Are You a Sex Addict?

Sex Addiction Questions


Sex Addiction Questions are utilized to determine the severity of a person’s sexual addictive behavior. Now there is a clinical debate about whether this is called sexual addiction or compulsive sexual behavior.  Nonetheless, in my work the past 25 years, I have noted several patterns among clients with sexual acting out.  These questions point both the client and the therapist in a direction to begin treatment.  Getting clear answers close to yes or no is preferred.  Most of the time, either the behaviors have happened or not and then we need to determine the frequency.  Here are some questions that assess the presence of a possible sex addiction or compulsive sexual behavior pattern:

Does your spouse have unaccountable time?
Does your spouse have unaccountable money?
Does your spouse have unexplainable moods?
Does your spouse’s moods depend on whether he/she gets sex or not?
Does your spouse have a lack of sexual activity with you?
Does your spouse have a history of emotional, physical or sexual abuse or neglect?
Does your spouse have a supply of pornography (especially the kind you get at adult bookstores)?
Are there many arguments over sex?
Is your spouse unable to be emotionally intimate?
Does sex appear to not satisfy him/her (wants more right away or there never seems to be enough)?
Is there a lot of anger or erratic behavior when he/she is said “no” to sexually?
Do you feel alone during your sexual encounters?
Do you feel used, dirty or abandoned after sexual encounters?
Is there a sense that he’s/she’s got his “fix” and now he’s better?
Have they made promises to quit a behavior and failed?
Do they have what looks like a double life?

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