This page is available to help you take an introspective look at possible struggles in your life. These sexual addiction assessments are considered to be the most widely used screening measure to help identify the symptoms and concerns characteristic of sexual addiction/codependency. You can use the below assessments to help you determine if you need to speak to a mental health professional or physician and get help for one of these problems. It will take you about two minutes to complete each one. These assessments are not designed to make a diagnosis of one of these problems or to take the place of a professional diagnosis or consultation, so speaking to a therapist would still be the best way to assess the severity of the problem.
The Assessing Pornography Addiction Assessment
The Assessing Pornography Addiction test was developed to help evaluate your level of involvement in pornography by exploring seven different areas associated with pornography use. Areas include:
- Your history — The extent of your involvement with pornography (current and past)
- Intensity — The amount your mind is preoccupied with thoughts feelings, and emotions related to pornography. It also looks at how your involvement in pornography may have progressed over time. Finally, this section identified risks that you may be taking related to your obsession with pornography.
- Impulse Control — This explores your ability to deal with cravings/temptations and the power that they have on you in difficult times.
- Consequences — This identifies areas of your life that your involvement with pornography may have hurt or harmed in some way.
- Coping Strategies — The extent that you turn to pornography to cope with challenges you face.
- Mental Health — This explores how areas of your mental health (depression, loneliness, and guilt) are related to viewing pornography.
- Overall Well-Being — The explores your overall level of happiness and life satisfaction.
You’ll be asked questions to identify the extent that pornography is influencing your life.
Sexual Addiction Screening Test (SAST)
The Sexual Addiction Screening Test (SAST) is designed to assist in the assessment of sexually compulsive behavior which may indicate the presence of sex addiction. Developed in cooperation with hospitals, treatment programs, private therapists, and community groups, the SAST provides a profile of responses which help to discriminate between addictive and non-addictive behavior.
The Sexual Addiction Risk Assessment
The Sexual Addiction Risk Assessment has been developed to help you better understand your behaviors. The assessment consists of 88 questions, which will take approximately 25 minutes to finish. You can then print out your results immediately. You will be provided with a detailed, personalized 23-page report to help you determine the best course of action for youYour personal profile will reveal common behaviors and risks associated with your particular type of addiction.
Women’s Sexual Addiction Screening Test
The Women’s Sexual Addiction Screening Test (W-SAST) is designed to assist the assessment of sexually compulsive or “addictive” behavior. The W-STAST provides a profile of responses which help to identify women with sexually addictive disorders. We strongly urge that diagnosis and treatment be done with a trained professional. The assessment is designed to help you decide whether you should seek further help. If you are interested in taking this assessment, please click the link above to take the Women’s Sexual Addiction Screening Test.
Partner Sexuality Survey
If you are or have been in a relationship with someone who has a sex addiction, you have inevitably been affected by your experience. This screening survey is part of a research study being conducted by Dr. Stefanie Carnes which aims to learn about how partners of sexual addicts are sexually affected by their relationship(s). Participating in this survey can help advance research about sexual addiction, bring you clarity about your own sexual health and provide you with a brief report about your own sexuality.
The Internet Sex Screening Test (ISST)
The Internet Sex Screening Test (ISST) asks questions about online and offline sexual behavior.
Codependency Assessment Tool
Codependency constitutes a significant health risk, particularly for women, because codependent women are often involved in abusive and potentially harmful relationships. Individuals who are identified as codependent can engage in therapy and gain knowledge and freedom from such relationships. This assessment looks at five measures related to codependent behavior: (1) Other Focus/Self-Neglect, (2) Low Self-Worth, (3) Hiding Self, (4) Medical Problems, and (5) Family of Origin Issues. If you feel you might be struggling with problems of codependency, please click the link above to take the Codependency Assessment Tool.
The Pornography Addiction Screening Tool (PAST)
The Pornography Addiction Screening Tool (PAST) is a free on-line initial screening assessment tool for individuals with potential addiction to pornography. It is being developed with clients in outpatient settings around the United States. The PAST provides a profile based on the responses that help to identify individuals who are addicted to pornography. The responses are chosen by the client who is being screened for potential addiction to pornography. To complete the test, the client answers each of the 25 questions by choosing from one of five possible responses.
The Parent Perception Youth Pornography Addiction Screening Tool (PPYPAST)
The Parent Perception Youth Pornography Addiction Screening Tool (PPYPAST) is a free on-line initial screening assessment tool for for parents who have children with potential addiction to pornography. It is being developed with parents in outpatient settings around the United States. The PPYPAST provides a profile based on the responses that help to identify youth who are addicted to pornography. The responses are chosen by the parent and accuracy of the assessment requires the parent to be highly tuned in to their child’s thoughts and behaviors. To complete the test, answer each of the 25 questions by choosing from one of five possible responses.