I was thinking they needed to have a site or it would be a great idea and found this while searching.Just having companions with the same health challenges would be nice to have.Joe, You don't have to have the bag during sex. Also, go to for ideas on how to 'cover' the stoma during sex. Miriam Joe; If you look anything like your photo I'm quite sure that finding a girl who loves you body and soul will come to you when you are ready. You have only had your ileostomy for a month so I'm quite sure that you are still in the very early stages of healing and coming to accept your new body and the way in which it functions. It is a bit of a roller coaster ride but eventually things smooth out.Continue to use this site for support, ideas and good ol' fashioned friendship. Hi, I found a site called Prescription4that is for people with all kinds of health challenges.It’s hard to be the sick one, but sometimes it’s even harder to be healthy.The healthy person has to go about their daily life, often without the other, and try to be productive, stay on task, and still be supportive of their loved one.I clicked on this I thought it would be interesting to find someone like me to talk with about things.Like dating and sex I've had an ileostomy bag for a month and don't know how well it's going to go over.
It would be so nice to date someone with a stoma also..luck and please keep me posted what you find out.I fully intend to maintain a certain amount of personal privacy, and believe me, I wouldn’t say anything I don’t want my girlfriend or grandmother to read. As lucky as I am, I don’t think this is incredibly common.With that said, I’m probably not the first 21-year-old ostomate to say that the exact thought process after their surgery was: “Oh man, where the hell am I? Also, I say girlfriend because that’s the easiest way for me to explain these things but I want this blog to be helpful to all people and I think many of the same ideas apply for any significant other, boy or girl.I've been thinking about it a little bit since I am a man.But I don't know frankly is all I'm saying.I don't really know how it will work and or how much of a mood breaker a poop bag will be.I don't think it's going to play out right.I tried to contact the moderator but the member had already quit the group.I felt absolutely horrified and at a loss because I could not do anything.As far as introducing your stoma goes, just make sure she understands what kind of surgery you’re having, why you’re having it, and what’s going to happen to you.If she knows that going in, then she probably won’t be freaked out by it and she’ll just be happy you’re healthy!