are developed by Dr. John M. Grohol, Psy.D. in conjunction with other psychological researchers, based upon scientific studies and/or the official diagnostic criteria for a disorder. Dr. Grohol is a published researcher, author, and mental health expert, and he currently sits on the scientific board of Computers in Human Behavior. Learn more about how we develop our psychological tests.

APA Reference
Research Team, P. (2020). Sexual Addiction Screening Quiz. Psych Central. Retrieved on October 26, 2020, from


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Last updated: 17 Jan 2020
Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 17 Jan 2020
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