source: United Ostomy Associations of America (UOAA)
Despite our differences and regardless of race, creed, or culture, every person on this planet has one thing in common. We are sexual beings —whether we are young or old, beautiful or plain, male or female, gay or straight, single or married, tall or short, black, white, yellow, religious or not, sexually active or not, or whether we have a stoma. Not only can sex continue to be or actually begin to be fun and pleasurable, but it’s important to our overall emotional and physical sense of feeling good. Sexuality makes us feel whole and normal, desirable and loveable.
Ostomy surgery may alter your sexual functioning but it won’t take away or destroy your sexuality. Many sexual problems experienced after ostomy surgery may be more emotional than physical and are often based on misinformation.