The Sexual Addiction Screening Test (SAST) is designed to assist in the assessment of sexually compulsive or “addictive” behavior. Developed in cooperation with hospitals, treatment programs, private therapists and community groups, the SAST provides a profile of responses that help to discriminate between addictive and non-addictive behavior. To complete the test, answer each question by placing a check next to the appropriate yes/no column.
___ YES ___ NO 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/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 (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 problems?
___ 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).
___ YES ___ NO 25. I have made 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. 503.489.0230 | puredesire.org | [email protected]
___ 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 abusive.
___ YES ___ NO 36. I have traded sex for money or gifts.
___ YES ___ NO 37. I have had 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 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.