Do I Have a Sex Addiction?
If you answer ‘yes’ to three of more of these questions, you may have a sex addiction.
Lack of control – Are you doing things that you do not want to be doing?
Persistent for a long time – Have you been out of control over a long period of time?
Can’t stop – Have you been unable to stop these behaviors even though you have had problems because of them – social, legal, financial, physical?
Loss of time – Are you losing significant amounts of time doing and/or recovering from doing these behaviors?
Obsessing – Are you obsessing about these behaviors or as a result of these behaviors?
Interfering with your life – Are these behaviors interfering with work, school, family, and friends?
Lying & Secrets – Are you hiding your behaviors from others, living a double life?
Violating your own values – Are you engaging in behaviors that you do not want to be doing because they violate your sense of integrity?
Escalation – Have the behaviors escalated, becoming more frequent, more risky, and/or more intense?
Losses – Have you lost, limited or sacrificed valued parts of life such as hobbies, family, relationships and work?
Withdrawal – If you attempt to stop these behaviors, do you experience considerable distress, anxiety, restlessness, irritability and/or physical discomfort?
If you answer ‘yes’ to three of more of the above questions, you may have a sex addiction problem.