Sex Addiction Checklist: How do I know if I might be a Sex Addict?

Sexual addiction can be extremely disruptive to our lives and prevent us from having and sustaining healthy relationships.

Below is a checklist to see if you might have a sex addiction.

Counselling with a professional psychologist, therapist or counsellor can help resolve a sex addiction problem.

Sex addiction comes in many forms and can include

  • - voracious and uncontrolled sexual desire,
  • - excessive masturbation,
  • - over-use of pornographic material, and
  • - an uninhibited need for sexual encounters.

Below is a basic checklist to help you determine if you might have an addiction to sex, pornography and/or masturbation. (This article is electronically protected - Copyright © Associated Counsellors & Psychologists Sydney PTY LTD)

Sex Addiction Checklist


Y    N    Do you spend a significant amount of time watching sex online or masturbating?

Y    N    Do you find yourself involved in sexual relations with multiple partners at one time, whether individually or in group-sex sessions?

Y    N    Do you regularly frequent brothels or contract the services of sex workers (prostitutes).

Y    N    Do you spend a large amount of time on sexually oriented websites?

Y    N    Do you spend a great deal of time searching through websites until you find the “right” porn site?

Y    N    Does your preoccupation with porn and/or sex interfere with your work life?

Y    N    Do you find yourself masturbating in inappropriate places?

Y    N    Do you feel anxious if you cannot masturbate or watch porn?

Y    N    Do you go to inappropriate places to find sexual partners?

Y    N    Have others expressed concern about the amount of porn you have collected by downloading from online sites?

Y    N    Have you been unsuccessful when attempting to stop masturbating, having inappropriate sex and/or watching porn?

Y    N    Does your preoccupation with sex, masturbating and/or watching porn interfere with your relationships?

Y    N    Have you lied about the amount of time you spend engaged in sexual activities?

Y    N    Do you forego social or family activities in order to have sex, watch porn or masturbate?

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If you answered “yes” to the majority of these questions, then it is likely that you may have an addiction to sex. Very often, sex addictions may start as a distraction or something to do when our partner is not available. However, as the compulsion grows, we may find ourselves spending more and more time preoccupied with sexual activities.

Although checklists are not the diagnostic measure of whether or not a person has an addiction, they can be an indicator of problems that should be examined and addressed. Chronic masturbation, compulsive sexual activity or watching porn can be symptoms of other problems or issues underlying the behaviour.

If you would like help distinguishing issues in your life and deciding if they are really problems or not, you may benefit from talking to an objective but compassionate professional counsellor, psychologist or therapist. If you would like to schedule a consultation or receive further advice, please contact us at:

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Sexual addiction can be extremely disruptive to our lives and prevent us from having and sustaining healthy relationships.

Below is a checklist to see if you might have a sex addiction.

Counselling with a professional psychologist, therapist or counsellor can help resolve a sex addiction problem.

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