Sexual Addiction SCREENING TEST
YesNoQuestion
Question 1:
Were you sexually abused as a child or adolescent?
Question 2:
Have you subscribed to or regularly purchased sexually explicit magazines or frequently browsed the adult sites on the Internet?
Question 3:
Did your parents have trouble with sexual behavior?
Question 4:
Do you often find yourself preoccupied with sexual thoughts?
Question 5:
Do you feel that your sexual behavior is not normal?
Question 6:
Does your spouse (or significant other) ever worry or complain about your sexual behavior?
Question 7:
Do you have trouble stopping your sexual behavior when you know it is inappropriate?
Question 8:
Do you ever feel bad about your sexual behavior?
Question 9:
Has your sexual behavior ever created problems for you or your family?
Question 10:
Have you ever sought help for sexual behavior you did not like?
Question 11:
Have you ever worried about people finding out about your sexual activities?
Question 12:
Has anyone been hurt emotionally because of your sexual behavior?
Question 13:
Are any of your sexual activities against the law?
Question 14:
Have you made promises to yourself to quit some aspect of your sexual behavior?
Question 15:
Have you made efforts to quit a type of sexual activity and failed?
Question 16:
Do you hide some of your sexual behavior from others?
Question 17:
Have you attempted to stop some parts of your sexual activity?
Question 18:
Have you ever felt degraded by your sexual behavior?
Question 19:
Has sex been a way for you to escape your problems?
Question 20:
When you have sex do you feel depressed afterwards?
Question 21:
Have you felt the need to discontinue a certain form of sexual activity?
Question 22:
Has your sexual activity interfered with your family life?
Question 23:
Have you been sexual with minors?
Question 24:
Do you feel controlled by your sexual desire?
Question 25:
Do you ever think your sexual desire is stronger than you are?

Interpretation


A score of 10 to 12 yes answers is a strong indication of a serious problem. A score of 13 or greater yeses indicates addictive behavior. In both cases, consider seeking the help of a Christian counselor or Christ-centered recovery ministry specializing in sexual addiction recovery.

*Sexual Addiction Screening Test reprinted from Contrary to Love: Helping the Sexual Addict, by Patrick Carnes, PhD.