Internet Porn Addiction Screening Test

Directions: Read each statement carefully. If the statement is mostly TRUE, place a check mark on the blank next to the item number. If the statement is mostly false, skip the item and place nothing next to the item number.  If you answered “True” to more than 9 statements, your use of pornography may be on the verge of impairing significant areas of your life.  Seek consul with a professional sex addiction counselor.

__ 1. I have some sexual sites bookmarked.
___ 2. I spend more than 5 hours per week using my computer for sexual pursuits.
___ 3. I have joined sexual sites to gain access to online sexual material.
___ 4. I have purchased sexual products online.
___ 5. I have searched for sexual material through an Internet search tool.
___ 6. I have spent more money for online sexual material than I planned.
___ 7. Internet sex has sometimes interfered with my certain aspects of my life.
___ 8. I have participated in sexually related chats.
___ 9. I have a sexualized username or nickname that I use on the Internet.
___10 I have masturbated while on the Internet.
___11 I have accessed sexual sites from other computers besides my home.
___12 No one knows I use my computer for sexual purposes.
___13 I have tried to hide what is on my computer or monitor so others cannot see it.
___14 I have stayed up after midnight to access sexual material online.
___15 I use the Internet to experiment with different aspects of sexuality (e.g., bondage, homosexuality, anal sex, etc.)
___16 I have my own website which contains some sexual material.
___17 I have made promises to myself to stop using the Internet for sexual purposes.
___18 I sometimes use cybersex as a reward for accomplishing something. (e.g., finishing a project, stressful day, etc.)
___19 When I am unable to access sexual information online, I feel anxious, angry, or disappointed.
___20 I have increased the risks I take online (give out name and phone number, meet people offline, etc.)
___21 I have punished myself when I use the Internet for sexual purposes (e.g., time-out from computer, cancel Internet subscription, etc.)
___22 I have met face to face with someone I met online for romantic purposes.
___23 I use sexual humor and innuendo with others while online.
___24 I have run across illegal sexual material while on the Internet.
___25 I believe I am an Internet sex addict.
___26 I repeatedly attempt to stop certain sexual behaviors and fail.
___27 I continue my sexual behavior despite it having caused me problems.
___28 Before my sexual behavior, I want it, but afterwards I regret it.
___29 I have lied often to conceal my sexual behavior.
___30 I believe I am a sex addict.
___31 I worry about people finding out about my sexual behavior.
___32 I have made an effort to quit a certain type of sexual activity and have failed.
___33 I hide some of my sexual behavior from others.
___34 When I have sex, I feel depressed afterwards.
© Delmonico, 1999 Internet Sex Screening Test

www.sextreatment.com

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