You are about to complete the Sexual Addictions Screening Test (SAST) designed by Patrick Carnes. The SAST is designed to assist in the assessment of sexually compulsive behavior which may indicate the presence of sex addiction or problematic sexual activity. Developed in cooperation with hospitals, treatment programs, private therapists, and community groups, the SAST provides a profile of responses that help to discriminate between addictive and non-addictive behavior.
The SAST consists of 26 yes or no questions. Do not spend a great deal of time trying to analyze the question. It is probably best to go with your first thought.
You may begin the assessment at any time.
Were you sexually abused as a child or adolescent?
Did your parents have trouble with sexual behavior?
Do you often find yourself preoccupied with sexual thoughts?
Do you feel that your sexual behavior is not normal?
Do you ever feel bad about your sexual behavior?
Has your sexual behavior ever created problems for you and your family?
Have you ever sought help for sexual behavior you did not like?
Has anyone been hurt emotionally because of your sexual behavior?
Are any of your sexual activities against the law?
Have you made efforts to quit a type of sexual activity and failed?
Do you hide some of your sexual behaviors from others?
Have you attempted to stop some parts of your sexual activity?
Have you felt degraded by your sexual behaviors?
When you have sex, do you feel depressed afterward?
Do you feel controlled by your sexual desire?
Have important parts of your life (such as job, family, friends, leisure activities) been neglected because you were spending too much time on sex?
Do you ever think your sexual desire is stronger than you are?
Is sex almost all you think about?
Has sex (or romantic fantasies) been a way for you to escape your problems?
Has sex become the most important thing in your life?
Are you in crisis over sexual matters?
The internet has created sexual problems for me.
I spend too much time online for sexual purposes.
I have purchased services online for erotic purposes (sites for dating, pornography, fantasy, and friend finder).
I have used the internet to make romantic or erotic connections with people online.
People in my life have been upset about my sexual activities online.
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Thank you for completing the Sexual Addiction Screening Test (SAST).
The results of your assessment will be sent to the email that you provide. The results are provided as a preliminary screening to assess the extent of current and past problematic sexual activity. If you feel you would like to speak with someone about the results of this assessment, please call Bright Side Counseling Center at 888-796-1117. You can also schedule an appointment with Dr. Kenneth Taylor for a more comprehensive review of your results at www.brightsidecenter.com.