Man born without penis gets £50,000 bionic manhood after 44 years
Briton Andrew Wardle has undergone the final stage of his £50,000 operation which has seen him fitted with a bionic penis.
The 44-year old had a penile implant operation at London’s University Hospital, and in the coming months he will finally be able to lose his virginity.
Mr Wardle had a pump fitted beneath skin which was taken from his arm and surgically moved to the groin region which will allow him to get an erection.
For the next 10 days, Mancunian Mr Wardle will have a permanent erection as sort of a test drive, before the implant is deflated.
However, the longest stretch for Mr Wardle may be ahead of him as he will have to wait six weeks before he can finally pop his cherry with long-term girlfriend Fedra Fabian.
Mr Wardle was born with a one-in-20million condition which saw him born with testicles but without the penis.
Although there are no physical health concerns linked directly to the condition, Mr Wardle said he suffered depression as a result and often thought about suicide.
Mr Wardle told the Mail Online: “My GP knew about my depression and suicide attempts. She told me: ‘You can’t live like this’.
“I thought: ‘I’ve heard all this before,’ but she actually got in touch with Dan Wood, a consultant urologist, and said: ‘I’ve got a guy who wants to meet you.
“I went down to London and I was so skint I had to sleep on the streets. But it was worth it.
“Until then everybody had said: ‘I can’t do anything.’ But he said: ‘I can build you a new bladder and my friend can build you a penis.’
“It took me the whole journey home to understand what he meant. I thought: ‘I’ve been in every hospital in the country and they’ve never said this before’.”
Mr Wardle is now looking forward and says: “I’m very excited that I can move on now. But I think having sex for the first time is more of a big deal for everyone else than it is for me.
“I’ve spent 44 years without a penis and I’ve coped with not having sex for all that time. It will take me a while to get in the swing of things.
“Of course, I’m looking forward to it. But, for me, it’s not the be-all-and-end-all. It’s a by-product of the operation. It will enable me to feel part of society.
“I’m feeling good because they’ve given me painkillers but I’m sure I will feel a bit sore later on. I do feel different. I’m very aware there’s some robotics inside me but it feels a part of me now.
“I’m very aware that I am half-human half-robot at the moment. I’m like the bionic man. I will even be able to perform if I am drunk.”
And it would seem as if Mr Wardle has been generously rewarded for his financial outlay.
To decide the length of the penis, Mr Wardle said: “They check your arm.
“I had a healthy forearm, so I got a nice size penis.”
Source: Express UK