HBCI — Hypersexual Behavior Consequences Scale
Rory Reid designed the HBCI to help diagnose for the new ICD-11 diagnosis Compulsive Sexual Behavior Disorder.
Douglas Braun-Harvey favors using this scale to assess for problematic sexual behavior because of the way it connects actions to consequences. It’s very important for the person in recovery for problematic sexual behavior to be able to connect actions to consequences. We sometimes need to do shame work first before a client is fully ready and capable to do this.
Below are a number of statements that describe various consequences people experience because of their sexual behavior and activities. As you respond to each statement, indicate the extent to which each item applies to you. If you haven’t experienced a particular item, indicate the likelihood that you will in the future.
For the purpose of this survey:
Sex is defined as any activity or behavior that stimulates or arouses a person with the intent to produce an orgasm or sexual pleasure. Sexual behaviors may or may not involve a partner (e.g. self-masturbation or solo-sex, using pornography, intercourse with a partner, oral sex, anal sex, etc.).
You can read more about the scale and how to interpret the results in this paper.
HBCI -- Hypersexual Behavior Consequences Scale