Welcome to your Sexual Addiction Questionnaire for Men

This is taken from the Sexual Addiction Screening Test (SAST) for Men

Copyright 2003 Patrick J. Carnes, PhD and Robert Weiss, LCSW, CAS. All rights reserved. For personal use only; other use may be prohibited by law. Visit the Sexual Recovery Institute for more info.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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?

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

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

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

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

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

18. Have you ever been sexual with a minor?

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

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)

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)

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

23. Have you ever paid for sex?

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

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

A cautionary note:

There is a wide range of prevailing opinions as to what is acceptable sexual behavior. If you are concerned about your own sexual behavior, and you feel that your behavior is causing you problems, or may get you into trouble with the law, please talk to a professional.

Treatment for sexual addiction is available through therapy as well as 12-step support groups such as Sex Addicts Anonymous and Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous. Please print out your sexual addiction test and score and share it with your doctor or therapist.

Remember, this is NOT a diagnosis. Only a doctor or qualified mental health professional can make a diagnosis of sexual addiction or sexual compulsivity and recommend treatments.

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