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9 things you should know about being in a relationship with someone who has an ostomy

There is a lot of fear regarding dating when you have an ostomy.

When you’re single, some may worry that going into the dating world is going to be harder than for those who don’t have an ostomy.

But that couldn’t be any further from the truth.

Here are 9 things you need to know about being in a relationship with someone who has an ostomy.

1. Do NOT worry about bag leaks.

Unfortunately, they can happen. And when it does happen and you’re sharing a bed with your partner it can be so frightening and somewhat embarrassing, especially if it happens during sex. So please be understanding and realise that it isn’t their fault and it can’t be helped. Clean up and help and just act like it isn’t a big deal… because it actually isn’t.

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