1. At any time in your past did you ever think you’ve needed help for your sexual thoughts or behaviors?
  2. Have you ever thought to yourself that you’d be better off not ‘giving in’ to sexual behaviors or compulsions?
  3. Have you ever thought that sexual behaviors, thinking, compulsions or other undesirable activity were controlling you?
  4. Have you ever tried to stop or limit your compulsive sexual behavior?
  5. Do you ever resort to compulsive sexual behaviors to escape your problems, relieve stress and anxiety, or ‘numb out’?
  6. Do you feel crushed by guilt and depression after compulsive behavior?
  7. Has your pursuit of sexual behavior become more and more compulsive?
  8. Does your preoccupation with sex and compulsive behaviors interfere with your relationship with your spouse?
  9. Do you need to rely on images or memories during sexual activity?
  10. Do you get an irresistible impulse to act out when someone else makes the overtures or sex is offered?
  11. Do you bounce around, moving from one “relationship” or lover to another?
  12. Do you have a destructive and desperate sexual need for someone?
  13. Does your pursuit of sex put yourself, your family, or others in danger?
  14. Does the pursuit of sex cause you to be careless?
  15. Has your effectiveness or ability to concentrate gotten worse as sex has become more compulsive for you?
  16. Do you take time from or miss work in your pursuit of sex?
  17. Do you turn to a less-than-reputable environment or group of people when looking to fulfill your sexual desires?
  18. Do you have the urge to get away from your sexual partner ASAP after the act?
  19. Do you masturbate or pursue sexual relations with others even though you’re married?
  20. Have you ever been in trouble with the law as a result of your sexual actions?

If you answered ‘yes’ to one or more of these questions, you may be an addict and need to consult a professional and attend a 12 Step meeting.