Hurlbert Index of Sexual Desire

Hurlbert Index of Sexual Desire

DAVID F. HURLBERT,U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

The Hurlbert Index of Sexual Desire (HISD) is described by Apt and Hurlbert (1992).

Address correspondence to David F. Hurlbert, 140 Farnworth Lane, Roswell, Georgia 30075; e-mail: [email protected]

Hurlbert Index of Sexual Desire

  1. Just thinking about having sex with my partner excites me. (R)

  2. I try to avoid situations that will encourage my partner to want sex.

  3. I daydream about sex. (R)

  4. It is difficult for me to get in a sexual mood.

  5. I desire more sex than my partner does. (R)

  6. It is hard for me to fantasize about sexual things.

  7. I look forward to having sex with my partner. (R)

  8. I have a huge appetite for sex. (R)

  9. I enjoy using sexual fantasy during sex with my partner. (R)

  10. It is easy for me to get in the mood for sex. (R)‌

  11. My desire for sex should be stronger.

  12. I enjoy thinking about sex. (R)

  13. I desire sex. (R)

  14. It is easy for me to go weeks without having sex with my partner.

  15. My motivation to engage in sex with my partner is low.

  16. I feel I want sex less than most people.

  17. It is easy for me to create sexual fantasies in my mind. (R)

  18. I have a strong sex drive. (R)

  19. I enjoy thinking about having sex with my partner. (R)

  20. My desire for sex with my partner is strong. (R)

  21. I feel that sex is not an important aspect of the relationship I share with my partner.

  22. I think my energy level for sex with my partner is too low.

  23. It is hard for me to get in the mood for sex.

  24. I lack the desire necessary to pursue sex with my partner.

  25. I try to avoid having sex with my partner.

 

Note. (R) = reverse scored items. Scoring system responses: 0 points = all of the time, +1 point = most of the time, +2 points = some of the time, +3 points rarely, +4 points = never.

Reference

Apt, C. & Hurlbert, D. F. (1992). Motherhood and female sexuality beyond one year postpartum: A study of military wives. Journal of Sex Education and Therapy, 18, 104–114.