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Sexual Addiction Self Tests

If you answer yes to some of the 30 questions below, you may have a sexual addiction problem. The more yes answers, the more likely the problem is. If you would like more information about getting professional help to determine if you have a sexual addiction problem, visit our treatment section.

Remember, this test is for your own benefit and not intended to provide any type of professional diagnosis. You need to see a doctor about that.

YES -- NO

Yes No 1. Do you frequently fantasize or think about sex?
Yes No 2. Have you made promises to yourself or others to change or stop some of your sexual behavior, and then broken these promises?
Yes No 3. Does your sexual desire cause you to associate with people you wouldn't normally be with or do things you wouldn't usually do?
Yes No 4. Has frequenting sex sites on the internet for sexual stimulation become a habit for you?
Yes No 5. Do you frequently engage in sexual chat in sexually oriented chat rooms on the internet?
Yes No 6. Is masturbation a frequent activity for you?
Yes No 7. Do you have or have you had an extensive collection of pornography or other X-rated material?
Yes No 8. Have you gotten rid of a pornography collection and then started collecting it again?
Yes No 9. Do you with some regularity rent (or buy or make your own) X-rated videos?
Yes No 10. Do you like to "channel cruise" on TV to find sexually stimulating scenes, or do you subscribe to cable in order to view sexually explicit programs? Or do you stare at scrambled (blocked) sex channels for the occasional fragments of clear images of sexual material?
Yes No 11. Are you attracted to phone sex?
Yes No 12. Do you frequent topless clubs?
Yes No 13. Do you frequent modeling studios for sex?
Yes No 14. Do you go to massage businesses where you are able to obtain sexual massages?
Yes No 15. Do you frequent adult bookstores for sexual excitement or sexual activity?
Yes No 16. Do you frequent, or have you frequented X-rated movie theatres?
Yes No 17. Do you frequent other sexually-oriented businesses?
Yes No 18. Does your regular sex partner frequently complain about the amount of sex or the type of sex you desire with him or her? If you really think about it, could your demands of your partner be excessive or outside normal limits? Or, do you suspect that your regular sex partner submits to your requests that may be excessive but doesn't tell you?
Yes No 19. Have you violated your marriage or other relationship by having sex or affairs with others?
Yes No 20. Are you especially excited by sexual behavior that includes a risk of being caught?
Yes No 21. Do you get a sexual thrill from exposing your private body parts to unsuspecting onlookers?
Yes No 22. Do you have a habit of trying to get forbidden looks at people that give you sexual excitement?
Yes No 23. Is anonymous sex with others a frequent indulgence you seek, or one you periodically return to?
Yes No 24. Do you take advantage of opportunities to touch people sexually that you find attractive by touching them in a way that makes it seem accidental?
Yes No 25. Are you an adult who engages in sexual activity with children?
Yes No 26. Are you an adult who forces other adults to have sex with you against their will?
Yes No 27. Have you been, or could you be arrested because of some of your sexual behavior?
Yes No 28. Does some of your sexual activity cause you to have a secret life hidden from significant others?
Yes No 29. Does your sexual behavior or fantasy sometimes make you feel hopeless or depressed?
Yes No 30. Have you been told by someone that your sexual behavior is excessive, inappropriate, or out of control?

If you answered yes to more than one of these questions, we would encourage you to seek out additional literature as a resource or to attend a Sex Addicts Anonymous meeting to further assess your needs.


A Useful Tool for Self-Assessment

Answer these twelve questions to assess whether you may have a problem with sexual addiction.

Remember, this test is for your own benefit and not intended to provide any type of professional diagnosis. You need to see a doctor about that.

Yes No 1. Do you keep secrets about your sexual or romantic activities from those important to you? Do you lead a double life?
Yes No 2. Have your needs driven you to have sex in places or situations or with people you would not normally choose?
Yes No 3. Do you find yourself looking for sexually arousing articles or scenes in newspapers, magazines, or other media?
Yes No 4. Do you find that romantic or sexual fantasies interfere with your relationships or are preventing you from facing problems?
Yes No 5. Do you frequently want to get away from a sex partner after having sex? Do you frequently feel remorse, shame, or guilt after a sexual encounter?
Yes No 6. Do you feel shame about your body or your sexuality, such that you avoid touching your body or engaging in sexual relationships? Do you fear that you have no sexual feelings, that you are asexual?
Yes No 7. Does each new relationship continue to have the same destructive patterns which prompted you to leave the last relationship?
Yes No 8. Is it taking more variety and frequency of sexual and romantic activities than previously to bring the same levels of excitement and relief?
Yes No 9. Have you ever been arrested or are you in danger of being arrested because of your practices of voyeurism, exhibitionism, prostitution, sex with minors, indecent phone calls, etc.?
Yes No 10. Does your pursuit of sex or romantic relationships interfere with your spiritual beliefs or development?
Yes No 11. Do your sexual activities include the risk, threat, or reality of disease, pregnancy, coercion, or violence?
Yes No 12. Has your sexual or romantic behavior ever left you feeling hopeless, alienated from others, or suicidal?

If you answered yes to more than one of these questions, we would encourage you to seek out additional literature as a resource or to attend a Sex Addicts Anonymous meeting to further assess your needs.

APA Reference
Writer, H. (2008, December 15). Sexual Addiction Self Tests, HealthyPlace. Retrieved on 2019, September 23 from https://www.healthyplace.com/sex/sexual-addiction/sexual-addiction-self-tests

Last Updated: June 29, 2019

Medically reviewed by Harry Croft, MD

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