• What's your ideal Valentine's date?

    With Covid restrictions in many countries, Valentine's dates might look quite different this year. What would your ideal Valentine's date include?

  • You, me and my stoma

    I had a one year anniversary with my boyfriend at the end of April. (Just as a heads up, I have asked his permission to write this <3 )

    I was really honest about my condition from the beginning. I do not know if I would have been able to be so open…

  • Dating and having an ostomy – What to do and how to think in this new age of ‘swiping right’

    Alright so Tinder and Bumble have been out for a while now and they’re a fairly normal part of our society. You don’t have the same social stigma from just a few years ago where people wouldn’t admit to ‘Online Dating’, nowadays it’s not out of place…

  • Just married – bride with an ileostomy

    On Friday 29th September this year I married my best friend and soulmate, the very person who has been by my side through all my “sickness and health”. Our family and friends from far and near (even as far as Australia) gathered at 3pm to watch us become…

  • Caitlin shares her thoughts on dating

    I was debating writing this article as a young single woman but decided to share my thoughts on dating…with an ostomy. I am 28 years old and have been single since I was 21 years old. I have dated throughout the years but never had a serious relationship…

  • Finding love with an ostomy

    I’ve written a few articles in the past on dating. This one is a little different because after many years of being single, I am dating someone who is really special. Dating with an ostomy can definitely be a challenge. Finding a way to tell that person…

  • Dating and relationships

    Teenagers think about being in a relationship, going out partying and just living their life. Whilst this was all happening for them, it wasn’t happening for me when I was 16 years old. I was diagnosed with a disease (Ulcerative Colitis) that I never…

  • Sex & relationships with a stoma

    This subject is quite difficult to generalize because everyone is different, and every relationship is different.

    Some people can’t bear to show their bodies to anyone, because mentally they are not able to come to terms with having a stoma. Others are…

  • Intimacy with a fellow ostomist

    I’ve read plenty of articles with people describing moments of intimacy with a partner who, at some point during their relationship, had a stoma created. Not many articles however relate to intimacy between couples who both had a stoma created before…