Porn Addiction Test (3mins)

Porn Addiction Test
Halima Qureshi

Halima S. Qureshi is a practising Clinical Psychologist for the last 5 years, as well as the founding member of Counseling Center in one of the acclaimed Universities of Pakistan. She deals in psychological disorders especially related to early adulthood and adulthood. She is well versed in the field with more than 4 years of teaching and research experience in the field of Psychology. Currently, she is doing her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology and she is developing Intervention and working with Cognitive Behavior Hypnotherapy for Non-Suicidal Self Injury disorder a newly recognized disorder in DSM 5. Her therapeutic expertise is in Cognitive Behavior Therapy, as well as she is Master Practitioner of Neurolinguistics Programming (NLP) from NFNLP, USA.

This porn addiction test is developed for the self-assessment and can be used for the assessment of sex addiction severity symptoms. This test is not diagnostic and not to be used in the professional setting.

Porn addiction test

Instructions for the Test

Please make sure to answer each question item, this brief test will ask questions regarding your interest in sex addiction.

1. I masturbate more then I like to, and it interferes with my life

 

2. I use to occupied with thoughts of sex and these thoughts interfere with responsibilities and relationships in life

 

3. I constantly keep on thinking about sexual activities which interfere with my daily life

 

4. When I visit sexually explicit websites or porn interferes with life

 

5. I use phone sex services more then I like to

 

6. I engage myself in risky sexual behaviours

 

7. These habits interfere with the feeling of connectedness with a romantic partner

 

8. I find it difficult to stop the sexual behaviours even though I will have to face the negative consequences

 


Final Result:

What is Porn Addiction?

Pornography addiction is something about which we often become adolescents, but eventually, it is a behaviour that can seriously damage relationships and take precedence over more important functions and obligations in your life.

The negative consequences of your actions are what distinguishes a porn addiction from a keen interest in porn. The behaviour is called compulsive with a porn addiction; in which you would spend an excessive amount of time watching porn instead of engaging with others or performing important tasks. In addition, the conduct will continue even if it damages your life, relationships, or state of affairs betterment.

Although in the clinical sense of the word, many health and medical practitioners do not find porn addiction to an "addiction," the signs and symptoms are often strikingly similar to those of alcohol or drug addiction.

While in the fifth edition of the American Psychiatric Association (APA), some efforts were made to categorize porn addiction in DSM 5. The Scientific Board eventually concluded that there was not enough evidence to support the diagnosis in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5)—proposing it to be a subcategory of hypersexual disorder.

Some psychiatrists have questioned whether more along the lines of drug or alcohol addiction should be classified as a compulsive disorder. Their argument is primarily due to changes in brain activity that are strikingly similar to those seen in regular users of drugs.

According to a 2015 study published in the journal Behavioural Science, an electroencephalogram (EEG) can trigger characteristic changes in brain activity while porn is watched, namely, a reactive event called P300 that can occur within 300 milliseconds of viewing.1 The researchers claim that this is the same response that occurs when a drug user encounters drug-related paraphernalia or photos.

Porn addiction test is just for the estimate and provides valuable information regarding the need for professional help.

Porn Addiction Test (3mins)