QUESTIONS TO ASK YOURSELF
If you are unsure whether you may be a sex addict, try asking yourself the following questions. Try to be as honest as possible when answering, but also try to be gentle with yourself. Remember, you are not alone!
- Do I keep secrets about my sexual behaviors?
- Have my desires driven me to have sex in places or with people I would not normally choose?
- Do I need greater variety, increased frequency, or more extreme sexual activities to achieve the same level of excitement or relief?
- Does my use of pornography occupy large amounts of time and/or jeopardize my significant relationships or employment?
- Do I feel remorse, shame, or guilt after a sexual encounter?
- Have my sexual practices caused me legal problems? Could they cause me legal problems in the future?
- Does my pursuit of sex or sexual fantasy conflict with my moral standards?
- Do my sexual activities involve coercion, violence, or the threat of disease?
- Has my sexual behaviour ever left me feeling hopeless, alienated from others, or suicidal?
- Do I compulsively avoid sexual activity due to fear of sex or intimacy?
If you answered YES to any of these questions, you might benefit from the SAA program.
Here are some examples of addictive sexual behavior.