Dating with stoma
), but I know that sex is an important subject when it comes to ostomies.
It’s probably one of the first questions you have when you know you are going to have surgery. You wonder not only about the “how is this going to work? ” It’s also a hard question to bring up for many people, so I figure… And we’ll talk about it online so you don’t actually have to bring yourself to ask about it.
I believe you will find the other person won’t be bothered by it and will more than likely be supportive. Why would you let something silly like a bag on someone’s stomach get in the way of that? I know this is entirely from the woman’s perspective.Half the week, I was a single father working hard to provide a stable home for my children in the midst of an unstable time.The other half I was a man on his own trying to navigate dating for the first time in my life.Like I said, one of my first questions once I decided to go through with the surgery was, “how is this going to affect my sex life?
” Thankfully I had a surgeon who this wasn’t his first go-round and he knew it was probably a question I had so he brought it up without making me have to. Sex has always been a little difficult for me, as I’m sure it is for many people living with Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis.
(These are the basic ones that I use from Target, but Awestomy and Ostomy Secrets have some fancier ones.) The wrap also helps me to not even consider my bag during those times.