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Female Sexual Addiction Test

Do I Have Trouble with Sexual Addiction?

The Female 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 women with sexual impulse disorders. Select your answer to the right of each question, or if you prefer, you can download and print a copy (opens new window).

1. Were you sexually abused as a child or adolescent? Yes
No
2. Do you regularly purchase romance novels or sexually explicit magazines? Yes
No
3. Have you stayed in romantic relationships after they become emotionally or physically abusive? Yes
No
4. Do you often find yourself preoccupied with sexual thoughts or romantic day dreams? Yes
No
5. Do you feel that your sexual behavior is not normal? Yes
No
6. Does your significant other(s), friends, or family ever worry or complain about your sexual behavior? 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. Do you ever feel bad about your sexual behavior? Yes
No
9. Has your sexual behavior ever created problems for you and your family? Yes
No
10. Have you ever sought help for sexual behavior you did not like? Yes
No
11. Have you ever worried about people finding out about your sexual activities? Yes
No
12. Has anyone been hurt emotionally because of your sexual behavior? Yes
No
13. Have you ever participated in sexual activity in exchange for money or gifts? Yes
No
14. Do you have times when you act out sexually followed by periods of celibacy (no sex at all)? Yes
No
15. Have you made efforts to quit a type of sexual activity and failed? Yes
No
16. Do you hide some of your sexual behavior from others? Yes
No
17. Do you find yourself having multiple romantic relationships at the same time? Yes
No
18. Have you ever felt degraded by your sexual behavior? Yes
No
19. Has sex or romantic fantasies been a way for you to escape your problems? Yes
No
20. When you have sex, do you feel depressed afterwards? Yes
No
21. Do you regularly engage in sado-masochistic behavior? Yes
No
22. Has your sexual activity interfered with your family life? Yes
No
23. Have you been sexual with minors? Yes
No
24. Do you feel controlled by your sexual desire or fantasies of romance? Yes
No
25. Do you ever think your sexual desire is stronger than you are? Yes
No

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