Sexual Addiction Self-Screening Quiz The Sex and Porn Addiction Screening Test, 2017-18 Version (SAPAST, 2017-18) is a preliminary assessment tool. Your response to the questions below can help you, in conjunction with a licensed psychotherapist, identify issues with sexual compulsivity/addiction. Answer each question by placing a check in the appropriate “yes” or “no” box. 1. Were you abused or emotionally neglected as a child or adolescent? Yes 2. Do you regret the amount of time you spend online in sexual chats, viewing porn, having webcam sex, using sexualized apps, and engaging in other tech-sex related fantasy or behavior? Yes 3. Did your parents have ongoing sexual or romantic problems? Yes 4. Do you feel overly preoccupied or distracted by your sexual fantasies and behavior? Yes 5. Have you ever kept secrets or lied about money and/or time that you spent on sex, porn, affairs, and similar behavior? Yes 6. * Have your significant other, friends, and/or family ever worried or complained about your sexual behavior? Yes 7. * Do you have trouble stopping your sexual behavior, even when you know (or believe) it is inappropriate and/or dangerous to you or your partners? Yes 8. Is your involvement with porn, hookup apps, sex/dating websites, and other online sexual environments greater than your intimate contact with romantic partners? Yes 9. * Do you keep the extent or nature of your sexual behavior hidden from your friends and/or partners? Yes 10. Do you look forward to events with friends or family being over so you can engage in sexual behavior? Yes 11. * Have you had certain kinds of sex (alone or with a partner), that you later regretted? Yes 12. Do you believe that porn use or casual sex has kept you from creating and/or maintaining a successful long-term intimate relationship? Yes 13. Do you have trouble maintaining relationships once the “sexual newness” of a partner has worn off? Yes 14. ** Does your sexual behavior, real-world or online, offend others or place you in danger of arrest? Yes 15. Have you exposed (or potentially exposed) your significant other or anyone else to a sexually transmitted disease? Yes 16. Has anyone ever been hurt emotionally by lies, secrets, or events related to your sexual behavior? Yes 17. ** Have you ever been approached by private security, arrested by the police, or been charged with a crime related to your sexual behavior? Yes 18. ** As an adult, have you used underage porn or been romantically or sexually involved with a minor? Yes 19. * When you have sex, do you sometimes feel depressed afterward or later regret it? Yes 20. * Have you made repeated promises to yourself or another person to change some form of your sexual behavior, only to break those promises later? Yes 21. Does your sexual behavior interfere with your personal goals or community standing, or create negative consequences in your professional or academic life? Yes 22. Have you engaged in repeated experiences of unsafe or “risky” sex, even though you knew it could cause you harm? Yes 23. Does your sexual behavior leave you worried about or at risk of contracting or sharing sexually transmitted diseases? Yes 24. * Have you ever had sex with someone just because you were feeling aroused, and later felt ashamed or regretted it? Yes 25. Do you ever feel compelled to seek out porn, sex apps, and other forms of sexual activity, online or real world, even though you are trying to avoid this? Yes This test is self-scored. Three or more “yes” answers may indicate the presence of an intimacy disorder such as sex or porn addiction. If you score three or higher, you should explore your answers further with a licensed and Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT) or a similarly trained addiction professional. * Your answer to any question with an asterisk could be related to an ego-dystonic (unwanted) pattern of sexual arousal. For instance, people with same-sex attractions sometimes feel badly about that, which might cause them to answer yes to some of the questions in this screening instrument. However, sexual addiction is unrelated to who or what it is that turns a person on. Things like homosexuality and fetish behaviors are not, per se, indicators of sexual addiction. This is one of the reasons it is important to discuss the results of this screening test with a licensed professional who can help you separate addictive (obsessive, out of control, problem causing) behaviors from behaviors that are not addictive but still create emotional discomfort for you. ** An affirmative answer to questions 14, 17, and/or 18, regarding illegal sexual behavior, is always a problem, with or without sexual addiction. If you answered yes to any of those questions, you should seek confidential advice from a licensed professional skilled in handling such issues. If/when you do this, be aware that psychotherapists and other helping professionals have legal reporting requirements (that vary from state to state) related to illegal sexual behaviors. Please learn about the reporting laws in your state prior to speaking to a professional in detail about these challenges.PhoneThis field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.