Hurlbert Index of Sexual Excitability

Hurlbert Index of Sexual Excitability

DAVID F. HURLBERT,1 U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

The Hurlbert Index of Sexual Excitability (HISE) is described by Hurlbert, Apt, and Rabehl (1993).

Hurlbert Index of Sexual Excitability

 

  1. I quickly become sexually excited during foreplay. (R)
  2. I find sex with my partner to be exciting. (R)
  3. When it comes to having sex with my partner, I experience orgasms. (R)
  4. It is difficult for me to become sexually aroused.
  5. During sex, I seem to lose with initial level of sexual excitement.
  6. I feel I take too long to get sexually aroused.
  7. It is hard for me to become sexually excited.
  8. Sex is boring.
  9. I quickly become sexually excited when my partner performs oral sex on me. (R)
  10. Just thinking about sex turns me on. (R)
  11. I find anal sex to be exciting. (R)
  12. When it comes to sex, I am easily aroused by my partner touching me. (R)
  13. I find masturbation to be sexually stimulating. (R)
  14. I seem to lose my sexual excitement too fast.
  15. Kissing is sexually arousing for me. (R)
  16. Even when I am in the mood, it is difficult for me to get excited about sex.
  17. Sexual foreplay is exciting for me. (R)‌
  18. When it comes to sex, it seems to take me a long time to get sexually aroused.
  19. Pleasing my partner is sexually exciting for me. (R)
  20. I have difficulty maintaining my sexual excitement.
  21. I find sexual intercourse to be exciting. (R)
  22. When it comes to sex, I think my level of sexual excitement is low.
  23. Even when I desire sex, it seems hard for me to become excited.
  24. Giving my partner oral sex is sexually exciting for me. (R)
  25. In general, sex is satisfying for me. (R)

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

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

 

Reference

Hurlbert, D. F., Apt, C., & Rabehl, S. M. (1993). Key variables to under- standing female sexual satisfaction: An examination of women in nondistressed marriages. Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy, 19, 154–165.