Knowing you are a sex addict doesn’t mean you are bad or perverted or hopeless. It means you may have a disease, an obsession from which many have healed. Dr. Patrick Carnes

partner sexuality survey (PSS)

About the PSS

Thank you for your interest in the partner sexuality survey.  Anyone who has been involved in a relationship with a sex addict is eligible to take this survey, including males, females, heterosexual or homosexual partners, and those that are still involved in a relationship with the addict, and those that have left the relationship. 

This survey is part of a research study being conducted by Dr. Stefanie Carnes.  The purpose of the study is to learn about how sexual addiction impacts the sexuality of the partner of the sex addict, with the long term goal of helping partners and couples recover. 

There are several benefits you may experience as a result of your participation in this study.  The first benefit is knowing you are advancing research in the field of sex addiction.  The second is that you may experience some insights about how your sexuality has been impacted by the addiction.  And finally, at the end of the survey, you will receive a brief report, free of charge, that outlines areas of your sexuality that may have been impacted by the addiction. The only risk associated with taking this survey is that it may bring up some emotions relating to your experience in this relationship.  If this should occur, please seek the guidance of a qualified therapist.  For a list of certified sex addiction therapists please visit

Take the PSS

The cost of the assessment is $6.50.

The data from this survey are stored and collected for the use of researchers in this field. They are in no way linked to any personal, identifying, information. The data are transmitted as aggregates for statistical analysis only.

This survey should take you approximately 15 minutes and is completely anonymous.  For any questions about the research, you may email:

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