The Sexual Addiction Screening Test (SAST-R)

The Sexual Addiction Screening Test (SAST-R) is designed to assist in the assessment of sexually compulsive or “addictive” behavior. Developed in cooperation with hospitals, treatment programs, private therapists, and community group, the SAST-R provides a profile of responses, which help to discriminate between addictive and nonaddictive behavior.

To complete the test, answer each question by selecting the appropriate yes/no answer. After you are finished, click the “Submit” button to send this form to one of our therapists.

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1. Were you sexually abused as a child or adolescent?
 Yes No

2. Did your parents have trouble with sexual behavior?
 Yes No

3. Do you often find yourself preoccupied with sexual thoughts?
 Yes No

4. Do you feel that your sexual behavior is not normal?
 Yes No

5. Do you ever feel bad about your sexual behavior?
 Yes No

6. Has your sexual behavior ever created problems for you and your family?
 Yes No

7. Have you ever sought help for sexual behavior you did not like?
 Yes No

8. Has anyone been hurt emotionally because of your sexual behavior?
 Yes No

9. Are any of your sexual activities against the law?
 Yes No

10. Have you made efforts to quit a type of sexual activity and failed?
 Yes No

11. Do you hide some of your sexual behaviors from others?
 Yes No

12. Have you attempted to stop some parts of your sexual activity?
 Yes No

13. Have you felt degraded by your sexual behaviors?
 Yes No

14. When you have sex, do you feel depressed afterwards?
 Yes No

15. Do you feel controlled by your sexual desire?
 Yes No

16. Have important parts of your life (such as job, family, friends, leisure activities) been neglected because you were spending too much time on sex?
 Yes No

17. Do you ever think your sexual desire is stronger than you are?
 Yes No

18. Is sex almost all you think about?
 Yes No

19. Has sex (or romantic fantasies) been a way for you to escape your problems?
 Yes No

20. Has sex become the most important thing in your life?
 Yes No

20. Has sex become the most important thing in your life?
 Yes No

21. Are you in crisis over sexual matters?
 Yes No

22. The internet has created sexual problems for me.
 Yes No

23. I spend too much time online for sexual purposes.
 Yes No

24. I have purchased services online for erotic purposes (sites for dating, pornography, fantasy and friend finder).
 Yes No

25. I have used the internet to make romantic or erotic connections with people online.
 Yes No

26. People in my life have been upset about my sexual activities online.
 Yes No

27. I have attempted to stop my online sexual behaviors.
 Yes No

28. I have subscribed to or regularly purchased or rented sexually explicit materials (magazines, videos, books or online pornography).
 Yes No

29. I have been sexual with minors.
 Yes No

30. I have spent considerable time and money on strip clubs, adult bookstores and movie houses.

 Yes No

31. I have engaged prostitutes and escorts to satisfy my sexual needs.
 Yes No

32. I have spent considerable time surfing pornography online.
 Yes No

33. I have used magazines, videos or online pornography even when there was considerable risk of being caught by family members who would be upset by my behavior.
 Yes No

34. I have regularly purchased romantic novels or sexually explicit magazines.
 Yes No

35. I have stayed in romantic relationships after they became emotionally or abusive.
 Yes No

36. I have traded sex for money or gifts.
 Yes No

37. I have maintained multiple romantic or sexual relationships at the same time.
 Yes No

38. After sexually acting out, I sometimes refrain from all sex for a significant period.
 Yes No

39. I have regularly engaged in sadomasochistic behavior.
 Yes No

40. I visit sexual bath-houses, sex clubs or video/bookstores as part of my regular sexual activity.
 Yes No

41. I have engaged in unsafe or "risky" sex even though I knew it could cause me harm.
 Yes No

42. I have cruised public restrooms, rest areas or parks looking for sex with strangers.
 Yes No

43. I believe casual or anonymous sex has kept me from having more long-term intimate relationships.
 Yes No

44. My sexual behavior has put me at risk for arrest for lewd conduct or public indecency.
 Yes No

45. I have been paid for sex.
 Yes No