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3 Disgusts Test

Based on the work of Dr. Bunmi O. Olatunji, Ph.D., the Three Domains of Disgust Test measures individual violations in moral, sexual, and pathogen disgust.

What are your disgust sensibilities? For each of the following questions, indicate your level of agreement below.

Question 1 of 21

How disgusted would you be by...

Seeing an old man watch a pornographic video on his phone in a bar.



The IDRlabs Three Domains of Disgust Test (IDR-TDDT) was developed by IDRlabs. The IDR-TDDT is based on the work of Dr. Bunmi O. Olatunji, Ph.D., and his colleagues, who developed the Three Domains of Disgust Scale. The IDR-TDDT is not associated with any specific researchers in the field of personality psychology, psychopathology, or any affiliated research institutions.

The test uses the following scales: Sexual Disgust: People who score high in this dimension are grossed out by stimuli related to sexual intercourse. They may feel sick or squeamish when exposed to pornographic material, promiscuity, oral sex, sadomasochistic activities, or same-sex attraction. Sexual disgust may protect individuals from sexually transmitted diseases and making problematic mate choices. However, it can also cause misunderstandings and conflicts in relationships. Sexual disgust may be related to moral disgust, especially regarding unconventional sexual activities, and pathogen disgust, particularly sexually transmitted illnesses and unhygienic practices.

Moral Disgust: Individuals who score high in this dimension tend to be disgusted with moral violations. For instance, they are usually repulsed by cheating, lying, theft, adultery, corruption, and other wrongdoings. Since they are susceptible to bad conduct, they have very high moral standards and are inclined to judge others’ behaviors. Thus, they may be quite knowledgeable about rules, ethics, etiquettes, church dogma, and/or other bases of right and wrong. Moral disgust may be related to sexual disgust, especially when it comes to unconventional sexual activities.

Pathogen Disgust: People who score high in this dimension are sensitive to signs and carriers of diseases such as fungi, insects (flies, cockroaches, mosquitoes, etc.), blood, rashes, unpleasant odor, and facial blemishes. They usually interpret such stimuli as infection risks and avoid them as much as possible. Hence, individuals with high levels of pathogen disgust value sanitation, health-related protocols, and other infection prevention procedures. They are cautious and mindful of protecting themselves from contagious illnesses. Pathogen disgust may be related to sexual disgust especially concerning bodily fluids and sexually transmitted diseases.

As the publishers of this free 3 Domains of Disgust Test, which allows you to screen yourself for the signs and symptoms of these three sensibilities, we have strived to make the test as reliable and valid as possible by subjecting it to statistical controls and validation. However, free online quizzes such as the present three domains of disgust test do not provide professional assessments or recommendations of any kind; the test is provided entirely “as-is.” For more information about our online tests and quizzes, please consult our Terms of Service.

Why Use This Test?

1. Free. This Three Domains of Disgust test is free of charge and will allow you to obtain your scores related to pathogen, sexual, and moral disgust.

2. Clinically oriented. The feedback delivered by this instrument is based on the work of Ph.D.s and is designed to provide a clear clinical picture of the respondent’s current symptoms indicating sexual, pathogen, and moral disgust as measured according to standardized items.

3. Statistical controls. Statistical analysis of the test is conducted to ensure maximum accuracy and validity of the test scores.

4. Made by professionals. The present test has been made with the input of people who work professionally with psychology and individual differences research.