Am I a Sex Addict?
A useful too for self-assessment is the set of 12 Questions of SAA which follows:
1 - Do you keep secrets; about your sexual behaviour or romantic fantasies from those important to you? Do you lead a double life?
2 - Have your needs driven you to have sex in places or situations or with people you would not normally choose?
3 - Do you find yourself looking for sexually arousing articles or scenes in newspapers, magazines, or other media?
4 - Do you find that romantic or sexual fantasies interfere with your relationships or are preventing you from facing problems?
5 - Do you frequently want to get away from a sex partner after having sex? Do you frequently feel remorse, shame, or guilt after a sexual encounter?
6 - Do you feel shame about your body or your sexuality, such that you avoid touching your body or engaging in sexual relationships? Do you fear that you have no sexual feelings, that you are asexual?
7 - Does each new relationship continue to have the same destructive patterns which prompted you to leave the last relationship?
8 - Is it taking more variety and frequency of sexual and romantic activities than previously to bring the same levels of excitement and relief?
9 - Have you ever been arrested or are you in danger of being arrested because of your practices of voyeurism, exhibitionism, prostitution, sex with minors, indecent phone calls, etc.?
10 - Does your pursuit of sex or romantic relationships interfere with your spiritual beliefs or development?
11 - Do your sexual activities include the risk, threat, or reality of disease, pregnancy, coercion, or violence?
12 -Has your sexual or romantic behavior ever left you feeling hopeless, alienated from others, or suicidal?
Reprinted from the pamphlet "Getting Started in Sex Addicts Anonymous" © ISO of SAA, Inc.
If you answered Yes to more than one of these questions, we encourage you to seek help: Contact us, read additional material about sex addiction, or attend an SAA meeting to learn more about the Twelve-Step program and the Fellowship of SAA.