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Intimacy

With this change to my body, how do my partner and I approach intimacy?
October 21, 2011 : : 0 comments

It’s understandable to be worried about how an ostomy will affect intimacy issues.  However, as you recover from your operation, you and your partner will gradually become used to how your stoma and…

Is there anything we should avoid?
October 21, 2011 : : 0 comments

When you first resume sexual intimacy you might like to adopt positions that keep your weight off the stoma itself.  These include putting a pillow under your belly for support, lying side by…

Is intimate apparel a good option?
October 21, 2011 : : 0 comments

Yes, intimate apparel is a great option. Not only can it help you to look and feel sexy, but it helps secure your pouch and prevent movement.  The internet is a good place…

What if I don’t feel quite ready for intercourse?
October 21, 2011 : : 0 comments

Remember, there are no rules about how and when you should return to intimacy.  Everyone is individual and will feel ready in their own time.

Once you and your partner begin to feel more…

Are there potential problems I should know about?
October 21, 2011 : : 0 comments

Depending on the type of ostomy surgery you undergo, in some cases the rectum is removed.

For men, the nerves that affect erections and ejaculation are close to the rectum, and in a small…

How can I find more information?
October 21, 2011 : : 0 comments

Your Stomal Therapy Nurse and doctor are excellent sources of information.  They are also familiar with the problems and concerns that ostomy patients undergo, so don’t feel nervous about asking them anything.  There…

Will becoming an ostomate affect my ability to become pregnant?
October 21, 2011 : : 0 comments

Undergoing ostomy surgery will not affect your ability to become pregnant whatsoever. If you’re actively trying to start a family you should talk with your doctor first.  If there are any doubts at…

What about resuming a sexual relationship?
October 11, 2011 : : 0 comments

If you are already in a relationship, your partner may be more understanding and spirited than you realise.

Naturally, when it is time to resume intimate relations, you may be feeling apprehensive.

Intimacy may usually…

What about resuming a sexual relationship?
October 11, 2011 : : 0 comments

If you are already in a relationship, your partner may be more understanding and spirited than you realise.

Naturally, when it is time to resume intimate relations, you may be feeling apprehensive.

Intimacy may usually…

What about resuming a sexual relationship?
October 11, 2011 : : 0 comments

If you are already in a relationship, your partner may be more understanding and spirited than you realise.

Naturally, when it is time to resume intimate relations, you may be feeling apprehensive.

Intimacy may usually…

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