Self Assessment Questions

The following questions may assist you in identifying possible signs of sex addition.

  • Have you tried unsuccessfully to reduce or stop certain sexual behaviours?
  • Are you compromising your personal values as a result of your sexual behaviour?
  • Do you feel your sexual behaviour is out of control?
  • Are you preoccupied with sexual thoughts or romantic fantasies?
  • Do you ever feel bad about your sexual behaviour?
  • Have important parts of your life (such as job, family, friends, leisure activities) been neglected due to your sexual behaviours?
  • Has sex or romantic fantasies become a way for you to escape your problems?
  • Do you use the Internet for sexual or erotic purposes?
  • Does your life seem to be in constant turmoil as a result of your sexual behaviour?
  • Have you ever participated in sexual activity in exchange for money or gifts?

If you answered Yes to one or more of the above questions you may have a problem with sex addiction and we recommend you seek a professional assessment.

To discuss the results of the Self Assessment Questions in more detail, contact The Oak Centre by phone on 0448 966 281 (Australia)  or 61 448 966 281 (International) or by sending an email to

Note: One of the methods used by The Oak Centre for a comprehensive assessment of sex addiction is the Sexual Dependency Inventory (SDI) which is an extensive online questionnaire developed by The International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals (IITAP) based on the results of thousands of individuals who have previously completed the SDI. A description of the SDI can be found under the Our Services tab on our Home Page menu.