Anxiety

Sex Anxiety Inventory (Revised)

Louis H. Janda‚ 1980

  1. Extramarital sex
a. is O.K. if everyone agrees
b. can break up families
  1. Sex…
a. can cause as much anxiety as pleasure
b. on the whole is good and enjoyable
  1. Masturbation
a. causes me to worry
b. can be a useful substitute
  1. After ha‎ving sexual thoughts…
a. I feel aroused
b. I feel jittery
  1. When I engage in petting (a sexually stimulating caress of any or all parts of the body)…
a. I feel scared at first
b. I thoroughly enjoy it
  1. Initiating sexual relationships
a. is a very stressful experience
b. causes me no problem at all
  1. Oral sex
a. would arouse me
b. would terrify me
  1. I feel nervous…
a. about initiating sexual relations
b. about nothing‚ when it comes to members of the opposite sex
  1. When I meet someone I’m attracted to…
a. I get to know him or her
b. I feel nervous
  1. When I was younger…
a. I was looking forward to ha‎ving sex
b. I felt nervous about the prospect of ha‎ving sex
  1. When others flirt with me…
a. I don’t know what to do
b. I flirt back
  1. Group sex…
a. would scare me to death
b. might be interesting
  1. If in the future I committed adultery (being married and ha‎ving sex with someone who is not your spouse)…
a. I would probably get caught
b. I wouldn’t feel bad about it
  1. I would…
a. feel too nervous to tell a dirty joke in mixed company
b. tell a dirty joke if it were funny
  1. Dirty jokes…
a. make me feel uncomfortable
b. often make me laugh
  1. When I awake from sex dreams…
a. I feel pleasant and relaxed
b. I feel tense
  1. When I have sexual desires
a. I worry about what I should do
b. I do something to satisfy them
  1. If in the future I committed adultery (being married and ha‎ving sex with someone who is not your spouse)…
a. it would be nobody’s business but my own
b. I would worry about my spouse finding out
  1. Looking at pornographic materials (e.g.‚ websites‚ magazines‚ movies‚ etc.)…
a. wouldn’t bother me
b. would make me nervous
  1. Casual sex…
a. is better than no sex at all
b. can hurt many people
  1. Extramarital sex…
a. is sometimes necessary
b. can damage one’s career
  1. Sexual advances (gestures made towards another person with the aim of gaining some sort of sexual favour or gratification)…
a. leave me feeling tense
b. are welcomed
  1. When I have sexual desires…
a. I feel satisfied
b. I worry about being discovered
  1. When talking about sex in mixed company …
a. I feel nervous
b. I sometimes get excited
  1. If I were to flirt with someone
a. I would worry about his or her reaction
b. I would enjoy it
  1. When I first received sex education…
a. felt intrigued and interested
b. I was nervous and uncomfortable
  1. Extramarital sex…
a. is OK if everyone agrees
b. I can be harmful
 
 
 
Factor 1: Private sexual behaviours‚ cognitions‚ and emotions
Factor 2: Extramarital or casual sex
Factor 3: Sexual behaviours in social situations
 
 
Factor 1: Private sexual behaviours‚ cognitions‚ and emotions (items 2‚ 3‚ 4‚ 5‚ 6‚ 7‚ 8‚ 10‚ 16‚ 17‚ and 23)
Factor 2: Extramarital or casual sex (items 1‚ 13‚ 18‚ 20‚ 21‚ 22‚ and 27)
Factor 3: Sexual behaviours in social situations (items 9‚ 11‚ 12‚ 14‚ 15‚ 19‚ 24‚ and 25)
 
 
 

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