Sex Addiction

  • Joeyphx444

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    Jan 27, 2014 2:27 AM GMT
    http://www.recoveryzone.com/tests/sex-addiction/SAST/index.php

    Where do you score? I know this is just a test but it may give you some insight on things. I scored kinda high icon_cry.gif meaning I have a sex addiction. I always thought I have done a lot but then I have heard my sexual activity is normal or not as bad as most other gay men, but I really don't know for sure. All that really matter is your own situation
  • Timbales

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    Jan 27, 2014 2:34 AM GMT
    I scored a 4, I do not qualify as a sex addict.
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    Jan 27, 2014 2:46 AM GMT
    I got a 5 and the score is a 6 to be considered an addict.
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    Jan 27, 2014 2:48 AM GMT
    OMG, this survey is BS, I scored 6!

    I surf online porn (a lot), because that's my only outlet for sexual release. I unfortunately don't live in an environment where I can safely seek casual sex or even have a relationship and most of the survey ask questions regarding that. Also, my love online porn does not affect my relationship with my family, colleagues or work.
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    Jan 27, 2014 2:52 AM GMT
    **cough15cough**
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    Jan 27, 2014 2:56 AM GMT
    4 - I need more sex. icon_sad.gif
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    Jan 27, 2014 3:00 AM GMT
    Paul the survey is in fact BS.

    For example: some questions ask if you have ever tried to suppress sex urges etc or felt you could not control them etc.

    For a great many trying at a young age to not be gay and in denial, this is normal, which in many has nothing to do with being a sex addict. As well a couple of questions used romance/sex, which is silly as one emotional and one physical.

    *sighs* more McDonald's psychology.
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    Jan 27, 2014 3:03 AM GMT
    meninlove said Paul the survey is in fact BS.

    For example: some questions ask if you have ever tried to suppress sex urges etc or felt you could not control them etc.

    For a great many trying at a young age to not be gay and in denial, this is normal, which in many has nothing to do with being a sex addict. As well a couple of questions used romance/sex, which is silly as one emotional and one physical.

    *sighs* more McDonald's psychology.


    lol @ McDonald's psychology, I'm so gonna use that lol.
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    Jan 27, 2014 3:05 AM GMT
    Kuestion said
    meninlove said Paul the survey is in fact BS.

    For example: some questions ask if you have ever tried to suppress sex urges etc or felt you could not control them etc.

    For a great many trying at a young age to not be gay and in denial, this is normal, which in many has nothing to do with being a sex addict. As well a couple of questions used romance/sex, which is silly as one emotional and one physical.

    *sighs* more McDonald's psychology.


    lol @ McDonald's psychology, I'm so gonna use that lol.


    *loling with you* Such psychology is dangerous and misdiagnoses. It has the potential for great harm.
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    Jan 27, 2014 3:07 AM GMT
    McDonald's psychology (meninlove, 2014)
  • MikeW

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    Jan 27, 2014 3:11 AM GMT
    #45 is a fucked up question:

    After sexually acting out, do you sometimes refrain from all sex for a significant period?
    No Yes

    This presumes one acts out sexually.

    I got a 4.
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    Jan 27, 2014 3:11 AM GMT
    Kuestion saidMcDonald's psychology (meninlove, 2014)


    I don't deserve the credit. It's a term I heard about 25 years ago. Incidentally I scored a 5. The site said the minimum required was 6.

    Here's another sticking point. The questions are not considering life changes. I have a feeling that a group of frustrated closeted 16 year olds would all have scored very high. icon_lol.gif
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    Jan 27, 2014 3:14 AM GMT
    MikeW said#45 is a fucked up question:

    After sexually acting out, do you sometimes refrain from all sex for a significant period?
    No Yes

    This presumes one acts out sexually.

    I got a 4.


    I agree. What is acting out sexually? Having sex with someone then waiting until your test results come back negative is hardly an indicator of sexual addiction lol.

    How long is a significant period? *stupid test*

    I mention this as there was some manipulation in that test in reference to the above question; they also asked if you felt bad for a time after having sex.
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    Jan 27, 2014 4:01 AM GMT
    I scored a 1.
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    Jan 27, 2014 4:05 AM GMT
    FRANKHOMESTEADER saidTurned off so bad that the addiction is gone gone gone.


    Removing the mirrors from your house should fix that.
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    Jan 27, 2014 4:07 AM GMT
    And who is this Dr. Patrick Carnes? The iitap.com site he's a part of reminds me of chiropractic.
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    Jan 27, 2014 4:10 AM GMT
    Lumpyoatmeal saidAnd who is this Dr. Patrick Carnes? The iitap.com site he's a part of reminds me of chiropractic.


    Here ya go: 'Carnes attributes the source of the addictions to the addict's belief system. He stated that a fundamental momentum for the addiction is provided by "certain core beliefs" in the addict's thinking that are wrong or incorrect: "Generally, addicts do not perceive themselves as worthwhile persons. Nor do they believe that other people would care for them or meet their needs if everything was known about them, including the addiction. Finally, they believe that sex is their most important need. Sex is what makes isolation bearable. If you do not trust people, one thing that is true about sex--and alcohol, food, gambling, and risk--is that it always does what it promises--for the moment. Thus, as in our definition of addiction, the relationship is with sex--and not people"[6]
    In 1989, Patrick Carnes elaborated a diagnostic test for sexual addiction. At present the test is extensively made use of.[7] Although very popular, Carnes’s idea of sexual addiction still remains controversial.[8] It is sometimes considered to be nothing but disguised social judgments.[9] Some scholars suggest that there has been an attempt to return to a pathological model of sexuality using the concept of addiction (Irvine, 1995). Before the sexual freedom of the 1960s, those who engaged in promiscuous sex were often considered physically, mentally, or morally sick. Carnes’s model of sexual addiction seems to "repathologize" these sexual behaviors (Keane, 2004). Many psychologists and psychiatrists (including, notably, David J. Ley, Ph.D., in The Myth of Sex Addiction[10] triggered a firestorm of debate[11]) argue that one cannot be addicted to sex, according to the standard definition of the word "addiction."

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    Jan 27, 2014 4:18 AM GMT
    I think this survey only applies to those who have too much sex.
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    Jan 28, 2014 1:05 PM GMT
    What a stupid survey!
    I scored 2 though.
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    Jan 28, 2014 10:54 PM GMT
    I scored 6 but "most addicts are above 6" so Im still normal icon_lol.gif
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    Jan 29, 2014 2:44 AM GMT
    Erik101 saidI got a 5 and the score is a 6 to be considered an addict.

    OMG, we must look at the same porn! LOL I'm at 5 too...whew, just in under the mark!
  • Joeyphx444

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    Jan 29, 2014 7:51 AM GMT
    kiwiLifter said
    dustin_K_tx said**cough15cough**


    OMG, you must have said yes to at least one of the really sick questions like sex with children to get that high on the scale.icon_eek.gif


    I answered NO to sex with minors and being molested
    and I got a 16 icon_redface.gif
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    Jan 29, 2014 8:00 AM GMT
    9 meh..what else is new
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    Jan 29, 2014 12:16 PM GMT
    I'm a little disappointed in being just a 3, as I've always enjoyed lots of sex including open relationships.

    I'm open with my close friends and adult family about my sexuality and even in my craziest periods I never felt bad about sex. Especially with my first partner back in our 20s & 30s, we considered our bodies as our personal amusement parks. So fun.

    By the direction of the questions, I'd imagine you score more if you're into harmful perversions, if you harm others or even if not but especially if you are simply uncomfortable with your sexuality. So basically if you intellectually know you are doing something bad or if you are doing something that isn't bad but you emotionally think it is bad then that probably gets you a higher score.

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