The Sexual Awareness Scale (SAS)

1. I am very aware of my sexual feelings.
2. I wonder whether others think I’m sexy.
3. I’m assertive about the sexual aspects of my life.
4. I’m very aware of my sexual motivations.
5. I’m concerned about the sexual appearance of my body.
6. I’m not very direct about voicing my sexual desires. (R)
7. I’m always trying to understand my sexual feelings.
8. I know immediately when others consider me sexy.
9. I am somewhat passive about expressing my sexual desires. (R)
10. I’m very alert to changes in my sexual desires.
11. I am quick to sense whether others think I’m sexy.
12. I do not hesitate to ask for what I want in a sexual relationship.
13. I am very aware of my sexual tendencies.
14. I usually worry about making a good sexual impression on others.
15. I’m the type of person who insists on ha‎ving my sexual needs met.
16. I think about my sexual motivations more than most people do.
17. I’m concerned about what other people think of my sex appeal.
18. When it comes to sex‚ I usually ask for what I want.
19. I reflect about my sexual desires a lot.
20. I never seem to know when I’m turning others on.
21. If I were sexually interested in someone‚ I’d let that person know.
22. I’m very aware of the way my mind works when I’m sexually aroused.
23. I rarely think about my sex appeal. (R)
24. If I were to have sex with someone‚ I’d tell my partner what I like.
25. I know what turns me on sexually.
26. I don’t care what others think of my sexuality.
27. I don’t let others tell me how to run my sex life.
28. I rarely think about the sexual aspects of my life.
29. I know when others think I’m sexy.
30. If I were to have sex with someone‚ I’d let my partner take the initiative. (R)
31. I don’t think about my sexuality very much. (R)
32. Other people’s opinions of my sexuality don’t matter very much to me. (R)
33. I would ask about sexually-transmitted diseases before ha‎ving sex with someone.
34. I don’t consider myself a very sexual person.
35. When I’m with others‚ I want to look sexy.
36. If I wanted to practice “safe sex” with someone‚ I would insist on doing so.
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A = Not at all ch‎aracteristic of me.
B = Slightly ch‎aracteristic of me.
C = Somewhat ch‎aracteristic of me.
D = Moderately ch‎aracteristic of me.
E = Very ch‎aracteristic of me.
Sexual- consciousness (items 1‚ 4‚ 10‚ 13‚ 22‚ and 25).
Sexual-monitoring (items 2‚ 5‚ 14‚ 17‚ 23‚ 26‚ 28‚ 31‚ and 32)
Sexual-assertiveness (items 3‚ 6‚ 9‚ 12‚ 15‚ 18‚ and 24)
Sex-appeal-consciousness (items 8‚ 11‚ and 29)

Snell‚ W. E.‚ Jr.‚ Fisher‚ T. D.‚ & Miller‚ R. S. (1991). Development of the Sexual Awareness Questionnaire: Components‚ reliability‚ and validity. Annals of Sex Research‚ 4‚ 65-92.

    Snell‚ W. E.‚ Jr.‚ & Wooldridge‚ D. G. (1998). Sexual awareness: Contraception‚ sexual behaviors andsexual attitudes. Sexual and Marital Therapy‚ 13‚ 191-199.

    Snell‚ W. E.‚ Jr. (1994‚ April). Sexual awareness: contraception‚ sexual behaviors and sexual attitudes. Paper presented at the 63rd annual meeting of the Southwestern Psychological Association‚ Tulsa‚ OK.

Snell‚ W. E.‚ Jr.‚ Fisher‚ T. D.‚ & Miller‚ R. S. (in press). The Sexual Awareness Scale. In C. M. Davis‚ W. L. Yarber‚ and S. L. Davis (Eds.)‚ Handbook of sexuality-related measures. Newbury Park: Sage.