Compulsive Sexual Behavior Disorder Scale (CSBD-19)

Last Updated on August 26th, 2022 at 10:36 am
Originally Published on May 27th, 2022 at 06:17 pm

This is a real, validated self-report assessment developed to help you better understand your behavior. You can give the results link provided at the end of the evaluation to your therapist to discuss during your next session. I've posted information about Compulsive Sexual Behavior Disorder here.

Below are a number of statements that describe various thoughts, feelings, and behaviors about sex. Please, think back to the past six months and indicate on the following 4-point scale to what extent the statements apply to you. There are no right or wrong answers.

For the purpose of this questionnaire, sex is defined as any activity or behavior that stimulates or arouses a person with the intent to produce an orgasm or sexual pleasure (e.g., self-masturbation or solosex, using pornography, intercourse with a partner, oral sex, anal sex, etc.). Sexual behaviors may or may not involve a partner.

Even though my sexual behavior was irresponsible or reckless, I found it difficult to stop.

Sex has been the most important thing in my life.

I was able to resist my sexual urges for only a little while before I surrendered to them.

I had sex even when I did not enjoy it anymore.

My sexual urges and impulses changed me in a negative way.

I could not control my sexual cravings and desires.

I would rather have had sex than to have done anything else.

Trying to reduce the amount of sex I had almost never worked.

Although sex was not as satisfying for me as before, I engaged in it.

I did not accomplish important tasks because of my sexual behavior.

My sexual desires controlled me.

When I could have sex, everything else became irrelevant.

I was not successful in reducing the amount of sex I had.

Although my sex life was not as satisfying as it had been before, I had sex.

My sexual activities interfered with my work and/or education.

My sexual behaviors had negative impact on my relationships with others.

I have been upset because of my sexual behaviors.

My sexual activities interfered with my ability to experience healthy sex.

I often found myself in an embarassing situation because of my sexual behavior.