Brief Mosher Sex Guilt Scale

1. Masturbation helps one feel eased and relaxed.*
2. Sex relations before any significant commitments are good‚ in my opinion.*
3. Unusual sex practices don’t interest me.
4. When I have sexual dreams I try to forget them.
5. ‘‘Dirty’’ jokes in mixed company are in bad taste.
6. When I have sexual desires I enjoy them like all healthy human beings.*
7. Unusual sex practices are dangerous to one’s health and mental condition.
8. Sex relations before any significant commitments help people adjust.*
9. Sex relations before any significant commitments should not be recommended.
10. Unusual sex practices are all right if both partners agree.*
* Indicates reverse scoring
 
When I have sexual desires I try to repress them.
When I have sexual desires they are quite strong.
 
 
 
 
1=Strongly disagree‚ 2=Disagree‚ 3= Somewhat disagree‚ 4=Neither agree nor disagree‚ 5=Somewhat agree‚ 6= Agree‚ 7=Strongly agree
 0 (not at all true) to 6 (extremely true for me)
 
 

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