All that is proof that you can date and find love with an ostomy, but despite that, dating can be scary in itself and you’ll be doing it with a big “secret” to reveal at some point so here are some tips and things to remember about sharing the news.
When the rectum is removed, it is possible for the uterus to tilt slightly.
It seems the most common problems for females are painful sex and vaginal dryness.
If my vague story isn’t enough to convince you, I encourage you to read It’s In The Bag and Under the Covers by Brenda Elsagher.
It’s a collection of stories told by ostomates and their partners about dating and intimacy and it’s really encouraging.
Bottom line, don’t feel like you have to act any differently than you would have before your ostomy.