Sexual Self-Efficacy Scale-Erectile Functioning (SSES-E)

1. Anticipate (think about) ha‎ving intercourse without fear or anxiety.
2. Get an erection by masturbating when alone.
3. Get an erection during foreplay when both partners are clothed.
4. Get an erection during foreplay while both partners are nude.
5. Regain an erection if it is lost during foreplay.
6. Get an erection sufficient to begin intercourse.
7. Keep an erection during intercourse until orgasm is reached.
8. Regain an erection if it is lost during intercourse.
9. Get an erection sufficient for intercourse within a reasonable period of time.
10. Engage in intercourse for as long as desired without ejaculating.
11. Stimulate the partner to orgasm by means other than intercourse.
12. Feel sexually desirable to the partner.
13. Feel comfortable about one’s sexuality.
14. Enjoy a sexual encounter with the partner without ha‎ving intercourse.
15. Anticipate a sexual encounter without feeling obliged to have intercourse.
16. Be interested in sex.
17. Initiate Sexual activities.
18. Refuse a sexual advance by the partner.
19. Ask the partner to provide the type and amount of sexual stimulation needed.
20. Get at least a partial erection when with the partner.
21. Get a firm erection when with the partner.
22. Have an orgasm while the partner is stimulating the penis with the hand or mouth.
23. Have an orgasm during intercourse (whether there is a firm erection or not).
24. Have an orgasm by masturbation when alone (whether there is a firm erection or not).
25. Get a morning erection.
.92 for dysfunctional males and .94 for theirfemale partners’ ratings of their male partners‚ .92 for control males and .86 for their female partners.
Test-retest reliability‚ using the control group‚ was calculated over a I-month period. Results showed a reliability coefficient of .98 for males and .97 for females.
This instrument can be found on pages 559-560 of “Sexual Self-Efficacy Scale-Erectile Functioning”. Available online at:   &
Confidence Scale: quite uncertain=10‚ 20‚ 30‚ 40‚ 50 moderately certain 60‚ 70‚ 80‚ 90‚ 100= certain

Libman‚ E.‚ Rothenberg‚ I.‚ Fichten‚ C. S.‚ & Amsel‚ R. (1985). The SSES-E: A measure of sexual self-efficacyin erectile functioning. Journal of Sex and MaritalTherapy‚ 11‚ 233-244

The alpha chronbakh coefficient was calculated as α=0.95 and for the five factors extracted‚ it was 0.82 to 0.91.