Form: AMORE Questionnaire

AMORE Questionnaire
1 Not at all true
2 Slightly true
3 Moderately true
4 Partly true
5 Completely true
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Often when I need to feel loved, I have the desire to relate to my partner sexually because sexual intimacy really makes me feel warm and cared for.
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I enjoy having sex most intensely when I know that it will lift my partner's spirits and improve his or her outlook on life.
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When bad or frustrating things happen to me, many times I feel like engaging in sexual fantasy or doing something sexual to try to get to feeling better.
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Sex is important to me largely for reproductive reasons.
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Sexual activities and fantasies are most stimulating when my partner seems extremely self-assured and demanding during sex.
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I find that I often feel a sense of superiority and power when I am expressing myself sexually.
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One of the most exciting aspects of sex is the sense of power I feel in controlling the sexual pleasure and stimulation my partner experiences.
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Often while I am engaging in sex or fantasy, the idea that children might result from sexual behavior is extremely arousing.
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Frequently, when I want to feel that I am cared for and that someone is concerned about me, relating to my partner sexually is one of the most satisfying ways to do so.
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Often the most pleasurable sex I have is when it helps my partner forget about his or her problems and enjoy life a little more.
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I find sexual behavior and sexual fantasy most exciting when I can feel forceful and dominant with my partner.
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Thinking about sex or engaging in sex sometimes seems to help me keep on going when things get rough.
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It is frequently very arousing when my partner gets very forceful and aggressive during sex.
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I frequently want to have sex with my partner when I need him or her to notice me and appreciate me.
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I especially enjoy sex when my partner and I are trying to have a baby.
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Often engaging in sex with my partner makes me feel like I have established myself as a force to be reckoned with.
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A major reason I enjoy having sex with my partner is because I can communicate how much I care for and value him or her.
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The sensations of physical pleasure and release are major reasons that sexual activity and fantasy are so important to me.
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Sex and sexual fantasies are most exciting when I feel like my partner has totally overpowered me and has taken complete control.
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When I am going through difficult times, I can start feeling better simply by engaging in some type of sexual fantasy or behavior.
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The idea of having children is not very significant in my feelings about why sexual activity is important to me.
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In many ways, I think engaging in sex and sexual fantasy are some of the most exciting and satisfying activities I can experience.
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Many times it is extremely thrilling when my partner takes complete charge and begins to tell me what to do during sex.
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I really value sexual activity as a way of enjoying myself and adding an element of adventure to my life.
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Often I have a real need to feel dominated and possessed by my partner while we are engaged in sex or sexual fantasy.
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One of the best ways of feeling like an important part of my partner's life is by relating to him or her sexually.
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I find that thinking about or engaging in sexual activity can frequently help me get through unpleasant times in my life.
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I often feel like fantasizing about sex or expressing myself sexually when life isn't going very well and I want to feel better about myself.
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Engaging in sexual activity is a very important way for me to experience and appreciate the personal strength and forcefulness that my partner is capable of.
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I find it extremely exciting to be playful and to have fun when I am expressing myself sexually.
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Thinking about sex or engaging in sexual behavior can frequently be a source of relief from stress and pressure for me.
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I would prefer to have sex primarily when I am interested in having a child.
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Often when my partner is feeling down on life or is unhappy about something, I like to try to make him or her feel better by sharing intimacy together sexually.
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The experience of sexual tension and energy are in many ways the most thrilling and important aspects of sexual activity and fantasy.
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I often feel like having sex with my partner when I need to feel understood and when I want to relate to him or her on a one-to-one level.
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When I need to feel a sense of belongingness and connectedness, having sex with my partner is really an important way of relating to him or her.
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Doing something sexual often seems to greatly improve my outlook on life when nothing seems to be going right.
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I frequently feel like expressing my need for emotional closeness and intimacy by engaging in sexual behavior or fantasy with my sexual partner.
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Many times when I am feeling unhappy or depressed, thinking about sex or engaging in sexual activity will make me feel better.
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When things are not going well, thinking about sex or doing something sexual is often very uplifting for me and helps me to forget about my problems for a while.
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Engaging in sexual activity is very important to me as a means of feeling powerful and charismatic.
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One of the main reasons I am interested in sex is for the purpose of having children.
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The sense of emotional bonding with my partner during sexual intercourse is an important way of feeling close to him or her.
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One of the most satisfying aspects of engaging in sex is expressing the intensity of my feelings for my partner while we are having sex.
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I often have a strong need to fantasize about sex or to do something sexual when I feel upset or unhappy.
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I really enjoy having sex as a way of exerting dominance and control over my partner.
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I often find it a real turn-on when my partner takes charge and becomes authoritative during sexual activity or fantasy.
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I am often very excited by the sense of power that I feel I have over my partner when I am sexually attractive to him or her.
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Being able to experience my partner's physical excitement and sexual release is incredibly thrilling and stimulating for me.
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I find it very exciting when my partner becomes very demanding and urgent during sex and sexual fantasy, as if he or she needs to possess me completely.
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I frequently become very aroused when I sense that my partner is excited by controlling and directing our sexual activity or fantasy.
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I frequently want to have sex with my partner because I know how much he or she enjoys it and how good it makes my partner feel as a person.
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Expressing myself sexually generally makes me feel personally strong and in control of things.
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I am especially excited by the feeling of domination and being controlled by my partner during sex and sexual fantasy.
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One of the most satisfying features of sex is when my partner really seems to need the love and tenderness it conveys.
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Often the sense of power that I have over my sexual partner can be extremely exhilarating.
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I find it very rewarding when I can help my partner get through rough times by showing how much I care and being sexually intimate with him or her.
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I frequently find it quite arousing to be very directive and controlling while having sex with my partner.
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Sexual intercourse is important in creating a great deal of emotional closeness in my relationship with my partner.
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Sharing affection and love during sexual intercourse is one of the most intense and rewarding ways of expressing my concern for my partner.
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The sense of emotional closeness I experience from having sex with my partner is one of the most satisfying ways I know of feeling valued.
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To me, an extremely rewarding aspect of having sex is that it can make my partner feel good about himself or herself.