Sexual Positions Following an Ostomy

If you’d prefer that your partner not directly view your stoma and pouch, you can assume sexual positions to minimize a direct view. If you were used to specific positions previously, you may want to be flexible and consider others to enhance your comfort level as you re-establish intimacy. In any case, make sure you’re comfortable during sexual relations following an ostomy.

Side Lying Position

In the spoon position, the woman lies on her side with her partner curled against her back.

Kneeling Position

The woman can kneel on all fours on the bed or other surface with her partner entering her from behind.

Standing Position

The woman can lean on something firm, such as a chair, with her partner behind her.