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.

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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.

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1. Do you purchase sexually explicit magazines?
No
Sometimes
Regularly

2. Are you preoccupied with sex?
No
Yes

3. Do you feel that your sexual behavior is abnormal?
No
Sometimes
Regularly

4. Does your spouse ever complain about your sexual behavior?
No
Sometimes
Often

5. Do you often feel badly about your sexual behavior?
Not at all
Somewhat
Very much

6. Do you hide aspects of your sexual behavior from your partner?
No
Sometimes
Often

7. Has your sexual behavior ever interfered with your family life?
No
Yes

8. Have you been unable to stop your sexual behavior even though you know it's inappropriate?
No
Yes

 

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.
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Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 21 Aug 2013
    Published on PsychCentral.com. All rights reserved.

 

 

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