Andrew Wardle, 40, was born with a devastating birth defect. He was born with testicles but no penis. He's managed to keep his abnormality a secret from his friends, relatives and his long term girlfriend. Yes, his long term girlfriend! But not for long, Wardle has decided to come clean in a special for TV network TLC entitled “The Man with No Penis.” According to the Manchester Evening News, the special was filmed over the course of 12 months and examines how Wardle's condition has affected his love life. While on the UK talk show "This Morning," Wardle said:
My first girlfriend was really nice and understanding. We went out for four years and it was not a problem. It may have been if we were together in the future but we were only 15 so it wasn’t.Wardle says that he has had sex with over 100 women and that 20 percent of them were made aware of his condition, one even punched him in the face upon hearing the news. "I guess she was angry as she felt like I had lied but it’s not something you can say right away," he says. I have some questions here. 20 percent? Does that mean 80 percent never knew? Piques my curiosity to say the least. "The Man with No Penis" also follows Wardle's preparation for a medical procedure that will give him, for the first time in his life, a fully functioning penis. The organs will be constructed out of his skin, blood vessels and nerves from his arm. You can tune into TLC UK on June 11 to follow his journey.