Pornography Compulsion Self Test

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These tests provided are in no way intended to determine a diagnosis of addiction. They are intended, to be used by people, who suspect that they cannot control themselves in a particular area, in determining whether or not they need help.

 

Answer the following questions honestly to yourself:

1) Do you sense that your sexual thoughts and/or behaviours are causing problems in your life?

2) Have sexual thoughts interfered with your ability to function at work or at school?

3) Do you worry that your sexual thoughts and/or behaviours are more powerful than you are?

4) Do you sometimes think that you are the only person who has certain sexual thoughts or engages in certain sexual behaviours?

5) Do you fail to meet commitments or fail to carry out responsibilities because of your involvement with pornography?

6) Do you struggle to control or completely stop your thinking about or viewing pornography?

7) Do you view pornography in order to escape, deny, or numb your feelings?

8) Do you think about sex more than you would like to?

9) Do you spend more money than you can afford to spend on pornography?

10 Does it seem as though there is another person or force inside of you that drives you to pornography?

11) Do you have two standards of fidelity; one for yourself and one for your spouse or partner?

12) Do you feel empty or shameful after viewing or masturbating using pornography?

13) Have you ever promised yourself that you would never again view pornography?

14) Do you use pornography to deal with, deny, or avoid problems in your life?

15) Do you risk legal problems in order to view pornography?

16) Do you anxiously anticipate or fear trips out of town because of what you think you might do sexually while you're away?

17) 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?

18) Do your sexual thoughts and/or behaviours interfere with your spiritual or religious life?

19) Do your sexual thoughts and/or behaviours cause you to believe that you don't deserve to have a religious or spiritual life?

20) Have you lost a job or risked losing a job because of your involvement with pornography?

21) Do you scan printed material (novels, newspapers, magazines) or change channels on the television set just to find something that will stimulate you sexually?

22) Do you regularly view pornography or engage in fantasies involving self-abuse or other kinds of physical abuse?

23) Do you dig through other people's garbage to find pornography?

24) Would you rather masturbate than be sexual with a partner?

25) Do you drive around unfamiliar neighbourhoods (cruise) hoping to find places where pornography is available?

26) Do you look at pornography or masturbate while driving?

27) Have you replaced a collection of pornographic material after destroying one collection and vowing never to purchase pornography again?

28) Has an important relationship in your life ended because of your inability to stop looking at pornography.

 

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