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Worries about leakage during intimacy

Feeling insecure about leakage can affect confidence. This may be a challenge during intimacy and make it hard to initiate sexual activity. See below for recommendations.


Brava® Elastic Tape Brava® Elastic Tape

Elastic so it follows your body

The Brava® Elastic Tape secures the position of the baseplate and is elastic so it follows your body shape and movements.

Brava® Elastic Tape is also available in other shapes to fit other body profiles and types of adhesives. 

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The Brava® Elastic Tape is designed to prevent the edges of the baseplate from lifting and rolling and keeps your baseplate securely in place. It is elastic so if follows your body shape and allows you freedom of movement. This can mean greater security and longer wear time of your appliance.

It is also skin friendly as it absorbs moisture.

It is placed on top of the edges of the baseplate and you can use one or two pieces depending on your need.

Brava® Belt Brava® Belt

A discreet belt for extra security

The Brava® Belt is made of soft and comfortable material and is discreet to wear. It ensures the position of the baseplate for extra security.

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The Brava® Belt is made of soft and comfortable material, and has a discreet grey colour. The belt comes in a standard or XL size, both of which are adjustable so it can fit to your body. A belt can be very useful if your abdomen is uneven or rounded.

The Brava® Belt fits with all SenSura and Assura baseplates with belt ears.

Brava® Protective Seal Brava® Protective Seal

Brava® Protective Seal creates a seal between stoma and baseplate, this reduces the risk of leakage and protects the skin. The seal is also easy to shape, apply and remove.

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The Brava® Protective Seal has a new polymer formulation that is designed to protect against leakage and protect the skin, thereby providing a dual protection. It is easy to shape so it fits snugly around the stoma and can be applied over skin with dips, creases and folds. When it is time to take it off, it can be removed easily and cleanly, leaving minimal residue behind. Wide sizes now available for a greater surface area and better fit over skin with more challenges, such as deeper creases and folds.


IMPORTANT! If you have any concerns – such as skin problems or how to use new products – you should always consult your Stomal Therapy Nurse.

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  • As a general rule you should talk with your healthcare professional to understand of there are any types of sexual activity you should avoid.
  • Firstly, keeping the pouch clean and empty is a good idea. You may want to put a new pouch on beforehand. You can also use a smaller pouch for more discretion.
  • You may wish to switch to a smaller mini-pouch or a closed-end pouch. For those with a colostomy, a small ostomy cap may be preferred. All of these choices are smaller, less bulky and more discreet.
  • Men might consider wearing a singlet that covers the pouch or a cummerbund-type garment to help secure the pouch.
  • If you are a woman, intimate apparel such as lingerie that covers your stomach can help you feel more confident as it covers your pouch. Crotch-less underwear might also be an option to provide more support for the ostomy appliance as your body moves.
  • Another product option is a pouch cover which can help you feel more discreet. These come in an array of different colours and materials, or you may even wish to make your own.

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