Should You Seek Help?
Curious if you may have an issue with sex addiction, including pornography?
Do you often find yourself preoccupied with sexual thoughts? (Preoccupied)
Do you hide some of your sexual behavior from others? (Ashamed)
Have you ever sought help for sexual behavior you did not like? (Treatment)
Has anyone been hurt emotionally because of your sexual behavior? (Hurt others)
Do you feel controlled by your sexual desire? (Out of control)
When you have sex, do you feel depressed afterwards? (Sad)
If you answered “Yes” to 2 or more of these questions, it is recommended you speak with a trained therapist to explore your responses.
Dr. Patrick Carnes developed this test, called PATHOS, to help quickly identify whether or not a person has problematic sexual behaviors.
For further information about sex addiction or to take a 45-question sex addiction screening test, click here.