Based on the work of Dr. Morag Yule, Ph.D.
Asexuality is defined as the tendency to not experience sexual attraction and not be interested in having sex. The phenomenon has recently grown in size, as researchers now estimate that around 70 million people worldwide identify themselves by this sexual orientation.
Instructions: Below is a list of questions that relate to life experiences common among people who experience a lack of sexual attraction toward anyone or anything. Please read each question carefully and indicate whether it applies to you or not.
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Question 1 of 20
It’s definitely ok for me to be in a relationship with someone who does not want to have sex.
IDRlabs developed the 6 Minute Asexuality Test (IDR-6MAT), which is built on the paper of Dr. Morag Yule, Dr. Lori Brotto, and Dr. Boris Gorzalka, who created the Asexuality Identification Scale (AIS), a 12-item assessment tool. The IDR-6MAT is not connected with any specific researchers in the field of psychology or any associated research institutions.
The IDR-6MAT was informed by the AIS’s criteria for asexuality, as published in Yule, M., Brotto, L., & Gorzalka, B. (2015). A validated measure of no sexual attraction: The asexuality identification scale. American Psychological Association, 27, 148-160. Bulmer, M., & Izuma, K. (2017). Implicit and explicit attitudes toward sex and romance in asexuals. The Journal of Sex Research, 55, 962-974.
The IDR-6MAT is a psychometrically sound self-report instrument that is useful in measuring asexuality and based on the AIS, a valid and reliable scale effective for the assessment of asexuality and for distinguishing asexual individuals from sexual individuals. Nevertheless, free online quizzes and tests such as the IDR-6MAT are merely initial assessments and cannot yield highly accurate measures of your sexuality. Therefore, this 6-minute test is meant for educational purposes only. A conclusive psychological assessment can be made only by a qualified mental health professional.
The present test renders results such as the following example: Your answers suggest a very strong indication of asexuality. You may find that you have very low interest or no interest whatsoever in sexual activity or in having sex, and/or you experience a lack of sexual attraction to anyone. You may still desire romantic relationships, but you do not feel the need to have sex. Moreover, you are likely to avoid situations in which you may be propositioned for sex and may find that sexual intimacy feels unwarranted in the context of intimate relations or connections. However, please note that tests such as this one cannot replace the judgment of an actual professional.
We, the publishers of this free online 6-Minute Asexuality Test, which allows you to screen yourself for the signs of this personality trait, have endeavored to make this tool as reliable and valid as possible by utilizing pertinent statistical controls. Still, free self-report online quizzes such as this one do not provide expert evaluations or recommendations of any kind; the IDR-6MAT is provided entirely “as-is.” For more information about any of our online tests and quizzes, please consult our Terms of Service.