Cybersex Addiction Screening Test

The Cybersex Addiction Screening Test is designed to assist the assessment of sexually compulsive or “addictive” behavior. The test provides a profile of responses which help to identify men and women with sexually addictive disorders.

Instructions

Check each “Yes” response as appropriate. Count your answers at the end

Questions

  1. Do you spend increasing amounts of online time focused on sexual or romantic intrigue or involvement?
     YES
  2. Are you involved in multiple romantic or sexual affairs in chat rooms, Internet or BBS?
     YES
  3. Do you not consider online sexual or romantic “affairs” to be a possible violation of spousal/partnership commitments?
     YES
  4. Have you failed in attempts to cut back on frequency of online or Internet sexual and romantic involvement or interaction?
     YES
  5. Does online use interfere with work (tired or late due to previous night’s use, online while at work etc.)?
     YES
  6. Does online use interfere with primary relationships (e.g. minimizing or lying to partners about online activities, spending less time with family or partners)?
     YES
  7. Are you intensely engaged in collecting Internet pornography?
     YES
  8. Do you engage in fantasy online acts or experiences which would be illegal if carried out (e.g. rape, child molestation)?
     YES
  9. Has your social or family interactive time decreased due to online fantasy involvement?
     YES
  10. Are you secretive, or do you lie about the amount of time spent online or type of sexual/romantic fantasy activities carried out online?
     YES
  11. Do you engage with sexual or romantic partners met online, while being involved in marital or other primary relationship?
     YES
  12. Are there increasing numbers of complaints or concerns from family or friends about the amount of time spent online?
     YES
  13. Do you frequently become angry or extremely irritable when asked to give up online involvement to engage with partners, family or friends?
     YES
  14. Has the primary focus of sexual or romantic life becomes increasingly related to computer activity (including pornographic CD ROM use)?
     YES

 

 If you scored seven yes’s or more, cybersex and sex addiction may truly be a concern for you, and should be openly discussed with a counselor, friend or family member. I strongly encourage you to attend a 12 step support program like SLAA, SAA or SCA, the links are listed below. You may consider a consultation with a certified sex addiction (CSAT) counselor or professional. You may also want to read or consider purchasing one of the books listed below.

 12 Step Support Programs

Love Addicts Anonymous
Love Addicts Anonymous is a 12 step community that provides a safe place where love addicts can come together and recover from love addiction. Face to face meetings in larger metropolitan areas, international on line and telephone meetings. LGBTG friendly

 Sexaholics Anonymous (SA)
National: (615) 331-6230
A national 12 step program for sexual addicts and sexual offenders. Mostly males in attendance. A guideline of sexual relations outside of the bond of marriage is defined by SA. International on line and telephone meetings

Sexual Addicts Anonymous (SAA)
National: (713) 869-4902
A national 12 step program for sexual addicts and some sexual offenders. Each member to define his or her own abstinence. Scattered meetings have female attendance. International on line and telephone meetings.

Sexual Compulsives Anonymous (SCA)
National: (800) 977-4325                                                                                    Mostly urban 12 step program, primarily for sexual addicts. Scattered meetings have female attendance. International on line  meetings

Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous (SLAA)
National: (781) 255-8825
National 12 step program for sexual addicts and those with patterns of unhealthy sex, love or romantic relationships. Each member is to define his or her own abstinence. Greater female attendance, some “women only” meetings, and sexual or social anorexia meetings, LGBTG friendly. Meetings for offenders in larger metropolitan areas. International on line and telephone meetings including meetings dealing with cross addictions (sex addition and other addictions)

Sexual Recovery Anonymous (SRA)
National: (212) 340-4650
12 step programs similar to SA except “committed relationship” is used instead of “marriage”. These meetings are limited in number but open to everyone in sexual recovery.

 

Suggested Reading:

In the Shadows of the Net: Breaking Free of Compulsive Online Sexual Behavior [Paperback], Patrick Carnes Ph.D. (Author), David L. Delmonico Ph.D. (Author), Elizabeth Griffin M.A. (Author), Joseph Moriarity (Author)

 Cybersex Exposed: Simple Fantasy or Obsession? by Jennifer Schneider; and Robert Weiss [paperback]

 Untangling the Web: Sex, Porn, and Fantasy Obsession in the Internet Age [Paperback] Robert Weiss (Author), Jennifer P. Schneider (Author)

More than Desire: Hope for Women in the Shadows of Pornography by Ashley Weis [paperback]

 

There are several residential treatment programs throughout the United States that specialize in sexual addiction treatment. Please go the right hand column on this web page and scroll down to the Sex Addiction links . Or visit the links page on this web site: http://www.mkrecoverycoaching.com/?page_id=162

This test was reprinted from http://www.sexualrecovery.com/resources/self-tests/csat.php . The Sexual Recovery Institute, since 1995 has been helping people from all over the world overcome sexual addiction. SRI offers a number of options for sex addiction treatment, porn addiction treatment, and treatment for other related sexual issues.

 

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