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Male Sexual Addiction Test

Do I Have Trouble with Sexual Addiction?

The Male Sexual Addiction Screening Test is designed as a preliminary assessment screening for sexually compulsive or addictive behavior. This Test provides a profile of responses which frequently help to identify men with sexual impulse disorders. Select your answer to the right of each question.

1. Were you sexually abused as a child or adolescent?

Yes
No

2. Have you subscribed or regularly purchased/rented sexually explicit magazines or videos?

Yes
No

3. Did your parents have trouble with their sexual or romantic behaviors?

Yes
No

4. Do you often find yourself preoccupied with sexual thoughts?

Yes
No

5. Has your use of phone sex lines, computer sex lines, etc. exceeded your ability to pay for these services?

Yes
No

6. Does your significant other(s), friends, or family ever worry or complain about your sexual behavior? (not related to sexual orientation)

Yes
No

7. Do you have trouble stopping your sexual behavior when you know it is inappropriate and/or dangerous to your health?

Yes
No

8. Has your involvement with pornography, phone sex, computer board sex, etc. become greater than your intimate contacts with romantic partners?

Yes
No

9. Do you keep the extent or nature of your sexual activities hidden from your friends and/or partners? (not related to sexual orientation)

Yes
No

10. Do you look forward to events with friends or family being over so that you can go out to have sex?

Yes
No

11. Do you visit sexual bath houses, sex clubs and/or video bookstores as a regular part of your sexual activity?

Yes
No

12. Do you believe that anonymous or casual sex has kept you from having more long-term intimate relationships or from reaching other personal goals?

Yes
No

13. Do you have trouble maintaining intimate relationships once the "sexual newness" of the person has worn off?

Yes
No

14. Do your sexual encounters place you in danger of arrest for lewd conduct or public indecency?

Yes
No

15. Are you HIV positive, yet continue to engage in risky or unsafe sexual behavior?

Yes
No

16. Has anyone ever been hurt emotionally by events related to your sexual behavior, e.g., lying to partner or friends, not showing up for event/appointment due to sexual liaisons, etc.? (not related to sexual orientation)

Yes
No

17. Have you ever been approached charged, arrested by the police, security, etc. due to sexual activity in a public place?

Yes
No

18. Have you ever been sexual with a minor?

Yes
No

19. When you have sex, do you feel depressed afterwards?

Yes
No

20. Have you made repeated promises to yourself to change some form of your sexual activity only to break them later? (not related to sexual orientation)

Yes
No

21. Have your sexual activities interfered with some aspect of your professional or personal life, e.g., unable to perform at work, loss of relationship? (not related to sexual orientation)

Yes
No

22. Have you engaged in unsafe or "risky" sexual practices even though you knew it could cause you harm?

Yes
No

23. Have you ever paid for sex?

Yes
No

24. Have you ever had sex with someone just because you were feeling aroused and later felt ashamed or regretted it?

Yes
No

25. Have you ever cruised public restrooms, rest areas and/or parks looking for sexual encounters with strangers?

Yes
No

(This test was developed by Dr. Patrick Carnes.)