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Porn and Sex Addiction Screener
Instructions: Answer the following questions with a yes or no answer. This brief screener will help determine if further assessment is needed, in consultation with a mental health professional, to identify the presence of sexual addiction.
Do you frequently fail to resist sexual impulses to engage in specific sexual behaviors?
Do you engage in sexual behaviors to a greater extent or over a longer period than intended?
Do you have a long-standing desire, or a history of unsuccessful efforts to stop, reduce, or control sexual behaviors?
Do you spend excessive time obtaining sex, being sexual, or recovering from sexual experiences?
Do you obsess with preparing for sexual activities?
Do you frequent engage in sexual behavior when expected to be fulfilling occupational, academic, domestic, or social obligations?
Do you continue sexual behavior despite knowing it has caused or exacerbated social, financial, psychological, or physical problems?
Do you increase the intensity, frequency, number, or risk of sexual behaviors to achieve the desired effect, or experience diminished effect when continuing behaviors at the same level of intensity, frequency, number or risk?
Do you give up or limit social, occupational, or recreational activities because of sexual behavior?
Do you become upset, anxious, restless, or irritable if unable to engage in sexual behavior?
Scoring: If you answer yes to 3 or more items, please seek further assessment from a mental health professional. If possible, it is best to work with someone certified in sexual addictions (CSAT or Certified Sex Addiction Therapist). Disclaimer: This screener is not intended for formal diagnosis and does not exempt one from seeking a quality mental health professional. Created by Ethan Bennett, LPCC, CSAT-C, owner and counselor of Abba Healing Services, LLC in collaboration with Danny May, Director of the Office of Family Life and the Clean Heart Initiative of the Diocese of Owensboro. 270-297-9192 |
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