Dating sites for ostomates
Remember to keep a positive attitude in the bedroom and include humor in your life.If your stoma farts or you have a leak in bed, try to laugh about it with your partner.Life happens to everyone, ostomy or not, and you don’t always have control over what is going to happen, but you do have control over how you react and laughter is the best medicine. Tell your partner what positions are more comfortable and experiment with different positions to find the ones that work for you.Let your partner know that your ostomy doesn’t make you too fragile, they’re might be worried about hurting you or your ostomy. These are some of the risks ostomy related surgery can have on your body: Your ability to obtain erection and ejaculate may be compromised.When you were talking to your surgeon about getting an ostomy, hopefully they told you you can do anything with an ostomy that you did before.Dating and sex are included in that blanket statement.If you belong to an ostomy or continent diversion support group that hasn’t affiliated with UOAA yet, please affiliate your group with us!
It’s a collection of stories told by ostomates and their partners about dating and intimacy and it’s really encouraging.
I asked people their opinions on when you should share the news and what kinds of tips they had, as well as how they would do it.
Here’s what we all came up with: Obviously when and how to share about your ostomy is a personal decision, but I hope these perspectives help you a little in the dating (and friendship) world.
Bottom line, don’t feel like you have to act any differently than you would have before your ostomy.
If things don’t work out because of your ostomy, thank it, because you want to be with someone who is as strong as you and can be supportive.