Sex expert develops 70-question test for sexual problems

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Washington, Mar 16 : A Texas Tech psychologist has developed a 70-question sex test that would help in accurately detecting issues of sexual problems in the general population. Sheila Garos, an associate professor of psychology and director of the Counseling Psychology Doctoral Program at Texas Tech, has developed the sex test that can help in identifying sexual difficulties and addictive and compulsive behaviour.

The test known as Garos Sexual Behaviour Inventory, measures mental conflict and shame about one's sexual activities or sexuality, sexual obsession, values about sexual issues and comfort with sexual arousal.

It can also identify sexual disorders, dysfunctions or compulsive sexual behaviours, an area hard to measure.

"I think what sets this test apart is that it's not targeted at one single group," said Garos.

"This test is not restricted for use with any one clinical group, such as people with sexual dysfunctions or sex offenders.

"It can tell you if you have a client that you should investigate more thoroughly with regard to his or her sexual behaviour," she added.

However, she also said that the test should not be the only factor to making diagnoses.

ANI

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