Do I Have A Sex Addiction?

Are you wondering if you have a sex addiction? In a 2012 study headed by Dr. Patrick Carnes* it was estimated that sexual addiction is estimated to afflict up to 3% to 6% of the population.

PATHOS is a brief sexual addiction screening questionnaire. The aforementioned clinical study from Carnes, et. al., found PATHOS as clinically significant for effectively classifying patient’s appropriateness for entering treatment as potential sex addicts.

You are welcome to take the PATHOS quiz now for FREE. After you have completed it, please contact us to discuss the results. (855) 442-1912.

The sex addiction quiz is quick and is composed of only 6 yes-or-no questions. After answering each question, click the “Next” button. At the end of the quiz, there is a question to make sure you are human and not a bot. Answer the question, then hit “Show Results.”

1. Preoccupied – Do you often find yourself preoccupied with sexual thoughts?


2. Ashamed – Do you hide some of your sexual behavior from others?


3. Treatment – Have you ever sought therapy for sexual behavior you did not like?


4. Hurt others – Has anyone been hurt emotionally because of your sexual behavior?


5. Out of control – Do you feel controlled by your sexual desire?


6. Sad – When you have sex, do you feel depressed afterwards?


Question 1 of 6

* Carnes PJ, Green BA, Merlo LJ, Polles A, Carnes S, Gold MS, March 6, 2012 (1):29-34. PATHOS: a
brief screening application for assessing sexual addiction. doi: 10.1097/ADM.0b013e3182251a28.
PATHOS is reprinted here with permission from the International Institute of Trauma and Addiction
Professionals (iitap).
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