Form: Sexual System Functioning Scale, SSFS

Sexual System Functioning Scale, SSFS
1 – Not at all
2 – Not
3 – Rather not
4 – Neutral
5 – Rather yes
6 – Yes
7 – Very Much
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1
I feel comfortable responding to my partner's sexual needs.
2
I worry about not being “good enough” in bed.
3
I often find it hard to experience pleasure during sexual activity.
4
During sexual activity, I worry about my sexual “performance.”
5
I feel comfortable discussing sex or talking about sex.
6
I worry that other people won't be attracted to me and won't want to have sex with me.
7
I feel comfortable exploring my sexuality and being open to new sexual experiences.
8
I need a lot of reassurance regarding my sexual performance.
9
I find it hard to feel comfortable during sexual intercourse.
10
If I can't get other people to desire me and want to have sex with me, I get frustrated and angry.
11
During sexual activity, I sometimes feel uninvolved and uninterested.
12
When I haven't had sex for a while, I begin to feel anxious and insecure.
13
I usually have sex only when my partner pressures me or really wants me to.
14
When I don't perform well sexually, I feel really bad about myself.
15
Having sex isn't high on my priority list.
16
During sexual intercourse, I worry a lot about what my partner is thinking and feeling.
17
Thoughts about sex don't especially excite or interest me.
18
Being sexually desirable is extremely important to me.
19
Sometimes, sexual activities strike me as an unnecessary nuisance.
20
I often need a lot of reassurance that someone desires me and wants to have sex with me.
21
I enjoy sex.
22
During sex, I worry about disappointing my partner.
23
Thinking about sex leaves me indifferent.
24
My desire for sex is often stronger than my partner's.