Do you have impotence or are you at risk? Take the Quiz!

This quiz will help you determine your Impotence Quotient - or the degree of risk you have of developing ED.

If you already suffer from ED the test will help you discover how serious your problem is.

This test was developed by six experts and is called the International Index of Erectile Function (IIEF). One of the medical specialists who developed the test, Dr Raymond Rosen, says:

"The beauty of the IIEF is that it is specifically designed to assess a man's current level of erectile dysfunction. It precisely gets answers in five key domains: erectile function, sexual desire, orgasmic function, intercourse satisfaction, and overall gratification."

The following definitions should be applied as you answer each question:

  • "Sexual activity" includes caressing, foreplay, masturbation and intercourse.
  • "Sexual intercourse" is defined as penetration of your partner.
  • "Sexual stimulation" includes foreplay, watching erotic movies or reading erotic literature.
  • "Ejaculate" is the ejection of semen from the penis or the feeling that it's taking place.

The Impotence Determination Quiz

The first five questions refer to erectile function

1. Over the last month, how often were you able to get an erection during sexual activity?

0 No sexual activity
5 Almost always or always
4 Most times (much more than half the time)
3 Sometimes (about half the time)
2 A few times (much less than half the time)
1 Almost never or never


Q2. Over the last month, when you had erections with sexual stimulation, how often were your erections hard enough for penetration?

0 No sexual activity
5 Almost always or always
4 Most times (much more than half the time)
3 Sometimes (about half the time)
2 A few times (much less than half the time)
1 Almost never or never


Q3. Over the last month, when you attempted intercourse, how often were you able to penetrate your partner?

0 No sexual activity
5 Almost always or always
4 Most times (much more than half the time)
3 Sometimes (about half the time)
2 A few times (much less than half the time)
1 Almost never or never


Q4. Over the last month, during sexual intercourse, how often were you able to maintain your erection after you had pentrated your partner?

0 No sexual activity
5 Almost always or always
4 Most times (much more than half the time)
3 Sometimes (about half the time)
2 A few times (much less than half the time)
1 Almost never or never


Q5. Over the last month, during sexual intercourse, how difficult was it to maintain your erection to completion of intercourse?

0 No sexual activity
1 Extremely difficult
2 Very difficult
3 Difficult
4 Slightly difficult
5 Not difficult


The next three questions refer to satisfaction with intercourse

Q6. Over the last month, how many times have you attempted sexual intercourse?

0 No attempts
1 1-2 times
2 3-4 times
3 5-6 times
4 7-10 times
5 11-20 times


Q7. Over the last month, when you attempted sexual intercourse how often was it satisfactory for you?

0 Did not attempt intercourse
5 Almost always or always
4 Most times (much more than half the time)
3 Sometimes (about half the time)
2 A few times (much less than half the time)
1 Almost never or never


Q8. Over the last month, how much have you enjoyed sexual intercourse?

0 No intercourse
5 Very highly enjoyable
4 Highly enjoyable
3 Fairly enjoyable
2 Not very enjoyable
1 No enjoyment


The next two questions refer to orgasmic function

Q9. Over the last month, when you had sexual stimulation or intercourse, how often did you ejaculate?

0 No sexual stimulation/intercourse
5 Almost always or always
4 Most times (much more than half the time)
3 Sometimes (about half the time)
2 A few times (much less than half the time)
1 Almost never or never


Q10. Over the last month, when you had sexual stimulation or intercourse, how often did you have the feeling of orgasm (with or without ejaculation)?

0 No sexual stimulation/intercourse
5 Almost always or always
4 Most times (much more than half the time)
3 Sometimes (about half the time)
2 A few times (much less than half the time)
1 Almost never or never


The next two questions ask about sexual desire. In this context, sexual desire is defined as a feeling that may include wanting to have a sexual experience (for example masturbation or sexual intercourse), thinking about having sex, or feeling frustrated due to lack of sex.

Q11. Over the last month, how often have you felt sexual desire?

5 Almost always or always
4 Most times (much more than half the time)
3 Sometimes (about half the time)
2 A few times (much less than half the time)
1 Almost never or never


Q12. Over the last month, how would you rate your level of sexual desire?

5 Very high
4 High
3 Moderate
2 Low
1 Very low or not at all


The next two questions refer to overall sexual satisfaction.

Q13. Over the last month, how satisfied have you been with your overall sex life?

5 Very satisfied
4 Moderately satisfied
3 About equally satisfied and dissatisfied
2 Moderately dissatisfied
1 Very dissatisfied


Q14. Over the last month, how satisfied have you been with your sexual relationship with your partner?

5 Very satisfied
4 Moderately satisfied
3 About equally satisfied and dissatisfied
2 Moderately dissatisfied
1 Very dissatisfied


The last question refers to erectile function

Q15. Over the last month, how do you rate your confidence that you can get and keep your erection?

5 Very high
4 High
3 Moderate
2 Low
1 Very low

What the Scores Mean

All the questions break down into five specific areas, as follows. Add your scores to the appropriate column. 

Area Questions Score Range Maximum Score Your Score
Erectile Function 1-5 & 15 0-5 30
Orgasmic Function 9-10 0-5 10
Sexual Desire 11-12 1-5 10
Intercourse Satisfaction 6-8 0-5 15
Overall Satisfaction 13-14 1-5 10
Once you have recorded your scores, use the following interpretations to determine how mild or severe your erectile dysfunction is.

Erectile Function
In most cases, erectile dysfunction is a steadily worsening condition that can be slowed and in some cases reversed through the use of oral impotence medication. If your total score adds up to less than 24, then impotence drug intervention may be a viable solution for you. If your responses fall into this range, we suggest you make an appointment to see your medical specialist, take the questionnaire with you, and discuss the possibility of commencing a course of oral impotence medication.

Score Interpretation of Score
0-6 Severe
7-12 Moderate
13-18 Mild to moderate
19-24 Mild
25-30 None


Orgasmic Function

Ejaculation with a semi-erect or soft penis is a strong indicator that you have a penile problem that is physical. If you scored between 0 and 8 in this area, oral impotence medication may be necessary. Consult your medical specialist for more information about erectile dysfunction treatment options.
Score Interpretation of Score
0-2 Severe
3-4 Moderate
5-6 Mild to moderate
7-8 Mild
9-10 None


Sexual Desire

Sexual desire or lack of it can result from any number of physical or psychological problems. Testosterone deficiency, certain medications, fatigue, stress, or high blood pressure and heart conditions can all lead to lack of desire for sex. A visit to your doctor would help determine if there is an underlying medical cause and if impotence treatment or a good vacation is necessary.
Score Interpretation of Score
0-2 Severe
3-4 Moderate
5-6 Mild to moderate
7-8 Mild
9-10 None


Intercourse Satisfaction

This area helps determine whether your erection is firm enough to satisfactorily penetrate your partner. A low score tends to indicate a higher degree of erectile difficulty. If your score is less than 12, treatment for erectile dysfunction may be necessary.
Score Interpretation of Score
0-3 Severe
4-6 Moderate
7-9 Mild to moderate
10-12 Moderate
13-15 None


Overall Satisfaction

How a man adjusts psychologically to a decrease or loss of sexual function is often a reflection of the level of support and intimacy he shares with his partner. For more information, and an Action Plan to maintain a healthy and happy relationship, read our Comprehensive Guide to Impotence and Partners.
Score Interpretation of Score
0-2 Severe
3-4 Moderate
5-6 Mild to moderate
7-8 Mild
9-10 None

So what's the next step?

Congratulations on taking the Impotence Quotient test! Understanding the extent of your erectile dysfunction is the first step in taking affirmative action to help overcome the problem. But please remember, this test is not a diagnosis of erectile dysfunction, it's simply a guide to help you determine if you have a problem, and if so, the extent of the problem. The next step is to make an appointment to see your doctor. Take your questionnaire results with you so the doctor can see at a glance where the problems exist. It will make the treatment process a whole lot easier.

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