Obsessive Compulsive Inventory — OCI

The OCI is a useful assessment tool in sex addiction recovery to determine if we have obsessive compulsive tendencies that are playing into our sex addiction. If we do, it’s vital to address that in therapy/coaching.

Filling out these assessments takes some effort, but this data is very valuable. Knowledge is power. You can tame what you can name.

Obsessive Compulsive Inventory - Revised (OCI-R)


The following statements refer to experiences which many people have in their everyday lives. Please check the box that best describes how much that experience has distressed or bothered you during the past month.

I have saved up so many things that they get in the way.(Required)
I check things more often than necessary.(Required)
I get upset if objects are not arranged properly.(Required)
I feel compelled to count while I am doing things.(Required)
I find it difficult to touch an object when I know it has been touched by strangers or certain people(Required)
I find it difficult to control my own thoughts.(Required)
I collect things I don’t need.(Required)
I repeatedly check doors, windows, drawers, etc.(Required)
I get upset if others change the way I have arranged things.(Required)
I feel I have to repeat certain numbers.(Required)
I sometimes have to wash or clean myself simply because I feel contaminated.(Required)
I am upset by unpleasant thoughts that come into my mind against my will.(Required)
I avoid throwing things away because I am afraid I might need them later.(Required)
I repeatedly check gas and water taps and light switches after turning them off.(Required)
I need things to be arranged in a particular order.(Required)
I feel that there are good and bad numbers.(Required)
I wash my hands more often and longer than necessary.(Required)
I frequently get nasty thoughts and have difficulty in getting rid of them.(Required)
Review and uncheck if not applicable

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