A Quick Note About Our Assessments

Validated Psychological Self-Assessments

If you’re a frequent visitor to my blog, you may have noticed that we’ve added psychological self-assessments. There’s somethings you should know about them:

  • They’re all free.
  • You’ll get a link to share your results with your therapist.
  • They’re anonymous. That comes with two caveats:
    • If you don’t save your results link, I can’t retrieve it for you.
      • You’ll have to do the assessment again; thankfully they’re short and most people complete them in less than two minutes.
    • Just because I don’t link your identity with what you do on your visit to my website, doesn’t mean your Internet Service Provider (ISP) or other companies/agencies in between aren’t seeing your visit here. I make a best effort to ensure your privacy, including using certificates and industry-standard TLS encryption, but you should still be cautious.

Are These Assessments Good?

Each of the assessments I’ve put on my site are validated self-assessments, but what does that mean?

Validation means that a tool, in this case these assessments, measures what it’s supposed to measure. For a tool to be considered validated, it must meet the following criteria:

  • Content validity – usefulness and relevance of each question to measuring the theoretical concept.
  • Construct validity – how well do the questions stay on-topic.
  • Predictive validity – the tool’s ability to predict future performance.
  • Internal validity – whether the tool adheres to basic cause-and-effect.
  • External validity – whether the tool can be generalized across various geographic, social, and economic demographics.

The self part of “validated self-assessment” means you can take these without a professional present. However, I do recommend you save the results link and share it with your therapist if your behaviors are causing you enough to concern to take the assessments.


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Sharing Results

To make these assessments more useful for you, the results page will provide a link you can copy and send to your therapist so you can parse your responses and probe further into the behavior that you find troubling. Beyond just the score at the end of each assessment, your response to each question will also be provided on the results page.

Please save the results link somewhere safe, as it cannot be retrieved for you since the assessment process is anonymous.

The Assessments

More details about each assessment are available on the Assessments page. If you’re unsure which assessment you should be taking, that should be your destination. If you know what behaviors brought you to my site, I’ve included direct links to each assessment below:


Have you found yourself in legal trouble due to your sexual behavior? Seek assistance before the court mandates it, with Sexual Addiction Treatment Services.


Do you feel your sexual behavior, or that of someone you love, is out of control? Consult with a professional.


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Are you looking for more reputable data-backed information on sexual addiction? The Mitigation Aide Research Archive is an excellent source for executive summaries of research studies.


Are you a professional looking to stay up-to-date with the latest information on, sex addiction, trauma, and mental health news and research? Or maybe you’re looking for continuing education courses?

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