Some people choose to insert fingers, a sex toy or a penis into a stoma
Research on the effect of being given a stoma has found it can improve libido (desire) and sexual satisfaction for people with Crohn’s or Colitis – probably because people with a stoma no longer have many of the troublesome symptoms of Crohn’s or Colitis.
Some of the research on IPAA or ‘pouch surgery’ has shown that it can also have a positive effect on sexual functioning.
However, other studies have found that surgery ple, lead to increased tenderness of the abdominal wall or in the rectal area. Read more about This can make having sex more uncomfortable, even painful …