“SLAA believes that sex and love addiction is an illness, a progressive illness which cannot be cured but which like many illnesses, can be arrested. It may take several forms - including (but not limited to) a compulsive need for sex, extreme dependency on one person (or many) and/or a chronic preoccupation with romance, intrigue, or fantasy. An obsessive/compulsive pattern, either sexual or emotional (or both) exists in which relationships or sexual activities have become increasingly destructive to career, family and sense of self-respect. Sex and love addiction always leads to worse and worse consequences if it continues unchecked.” — “Questions Beginners Ask”, Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous Fellowship Wide Services
If you believe that you may indeed be a sex and/or love addict, you may wish to answer the 40 Questions for Self Diagnosis compiled by Fellowship Wide Services of SLAA. These questions are designed to be used as guidelines to identifying possible signposts of sex and love addiction. They are not intended to provide a sure-fire method of diagnosis, nor can negative answers to these questions provide assurance that the illness is not present.