Pornography Addiction Test - gage your level of addiction…

1. Viewing pornography is starting to create some issues in my life (interfering with school, work, relationships, chores, plans, free time, etc).

  Yes



2. I worry that viewing pornography is becoming an compulsive act for me.

  Yes



3. Even though I try to avoid thinking about pornography, I still fantasize about viewing it.

  Yes



4. I’m starting to spend time and energy fighting off thoughts of pornography and the desire to view it.

  Yes



5. I’m beginning to wonder why I’m thinking so much about pornography.

  Yes



6. I’m surprised at my level of involvement with pornography.

  Yes



7. I am looking at more hard-core types of pornography.

  Yes



8. I’m spending more time fantasizing about pornography or sexual things.

  Yes



9. I’m spending more time fighting off strong urges and desires to view pornography.

  Yes



10. When I’m trying to stop using pornography, I’m starting to notice (or others are noticing) an increase in withdrawal symptoms (restlessness, irritability, insomnia, etc.).

  Yes



11. I’ve tried to cut back or stop, but I can only go a couple of weeks without giving in.

  Yes



12. I’m beginning to wonder why it's so hard to stop.

  Yes



13. I’m spending a significant amount of time each week thinking about pornography.

  Yes



14. I’m viewing (or starting to view) types of pornography that are darker.

  Yes



15. I’m not feeling comfortable with types of pornography I’m viewing and/or would not incorporate them into my own sex life.

  Yes



16. I have tried to quit on many occasions and I’m starting to feel it’s hopeless.

  Yes



17. I have lied to cover up my pornography use.

  Yes



18. I'm paying to download or watch online pornography.

  Yes



19. I spend a significant amount of time each day thinking about pornography and sexual things and/or viewing pornography.

  Yes



20. I feel that initially, pornography was for excitement and entertainment. However, over time, pornography has become more and more obsessive.

  Yes



21. I have a collection of pornography (videos, magazines, DVD's etc.) and have been caught using pornography on one or more occasions.

  Yes



22. No matter what I do to stop viewing pornography fails and I'm starting to realize I can’t stop on my own.

  Yes



23. I have experienced some sort of ‘loss’ due to my use of pornography. (loss of a job, friend(s), spouse, partner, lover, belief in God, self-respect, etc.)

  Yes



24. I have started to act out sexually. (voyeurism, explicit conversations, chat rooms, strip clubs, erotic massage parlours, prostitutes, emotional affairs, sexual affairs, masturbating in my car or in public etc).

  Yes



25. I have images from sex scenes I can't get out of my head.

  Yes



26. When having sex with a real live person, I am/may
  • have difficulty achieving or maintaining an erection;
  • have difficulty achieving climax;
  • replay pornographic scenes in my mind; or
  • fantasize about sex acts I have seen and would like to do with my partner, but feel he/she would not be willing.

  Yes



27. I feel hopeless, sad or depressed and have contemplated suicide.

  Yes



(1-6)    Any "Yes" answer indicates the start of issues with pornography.

(7- 12)    Any "Yes" answer indicates a problem with pornography to a level where you should consider professional and/or non-professional support.

(13-17)    Any "Yes" answer indicates a problem with pornography to a level where you should seek professional counselling.

(18-26)    Any "Yes" answer indicates a serious and growing issue with pornography where professional counselling is strongly encouraged.

(27)    Answering "Yes" to #27 indicates that you should seek immediate help. Immediate help for suicidal thoughts can be found by calling 911, your local crisis line (705-728-5044 for Simcoe County), or by going to your local hospital emergency.







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