Self Assessment for Sexual Addiction

This assessment is here to help you determine if seeking help for sexual addiction is your next step. Answer each of the following with a "yes" or "no."


  1. Have you ever thought you needed help for your sexual thinking or behavior?
  2. Have you ever wondered if you'd be better off if you didn't keep "giving in?"
  3. Have you ever considered that sex or sexual stimuli are controlling you?
  4. Have you ever tried to stop or limit doing what you felt was wrong in your sexual behavior?
  5. Do you resort to sex to escape, relieve anxiety, or because you can't cope?
  6. Do you feel guilt, remorse, or depression afterward?
  7. Has your pursuit of sex become more compulsive?
  8. Does it interfere with relations with your spouse or significant other?
  9. Do you have to resort to images or memories during sex?
  10. Does an irresistible impulse arise when the other party makes the overtures or sex is offered?
  11. Do you keep going from one "relationship" or lover to another?
  12. Do you feel that the "right relationship" would help you stop lusting, masturbating, or being so promiscuous?
  13. Do you have a destructive need - a desperate sexual or emotional need for someone?
  14. Does pursuit of sex make you careless for yourself or the welfare of your family or others?
  15. Has your effectiveness or concentration decreased as sex has become more compulsive?
  16. Do you lose time from work or other things you care about for it?
  17. Do you turn to a lower environment when pursuing sex?
  18. Do you want to get away from your sex partner as soon as possible after the act?
  19. Although your spouse or significant other is sexually compatible, do you still masturbate or have sex with others?
  20. Have you ever been arrested for a sex-related offense?

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