A Quick and Easy Self-Test for Porn Addiction

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What is porn addiction? What does it look like? How do you know if you’re addicted? These are questions we hear a lot at Sex and Relationship Healing. The following ten question self-test is designed to help you answer these questions. Just answer yes or no to each question.

  1. Do you ever feel overly distracted by, preoccupied with, or obsessed with pornography?
  2. When you start to use pornography, do you sometimes have trouble stopping, consistently looking at it for longer periods than intended?
  3. Do you ever use porn as a way to avoid stress, anxiety, loneliness, boredom, or other forms of emotional discomfort?
  4. After you use porn, do you sometimes regret it or feel depressed?
  5. Have you ever promised yourself or another person that you would stop using porn, only to break that promise later?
  6. Do you ever look forward to events with family/friends ending so you can look at porn?
  7. Have you ever kept secrets about or lied about your porn use?
  8. Have you ever experienced negative consequences related to your porn use – relationship trouble, social/emotional isolation, issues at work/school, etc.?
  9. Does your porn use potentially offend others, violate community standards, or place you in danger of arrest?
  10. Do you feel restless, irritable, or discontent when you are unable to use porn?

Our experience tells us that a ‘yes’ response to three or more of the ten questions listed above indicates that porn addiction may in fact be an issue. Experience also tells us that most porn addicts, if they are completely honest with their responses, will answer yes to at least half of these questions.

If you think that you or someone you know is struggling with porn addiction or a related issue, check out our free webinars and drop-in discussion groups, several of which focus on healing from porn addiction. If you think that you or someone you know may need treatment for porn addiction, Seeking Integrity Treatment Centers can help. To learn more, please contact us via email or phone us at 747.234.4325.