A variety of behaviours that women have indulged in purely because of sexual addiction are listed. Ticking 3 or 4 of these would suggest sexual addiction is something to be explored especially if you believe they are not healthy while still performing them. Several would suggest you are a female sex addict.

  • Using flirtation or sex to feel attractive, desired, wanted, valued or powerful
  • Stressful life events or boredom trigger escape into sexual adventure
  • A current or past history of ‘picking up’ people for sex that we do not know or may not find attractive
  • A history of fantasy and mental obsession about the focus of sexual/romantic interest
  • A pattern of medicating loneliness, sadness or anxiety with sex
  • Patterns of unhealthy highs and lows in adult relationships
  • Sexual/romantic intrigue (as in a ‘virtual’ relationship which is not consummated)
  • Feelings of resentment or hurt when denied sex
  • Feeling incomplete without sex
  • Affairs
  • Repeated unsafe sex
  • Continual seductive, flirtatious behaviour
  • Tendency to sexualise relationships
  • Inability to say ‘no’ to sex
  • Stalking-type/predatory or detective-type behaviour
  • Closing off one’s sexual self and/ or activity (sexual anorexia)
  • Dressing provocatively and intense preparation prior to social activities
  • Rarely being ‘present’ during sexual intercourse due to fantasising
  • Compulsive interest in porn magazines, film, chat rooms, novels etc
  • Submission and/or domination behaviours
  • Find it hard to orgasm without sexual fantasy
  • Sex in highly charged inappropriate places
  • Multiple sexual partners, orgies, swinging, triangulation
  • Bi-sexual ‘acting out’ to increase sexual outlets
  • Compulsive masturbation
  • Sex for monetary or other gain, especially if this is not financially necessary
  • Similar, repetitive negative patterns in relationships
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