"Coming Out of The Bathroom" - Uncover Ostomy
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“Coming Out of The Bathroom”

It was really nice to see the positive response from the discussion posted today on the Facebook fanpage.

For those who haven’t seen it yet, the question was, “Is Uncover Ostomy too sexy?”

I read every single response and I can honestly say each and every one of them sent a shiver down my spine. [Except the one my friend Josh made… haha]

Today was the day I realized that we are actually am helping people.

We’re helping people come out of the bathroom :]

In the responses though, I noticed more than just a discussion about the pictures, but a discussion about intimacy and how hard it has been for some ostomates.

In some ways I can relate but in some ways I cant.

I was 13 when I first got my ostomy. So I had never had the chance for intimate experiences beforehand. When I first starting dating at 17/18 [I was a realllllllly late bloomer lol] I didn’t really have any issues. I was happy with who I was and still thought of myself as normal. Telling the boy though, was a completely different story. I was petrified. I had told all my friends and random people I’d met I had an ostomy, but never a boy in this type of situation. It turns out he didn’t care at all. He thought it was kind of cool. So did the next boy, and the next boy, and the next… and so on and so forth. I’ll be honest, I’ve been in the situation where I haven’t even been dating the guy and he hasn’t cared. I’ve never once had a problem with saying or showing my ostomy. So after the first few boys didn’t seem to care about my ostomy, I didn’t even care about telling the next. I figured, if this one didn’t like it, I’d find someone else. Hey, they aren’t worth my time.

Maybe one day I will meet a jackass who will care, but that’s not my problem. They’ll be missing out.

Jessica Grossman
info@uncoverostomy.org
2 Comments
  • Michelle ;)
    Posted at 22:04h, 16 October Reply

    I never had the chance to really date before I got my ostomy either (Being sick since i was 12, and in and out of the hosptal)
    I encountered the same thing. None of the boys really cared.
    I found that once I was comfortable with it, everyone else just followed my lead.

    You ARE helping people Jess, more than you know it.

    Lots of love! <3

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