This questionnaire asks about your level of sexual desire – your interest in or wish for sexual activity. For each item, please mark the number that best shows your thoughts and feelings. Your answers will be private and anonymous. You can also download a printable version.
1. During this last month, how often would you have liked to engage in sexual activity with a partner (for example, touching each other’s genitals, giving or receiving oral stimulation, intercourse, etc.)?
Our Sexual Health Inventory is a simple questionnaire to help you assess your general sexual health. Your interest in sex, ability to become aroused and incidence of pain during sex are indicators of sexual function and can help you reflect on the quality of your sex life. Obviously problems cannot be diagnosed by one questionnaire, but it might help you think about your sexual situation in a thoughtful way, and flag problems if you are having them.
Treatment for sexual dysfunction varies depending upon individual sexual and medical history, as well as the different manifestations of the problem a patient experiences. Furthermore, the conditions related to sexual dysfunction in women may often overlap. Read some of our patient’s stories — real words from real E-radiology patients — each of whom came to us with her own physical, medical and emotional situation that contributed to her particular problem with sexual function.
Source: This inventory was originally published in “The Sexual Desire Inventory: Development, Factor, Structure, and Evidence of Reliability,” by I. P. Spector, M. P. Carey, and L. Steinberg. 1996, Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy, 22, 175-190.