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Arousal Type Scale 2018

Fill out this short survey and receive your Arousal Type immediately!

This survey is anonymous and confidential (see our privacy statement) and should take approximately 8-12 minutes to complete. The questionnaire has approx. 23 questions that cover your sexual preferences and interests.  Feel free to check it out, knowing that at any point you can discontinue without consequence. If you have any questions about it or comments about it please contact Dr. Zebroff at

* You must be 18 to participate. By completing the survey you are agreeing to participate in furthering our understanding of human sexuality.

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2. My gender is:
3. My sexual orientation is:
4. What is your age? *This question is required.
5. The race or ethnicity I identify with is:
6. My relationship status is: *This question is required.
I have been in my relationship for:
I would rate the general satisfaction of my relationship as:
Compared to your current sexual partner, how would you rate your sexual desire?
(0 = Much less desire  --- 8= Much more desire)
7. Overall, how satisfactory or unsatisfactory is your present sex life?
In your current relationship, who initiates sex most often?
The way(s) my partner currently initiates sex is:
8. How would you prefer your partner approach you for sex? I get most turned-on if my partner: *This question is required.Think about how you start getting aroused --- transitioning from your day-to-day reality toward your erotic-reality. How would you like your partner to approach you. If you do not have a partner, imagine the best scenario for you.
Space Cell A turn-offNot very sexySomewhat sexyVery sexy
Touches or rubs my genitals
'Takes charge' of the situation
Approaches me from behind
Pushes me against a wall or bed
Undresses me
Undresses for me
Gives me cuddles (non-sexual hugs or affection)
Teases me by making me wait (anticipate)
Engages in an intellectual discussion with me
Tells me how sexy I am or how much they desire me
Wears (or doesn't wear) certain articles of clothing
Gives me gentle kisses
Does something genuinely caring or thoughtful
Strokes my chest or plays with my nipples
Sends me a sexy message
Talks dirty to me
Makes prolonged eye-contact with me
Tells me the things he/she wants to do to me
Is humorous or playful
Rubs or presses themselves against me (without saying anything)
Gives me deep (tongue), passionate kisses
Lavishes me with their attention
Suggests we take a "nap" together
Caresses all parts of my body (including non-sexual parts)
Gives me a massage
Sits (or lies) closer to me than usual
Sets up a room with sensual ambiance
Tells me how much he/she loves me
'Asks' me what they should do to me
Is rough or forceful
Surprises me, or is spontaneous
'Tells' me directly that they want to have sex
Kisses or caresses my neck
Is urgent or passionate
Nibbles on or plays with my ear
Engages in an emotional or romantic conversation
Teases me with seductive language or gestures
Shows me or tells me how aroused they are
Starts slow
Touches my back or buttocks
Invites me or leads me into the bedroom
Wrestles or tickles me
Invites me to have a bath or shower
Wakes me up with kisses or sexual touch
Demands that they have me...immediately
Teases me that I have been “bad” or “naughty”
Engages me in planning out a sexual event or scene
Looks at me with desire
Touches me more than usual (is “handsy”)
Spends quality time or connects intimately throughout the day.
Grabs me or pulls me into them with intention
Clears time and space to enjoy each other
Arranges a romantic dinner/event
Addresses other concerns/worries I might have
Sends me or shows me sexy pics
Sets up a future time for sex
Gives me a gift
Makes me laugh or laughs easily
Acts genuinely interested in what I have to say
Takes a provocative pose or shows more skin
Hints or jokes about sex
Do you know your partner's sexual initiation style?(A partner's initiation style is how they get in the mood for sex, or how they move from their "everyday" mode into their "erotic mode")
9. How obvious or overt do you want a partner to be when they initiate sex?
10. Think back to a peak sexual experience. The factor that stands out as the most highly arousing for me was:   *This question is required.Tip: Peak experiences are those that left an impression on you. They can involve a moment of awe or euphoria. Or can be described as the best or favorite experience.
11. Choose the fantasy that is the biggest sexual turn-on for you. (Sorry, just one choice) *This question is required.Tip: Think about a fantasy that is most likely to get you aroused. Be honest! This does not have to be the fantasy that you think is most "acceptable" or possible. Just the hottest!
12. When it comes to reaching orgasm (with a partner), the thing I am most likely to get distracted by or concerned about is: *This question is required.(Up to a maximum of 3)
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13. When it comes to reaching orgasm (with a partner), the sexy-talk that helps me stay highly aroused is: *This question is required.
14. I get most turned-on when the prospect of sex:
15. The things that turn me on the most to get sex started with my current partner are:
16. The things that turn me on to get sex started with previous partner(s) are:
17. The things that turn me on with a partner(s) compared with my preferred fantasy (porn/erotica) are:
18. Would you be interested in taking a follow-up questionnaire? The benefits include: Being the first to receive a digital copy of the published results to see where you fit with others, as well as, furthering our understanding of eroticism.  (This would involve a one-time invitation to fill out a similar (shorter) survey in approximately 1 month)
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