40-year-old UK man Adam Wardle has just become one of the first people in the world to receive a bionic penis. Born with a rare condition called bladder exstrophy, his bladder formed outside his body. Although his testicles were normal, he had no penis, and he spent much of his childhood undergoing operations to restore normal function to his urinary system.
Then finally in 2015, he got good news from doctors—they could construct him an entirely new penis from skin on his arm and a bionic system of tubes. It was a procedure that had only been done once before, on another UK man named Mohammed Abad. Wardle's story went viral, especially once he told the press that he had "slept" with over 100 women who had no idea he had no penis (to answer your question: oral).
Now, a year and a half later, the lengthy process of constructing his unit is nearly complete. His penis has been installed, and requires only one more step before it is officially cleared for duty. He and his girlfriend Fedra Fabian stopped by ITV's This Morning to explain.
As it turns out, doctors won't be sure his penis is fully operational until he gets an erection with it—and keeps it for two straight weeks. But don't worry. He won't need hundreds of hours of porn. Wardle's penis literally becomes erect with the push of a button, so he can set it and forget it for that time. Except he'll be walking around with a full erection, so he won't quite be able to forget it. He says he plans to spend those weeks at home. Smart.
Of course, Wardle is excited about having a penis for the first time, but not for the reasons you might think (sex). Having a functional penis will reduce the number of kidney infections and other complications he still faces from his condition. Once that's under control, he and Fabian will start thinking about having sex, and then about starting a family.
Best of luck to these two as they start the next chapter of their lives (the penis chapter). They also deserve a lot of credit for going public and bringing awareness to this little-known condition.