Do you find yourself preoccupied with sexual thoughts?
Do you hide or feel shame about some of your sexual behaviors?
Have you ever sought therapy for sexual behavior you did not like?
Has anyone ever been hurt emotionally because of your sexual behavior?
Do you feel controlled by your sexual desire?
When you have sex or engage in sexual behaviors do you feel depressed afterwards?
Answering Yes to 3 or more of the above questions indicates a very highly probability of sex addiction.
If you answered Yes to 2 questions indicates the need for additional clinical assessment with a Certified Sex Addictions Therapist. Call us now to schedule an assessment.
*The above screening has been adapted from Dr. Patrick Carnes PATHOS screening.
SAST (Sexual Addiction Screening Test)
Click on the SAST link and take the free and confidential Sexual Addiction Screening Test. The SAST is an online assessment designed to help determine if sex addiction is present. The SAST was developed with the help of hospitals, treatment centers, community groups and private therapists. Please allocate 20 minutes to answer the 45 yes or no questions. A score of 6 and above indicates a very high probability for the presence of sex addiction. Call us now at Full Heart Recovery to schedule an assessment**
*Carnes, P. J., Green, B. A., Merlo, L. J., Polles, A., Carnes, S., & Gold, M. S. (2012). PATHOS: A brief screening application for assessing sexual addiction. Journal of Addiction Medicine, 6(1), 29–34. doi:10.1097/ADM.0b013e3182251a28
**The SAST was developed by Patrick Carnes, Ph.D.
Disclaimer: The above assessments/screenings are for informational purposes only and are not a substitute for a full evaluation by a Certified Sex Addictions Therapist; the assessments/screenings should only be used as a guide to understanding your sexual behavior and the potential
consequences associated with that behavior. If you are concerned about your sexual behavior, please seek professional help.