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Sex Addiction Test

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The Sex Addiction Screening Test questions are designed to be used as guidelines to identifying possible signs of sex addiction. They are not intended to provide a sure-fire method of diagnosis, nor can negative answers to these questions provide absolute assurance that the condition is not present. Many sex addicts and love addicts have varying patterns which can result in very different ways of approaching and answering these questions. Answer each question and read the information below about your score.

Adapted from Dr. Patrick Carnes’ “Sexual Addiction Screening Test”.

Yes No 1. Were you sexually abused as a child or adolescent?
Yes No 2. Did your parents have trouble with sexual behavior?
Yes No 3. Do you often find yourself preoccupied with sexual thoughts?
Yes No 4. Do you feel that your sexual behavior is not normal?
Yes No 5. Do you ever feel bad about your sexual behavior?
Yes No 6. Has your sexual behavior ever created problems for you and your family?
Yes No 7. Have you ever sought help for sexual behavior you did not like?
Yes No 8. Has anyone been hurt emotionally because of your sexual behavior?
Yes No 9. Are any of your sexual activities against the law?
Yes No 10. Have you made efforts to quit a type of sexual activity and failed?
Yes No 11. Do you hide some of your sexual behaviors from others?
Yes No 12. Have you attempted to stop some parts of your sexual activity?
Yes No 13. Have you felt degraded by your sexual behaviors?
Yes No 14. When you have sex, do you feel depressed afterwards?
Yes No 15. Do you feel controlled by your sexual desire?
Yes No 16. Have important parts of your life (such as job, family, friends, leisure activities) been neglected because you were spending too much time on sex?
Yes No 17. Do you ever think your sexual desire is stronger than you are?
Yes No 18. Is sex almost all you think about?
Yes No 19. Has sex (or romantic fantasies) been a way for you to escape your problems?
Yes No 20. Has sex become the most important thing in your life?
Yes No 21. Are you in crisis over sexual matters?
Yes No 22. Has the internet created sexual problems for you?
Yes No 23. Do you spend too much time online for sexual purposes?
Yes No 24. Have you purchased services online for erotic purposes (sites for dating, pornography, fantasy and friend finder?)
Yes No 25. Have you used the internet to make romantic or erotic connections with people online?
Yes No 26. Have people in your life been upset about your sexual activities online?
Yes No 27. Have you attempted to stop your online sexual behaviors?
Yes No 28. Have you subscribed to or regularly purchased or rented sexually explicit materials (magazines, videos, books or online pornography?)
Yes No 29. Have you been sexual with minors?
Yes No 30. Have you spent considerable time and money on strip clubs, adult bookstores and movie houses?
Yes No 31. Have you engaged prostitutes and escorts to satisfy your sexual needs?
Yes No 32. Have you spent considerable time surfing pornography online?
Yes No 33. Have you used magazines, videos or online pornography even when there was considerable risk of being caught by family members who would be upset by your behavior?
Yes No 34. Have you regularly purchased romantic novels or sexually explicit magazines?
Yes No 35. Have you stayed in romantic relationships after they became emotionally or physically abusive?
Yes No 36. Have you traded sex for money or gifts?
Yes No 37. Have you maintained multiple romantic or sexual relationships at the same time?
Yes No 38. After sexually acting out, do you sometimes refrain from all sex for a significant period?
Yes No 39. Have you regularly engaged in sadomasochistic behavior?
Yes No 40. Do you visit sexual bath-houses, sex clubs or video/bookstores as part of your regular sexual activity?
Yes No 41. Have you engaged in unsafe or "risky" sex even though you knew it could cause you harm?
Yes No 42. Have you cruised public restrooms, rest areas or parks looking for sex with strangers?
Yes No 43. Do you believe casual or anonymous sex has kept you from having more long-term intimate relationships?
Yes No 44. Has your sexual behavior put you at risk for arrest for lewd conduct or public indecency?
Yes No 45. Have you been paid for sex?

Your Score: 0

To understand where you are on the spectrum of sex addiction, our counselors are available to speak to you about your test score. Call us now for a free consultation (310) 843-9902 or send us a message here.

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