Hurlbert Index of Sexual Fantasy

Hurlbert Index of Sexual Fantasy‌

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

The Hurlbert Index of Sexual Fantasy is described by Hurlbert and Apt (1993).

Hurlbert Index of Sexual Fantasy

  1. I think sexual fantasies are healthy. (R)

  2. I enjoy fantasizing about sex. (R)

  3. I feel comfortable sharing my sexual fantasies with my partner. (R)

  4. I enjoy using my sexual fantasies during masturbation. (R)

  5. I am easily aroused by thoughts of sex. (R)

  6. Even when I am in the mood for sex, it is difficult for me to think about sexual things.

  7. I enjoy hearing my partner’s sexual fantasies. (R)

  8. It is hard for me to focus or concentrate on my sexual fantasies during sex.

  9. I find my sexual fantasies to be boring.

  10. My memories of past sexual experiences are negative.

  11. It is difficult for me to think about sexual things during sex with my partner.

  12. Thoughts about sex enter my mind without much effort. (R)

  13. I believe sexual fantasy enhances sex. (R)

  14. I feel uncomfortable discussing my sexual fantasies with my partner.

  15. I don’t like thinking about sex.

  16. I feel uncomfortable telling my partner my sexual thoughts.

  17. I feel guilty about my sexual fantasies.

  18. I find my sexual fantasies to be simulating. (R)

  19. When it comes to my past sexual experiences, my memories are negative.

  20. It is hard for me to daydream about sex.

  21. I find my partner’s sexual fantasies to be exciting. (R)

  22. I enjoy using my sexual fantasies during sex. (R)

  23. I feel guilty when I think about sex.

  24. I have negative thoughts about my past sexual experiences.

  25. I experience negative feelings just thinking about sex.

 

Note. (R) = Reverse-scored items as indicated by the 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.

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

Reference

Hurlbert, D. F., & Apt, C. (1993). Female sexuality: A comparative study between women in homosexual and heterosexual relationships. Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy, 19, 315–327.