Sexual Addiction Screening Test – Revised (SAST-R)

Created by Patrick J. Carnes, PhD, the Sexual Addiction Screening Test – Revised (SAST-R) allows individuals along with CSAT licensed trained professionals to develop an understanding the extent of ones sexual compulsive behaviors.

“Knowing you are a sex addict doesn’t mean you are #bad or perverted or hopeless. It means you may have a disease an obsession from which many have healed. ” -Dr. Patrick Carnes

Complete the test by responding to each statement by checking “Yes” or “No” to each of the 45 items.

YesNo | 1. Were you sexually abused as a child or adolescent?
YesNo | 2. Did your parents have trouble with sexual behavior?
YesNo | 3. Do you often find yourself preoccupied with sexual thoughts?
YesNo | 4. Do you feel that your sexual behavior is not normal?
YesNo | 5. Do you ever feel bad about your sexual behavior?
YesNo | 6. Has your sexual behavior ever created problems for you and your family?
YesNo | 7. Have you ever sought help for sexual behavior you did not like?
YesNo | 8. Has anyone been hurt emotionally because of your sexual behavior?
YesNo | 9. Are any of your sexual activities against the law?
YesNo | 10. Have you made efforts to quit a type of sexual activity and failed?
YesNo | 11. Do you hide some of your sexual behaviors from others?
YesNo | 12. Have you attempted to stop some parts of your sexual activity?
YesNo | 13. Have you felt degraded by your sexual behaviors?
YesNo | 14. When you have sex, do you feel depressed afterwards?
YesNo | 15. Do you feel controlled by your sexual desire?
YesNo | 16. Have important parts of your life (such as job, family, friends, leisure activities)
been neglected because you were spending too much time on sex?
YesNo | 17. Do you ever think your sexual desire is stronger than you are?
YesNo | 18. Is sex almost all you think about?
YesNo | 19. Has sex (or romantic fantasies) been a way for you to escape your problems?
YesNo | 20. Has sex become the most important thing in your life?
YesNo | 21. Are you in crisis over sexual matters?
YesNo | 22. The internet has created sexual problems for me.
YesNo | 23. I spend too much time online for sexual purposes.
YesNo | 24. I have purchased services online for erotic purposes (sites for dating,
pornography, fantasy and friend finder).
YesNo | 25. I have used the internet to make romantic or erotic connections with people
YesNo | 26. People in my life have been upset about my sexual activities online.
YesNo | 27. I have attempted to stop my online sexual behaviors.
YesNo | 28. I have subscribed to or regularly purchased or rented sexually explicit materials
(magazines, videos, books or online pornography).
YesNo | 29. I have been sexual with minors.
YesNo | 30. I have spent considerable time and money on strip clubs, adult bookstores
and movie houses.
YesNo | 31. I have engaged prostitutes and escorts to satisfy my sexual needs.
YesNo | 32. I have spent considerable time surfing pornography online.
YesNo | 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
YesNo | 34. I have regularly purchased romantic novels or sexually explicit magazines.
YesNo | 35. I have stayed in romantic relationships after they became emotionally or abusive.
YesNo | 36. I have traded sex for money or gifts.
YesNo | 37. I have maintained multiple romantic or sexual relationships at the same time.
YesNo | 38. After sexually acting out, I sometimes refrain from all sex for a significant period.
YesNo | 39. I have regularly engaged in sadomasochistic behavior.
YesNo | 40. I visit sexual bath-houses, sex clubs or video/bookstores as part of my regular
sexual activity.
YesNo | 41. I have engaged in unsafe or "risky" sex even though I knew it could cause me
YesNo | 42. I have cruised public restrooms, rest areas or parks looking for sex with strangers.
YesNo | 43. I believe casual or anonymous sex has kept me from having more long-term
intimate relationships.
YesNo | 44. My sexual behavior has put me at risk for arrest for lewd conduct or public
YesNo | 45. I have been paid for sex.

©2007 Patrick J. Carnes, PhD

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*Submission of this assessment does not qualify nor exclude you from our Sex Addition Program. This is provided as a preliminary screening to assess the extent of current and past sexual compulsive behaviors.