A British man who was born without a penis is looking forward to having sex for the first time after having a bionic penis implant.
Andrew Wardle (44) was born with bladder exstrophy, a rare birth defect that means the bladder is formed on the outside of his body.
Although he has testicles, the one-in-20-million condition meant Wardle was born without a penis, reports the Metro: “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,” he told the UK publication.
“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.”
A long journey
The psychological scarring of living without a penis led Wardle to attempt suicide twice. In 2012 his general practitioner decided something needs to be done about the situation and referred him to Dr Dan Wood, a urologist at University College Hospital in London.
In February 2015, Wardle had his first operation to remove his his urostomy bag – his urine had been diverted into a specially-converted stoma. A catheter now enables him to go to the bathroom.
Then, in November 2015, Wardle had surgery to build a penis from the skin, muscles and nerves in his left arm and the vein in his right leg.
According to the Deccan Chronicle he has now successfully undergone the final stage of a £50 000 (more than R900 000) implant operation.
A pump has been fitted, which will give him an erection at the push of a button, but since the completion of the operation on 26 June 2018, he will have an erection for 10 days before it is deflated.
Wardle is adjusting well and is optimistic about the future.”I’m feeling good because they’ve given me painkillers but I’m sure I will feel a bit sore later on,” he told the Daily Mail.
“I do feel different. I’m very aware there’s some robotics inside me but it feels a part of me now.”
Man drowns over dead duck
A PFUPAJENA man drowned in a dam while trying to retrieve a duck he had killed using a catapult.
Local resident Gift Miti confirmed they buried his best friend Tapiwa Banda on Sunday after he drowned.
“On the fateful Thursday, Banda was in the company of his wife on their way to Mupfure River for illegal gold panning so they could get cash to buy food.
“Upon reaching the dam, he extracted his catapult from a tools bag and shot a duck that was close to the edge.
“He stripped off his clothes and handed his wife before he dived into the dam and by the time he grabbed the duck, he started to drown,” he said.
Miti said efforts to rescue Banda were futile despite his wife calling for help.
“When he was in the water, his wife rushed to the farm compound to seek help but those who were first to reach the scene failed to rescue Banda because it appears like his legs were tied on something at the bottom of the dam, ” Miti narrated.
What is so weird is the dead was hauled off on Friday afternoon and brought out of the dam clasping the duck in his right hand.
“Banda used to swim after shooting his prey but what happened last Friday left the entire farm shell-shocked. How can a corpse have firm grip on a duck,” Miti asked.
Farm dwellers strongly believe in the myth that every August a natural ritual sacrifice occurs at the dam.
“There is appeasement of unknown spirits. Strange and frightening deaths happen every August.
“If it’s not a cattle, a person dies mysteriously and the only solution to stop recurrence is to engage prophets and traditional medium spirits,” he said._H-Metro
Man beats wife to death
A 32-YEAR-OLD man from Spring Farm on the outskirts of Bulawayo is on the run after allegedly beating his wife to death using a hose accusing her of cheating on him.
Herbert Mthimkhulu, a caretaker at the farm beat Nokwanda Dube (28) to death after his aunt told him that Dube was cheating on him.
The incident occurred on August 8 and the suspect has been on the run ever since.
Mthimkhulu is said to had travelled to Gwanda and on his return was informed about his wife’s extramarital affair.
He is said to have summoned his wife to his younger brother’s home within the same compound and savagely assaulted her using a hosepipe.
Mthimkhulu is said to have stopped beating her after intervention from members of the public.
Bulawayo police spokesperson Inspector Abednico Ncube said Mthimkhulu left his brother’s residence and continued to beat her up at their home.
Dube is said to have sustained deep cuts and blisters all over her body as a result of the assault.
Insp Ncube said the person who reported the matter to the police discovered that Dube’s health had seriously deteriorated, leading to her death, moments later.
“Upon arrival she found deceased sleeping on a mattress wearing only tights looking too weak. The now-deceased asked the informant to prepare porridge for her while requesting to be assisted to visit the toilet.
Dube also asked, the informant to help dress her up as she had been beaten up again. She showed her injuries on her thighs and hands but before she could tell the informant more, the accused ordered her to stop talking,” said Insp Ncube.
He said Dube who was in bad shape could not even walk to the toilet and she asked the police informant to escort her.
“But Mthimkhulu declined as he told her that if she cannot walk, she should relieve herself on the bed. The deceased started vomiting through the mouth and nose and died shortly after,” he said.
Insp Ncube said the accused ran away leading to the informant reporting the matter at Cement Side police base.
He said the body was taken to United Bulawayo Hospitals for post mortem while efforts to locate the accused are underway.
Insp Ncube warned the public against resorting to violence when faced with difference.
“We urge members of the public not to disclose confidential information that does not concern them as this lead to fatalities.
Members of the public are urged to seek counsel from the family elderly, church leaders or village heads when faced with problems as resorting to violence does not pay,” said Insp Ncube.
Byo woman dumped over excessive sex demands
MOST relationships are uplifted by regular sexual intercourse and for most men, sex is a good thing and physiologically beneficial. It calms them, keeps them connected to their partners.
Well, in the “this might be the first time in the history of the country” vein, a seemingly exhausted Bulawayo man dumped his lover because he could no longer keep up with her “excessive and unrelenting” demand for sex.
Besides being aggressive and autocratic with an “insatiable appetite for sex”, Stanford Dambwara from Bulawayo’s Mzilikazi suburb sought separation from his lover Senzeni Mayisa, a till operator at a city shop also alleging that she once attempted to commit suicide by stabbing herself with a kitchen knife after he refused to please her between the sheets.
In a bid to stop Mayisa from coming to his house and force him to make love to her, Dambwara, a lecturer at a city college approached the court last week and sought a restraining order against his estranged lover.
“I had an affair with Senzeni Mayisa in November 2019. As time went by, the relationship was no longer good for me and I asked that we stop. She refused and started threatening and harassing me. Her behaviour is very bad and the following is what she has been doing leading me to apply for a protection order:
“She would threaten to come to my place to cause havoc. She once came and made noise with other tenants while accusing me of helping one of them to operate a shebeen. That very night she attempted to rape me and tore my pair of trousers after I refused to undress.
“After she failed to rape me, she took a knife and attempted suicide. I grabbed the knife and threw it outside. I can’t stay with someone who is forcing me to make love to her when I’m not interested. She is also threatening to come to my workplace to harass me in front of the students,” complained Dambwara.
He said on the day in question and as punishment for refusing to have sex with her, Mayisa demanded back all the gifts she bought for him and the money she gave him during the subsistence of their relationship.
Mayisa, while denying Dambwara’s allegations, told the court that they were still in love and would be at his house every Sunday to supposedly bless each other with sex.
“What he said is not true. I am still in a relationship with him and I go to his house every Sunday. Although we are no longer in good books, he hasn’t told me that he no longer loves me,” responded Mayisa.
For the purpose of maintaining peace between the two estranged parties the presiding magistrate Adelaide Mbeure ordered Mayisa to stay away from Dambwara’s house and workplace as well as not to verbally harass or threaten him in any way.