Sex Addiction Help for Men
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Male Sexual Screening Addiction Test
The Male Sexual Screening Addiction Test (G-SAST) is designed to assist in the assessment of sexually compulsive or addictive behavior. The G-SAST provides a profile of responses that helps to identify men with sexually addictive disorders.
Note: None of these questions pertain to sexual orientation; rather, each question refers to sexual behavior.
Answer each question yes or no. Depending on the particular pattern of symptoms:
- 1 to 3 positive answers. This may indicate an area of concern and should be openly discussed with a friend or family member.
- More than 3 positive answers. This indicates the need to consider more professional addiction support, such as Sexual Addicts Anonymous, a 12-step support program.
- Six or more positive answers. This indicates a problem with potentially self-abusive and/or dangerous consequences. The client should seek treatment.
- Were you sexually abused as a child?
- Have you subscribed or regularly purchased/rented sexually explicit magazines or videos?
- Did your parents have trouble with their sexual or romantic behaviors?
- Do you often find yourself preoccupied with sexual thoughts?
- Has your use of phone sex lines, computer sex lines, and so on exceeded your ability to pay for these services?
- Does your significant other, friends, or family ever worry or complain about your sexual behavior?
- Do you have trouble stopping your sexual behavior when you know it is inappropriate and/or dangerous to your health?
- Has your involvement with pornography, phone sex, cyber sex, and so on become greater than your intimate contacts with romantic partners?
- Do you keep the extent or nature of your sexual activities hidden from your friends and/or partners?
- Do you look forward to events with friends or family being over so that you can go out and have sex?
- Do you visit sex clubs, bathhouses, and/or video bookstores as a regular part of your sexual activity?
- Do you believe that anonymous or casual sex has kept you from having more long-term, intimate relationships or from reaching other personal, educational, or professional goals?
- Do you have trouble maintaining intimate relationships once the “sexual newness” of the person has worn off?
- Do your sexual encounters place you in danger of arrest for lewd conduct or public indecency?
- Have you spent time worrying about being HIV positive, but continue to engage in risky or unsafe sex anyway?
- Has anyone ever been hurt emotionally by events related to your sexual behavior; for example, lying to your partner or friends, not showing up for an event/appointment because of sexual liaisons, etc.?
- Have you ever infected someone with an STD?
- Have you ever been approached, charged, or arrested for having sex in a public place?
- Has sex become a way to escape from your problems?
- When you have sex, do you feel depressed afterward?
- Have you made repeated promises to yourself to change some form of your sexual activity, only to break your promises later?
- Have your sexual activities interfered with some aspect of your professional or personal life; for example, causing you to be unable to work or to lose a relationship?
- Have you engaged in unsafe or “risky” sexual practices, even though you know this could cause you harm?
- Have you ever paid for sex?
- Have you ever had sex with someone just because you were feeling aroused and later felt ashamed or regretted it?
- Have you ever cruised public restrooms, rest areas, and/or parks looking for sexual encounters with strangers?
Are you concerned about your answers? If so, please call Peggy Albano Therapy in Sarasota, Florida, (941) 914-5553, for an appointment. I can help you.