The youngest participant was 22 years old; the oldest was 71 Table 1. Four participants had their amputation in their adolescence when they were not sexually active yet, and could thus only talk about the period after the amputation and after they became sexually active. Male participant, 26 years old, transtibial amputation after trauma, met his partner before the amputation One participant described the distress caused by his erectile dysfunction already present prior to his LLA due to diabetes, indicating the importance of adequate sexual functioning for this participant: No new information was revealed in these last two interviews. Such an approach provides researchers with the opportunity to gather and interpret meanings people attach to these experiences. One participant had sex before the amputation with her former partner, but did not yet have sexual intercourse with her new partner after the amputation due to religious believes. In order to confirm that no new themes or topics were brought up by participants, two more interviews were performed after data saturation was reached. Male participant, 26 years old, transtibial amputation after trauma, met his partner before the amputation Due to the medication prescribed for phantom pain, this participant did indeed experience erectile problems. However, amputees report little to no discussion about sexual health from health care providers during rehabilitation . He had had erectile problems before the amputation as well, due to medication and treatments after his accident. Female participant, 66 years old, hip disarticulation due to oncological reasons, met her partner before the amputation When asked for a description of sexuality, most participants described sexuality broadly, not limiting sexuality to sexual intercourse, but including intimacy, kissing and caressing. Median age of the participants was Participants were encouraged to perform the interview alone. Two other researchers independently read two interviews each, generating initial codes as well. However, if participants preferred their partner to be present as well during the interview, this was allowed.