SAST - Sex Addiction Self-Assessment Test



This is only one version of a SAST you may do, or print out now.  

There are other SAST formats similar in purpose.


Sex Addiction Self-assessment Test (SAST) 

  1. Y____N___ Do you keep secrets about your sexual behavior or romantic fantasies from those important to you? Do you lead a double life?
  2. Y____N___ Have your desires driven you to have sex in places or with people you would not normally choose?
  3. Y____N___ Do you need greater variety, increased frequency, or more extreme sexual activities to achieve the same level of excitement or relief?
  4. Y____N___ Does your use of pornography occupy large amounts of time and/or jeopardize your significant relationships or employment?
  5. Y____N___ Do your relationships become distorted with sexual preoccupation? Does each new relationship have the same destructive pattern which prompted you to leave the last one?
  6. Y____N___ Do you frequently want to get away from a partner after having sex? Do you feel remorse, shame, or guilt after a sexual encounter?
  7. Y____N___ Have your sexual practices caused you legal problems? Could your sexual practices cause you legal problems?
  8. Y____N___ Does your pursuit of sex or sexual fantasy conflict with your moral standards or interfere with your personal spiritual journey?
  9. Y____N___ Do your sexual activities involve coercion, violence, or threat of disease?
  10. Y____N___ Has your sexual behavior or pursuit of sexual relationships ever left you feeling hopeless, alienated from others, or suicidal?
  11. Y____N___ Does your preoccupation with sexual fantasies cause problems in any area of your life - even when you do not act out your fantasies?
  12. Y____N___ Do you compulsively avoid sexual activity due to fear of sex or intimacy? Does your sexual avoidance consume you mentally?

If you answered “Yes” to more than one of these questions, you are encouraged to seek help:
  • Find a contact person in your local area,
  • Read additional material about sex addiction, or
  • Attend an SAA meeting re: Twelve-Step program and the Fellowship of SAA.

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