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Addicted to Porn Test

How do I know if I'm addicted to pornography?

The following questions are excerpted and adapted from Hope and Recovery-A Twelve Step Guide for Healing From Compulsive Sexual Behavior. These questions do not constitute a standardized test designed to diagnose addiction. Those who answer yes to many of these questions will find that they have common experiences with pornography addicts. It is the hope of the authors of these questions that those who answer "Yes" to any of these questions will carefully consider the effects their sexual thoughts and behaviors have on their lives today. Those who do have concerns about their sexual thoughts and behaviors need to know that they can get help and support.

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Yes No Do you sense that your sexual thoughts and/or behaviors are causing problems in your life?
Yes No Have sexual thoughts interfered with your ability to function at work or at school?
Yes No Do you worry that your sexual thoughts and/or behaviors are more powerful than you are?
Yes No Do you sometimes think that you are the only person who has certain sexual thoughts or engages in certain sexual behaviors?
Yes No Do you fail to meet commitments or fail to carry out responsibilities because of your involvement with pornography?
Yes No Do you struggle to control or completely stop your thinking about or viewing pornography?
Yes No Do you view pornography in order to escape, deny, or numb your feelings?
Yes No Do you think about sex more than you would like to?
Yes No Do you spend more money than you can afford to spend on pornography?
Yes No Does it seem as though there is another person or force inside of you that drives you to pornography?
Yes No Do you have two standards of fidelity -- one for yourself and one for your spouse or partner?
Yes No Do you feel empty or shameful after viewing or masturbating using pornography?
Yes No Have you ever promised yourself that you would never again view pornography?
Yes No Do you use pornography to deal with, deny, or avoid problems in your life?
Yes No Do you risk legal problems in order to view pornography?
Yes No Do you anxiously anticipate or fear trips out of town because of what you think you might do sexually while you're away?
Yes No When you have child care responsibilities, do you put a higher priority on masturbating or being sexual than you do on the welfare of the child(ren) in your care?
Yes No Do your sexual thoughts and/or behaviors interfere with your spiritual or religious life?
Yes No Do your sexual thoughts and/or behaviors cause you to believe that you don't deserve to have a religious or spiritual life?
Yes No Have you lost a job or risked losing a job because of your involvement with pornography?
Yes No Do you scan printed material (novels, newspapers, magazines) or change channels on the television set just to find something that will stimulate you sexually?
Yes No Do you regularly view pornography or engage in fantasies involving self-abuse or other kinds of physical abuse?
Yes No Do you dig through other people's garbage to find pornography?
Yes No Would you rather masturbate than be sexual with a partner?
Yes No Do you drive around unfamiliar neighborhoods (cruise) hoping to find places where pornography is available?
Yes No Do you look at pornography or masturbate while driving?
Yes No Have you replaced a collection of pornographic material after destroying one collection and vowing never to purchase pornography again?
Yes No Has an important relationship in your life ended because of your inability to stop looking at pornography?

 


 


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APA Reference
Writer, H. (2008, December 13). Addicted to Porn Test, HealthyPlace. Retrieved on 2019, June 20 from https://www.healthyplace.com/sex/sexual-addiction/addicted-to-porn-test

Last Updated: April 8, 2016

Medically reviewed by Harry Croft, MD

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