'Hi, my name's Andy. By the way, I haven't got a penis'

News Shopper: Andrew Wardle was born without a penis. Andrew Wardle was born without a penis.

A Bickley author has started work on his "most challenging book" to date - the real-life story of Andrew Wardle, a man who was born without a penis. PATRICK GRAFTON-GREEN finds out more.

ANDREW Wardle is considered "unique", faced every day with a situation most men would deem their worst nightmare.

The 40-year-old has dated many women but says his relationships end, inevitably, prematurely.

He has dealt with the problem by turning to drugs and, at his lowest ebb, tried to kill himself with an overdose of pills.

However his story is not yet over. This year surgeons at University College London will attempt to build him an entirely new penis, by transferring skin from his forearm.

Mr Wardle told News Shopper much of his life has been about living a lie.

News Shopper:

He said: "I've been out with dozens of women over the years but it has been extremely challenging because I went into every relationship on a lie - pretending I was a normal guy.

"It's not like I could not introduce myself to young women: 'Hi, my name's Andy. By the way, I haven't got a penis.'

"But I was always aware that, at some stage, my relationships were going to end. It was just a case of when.

"I always put off mentioning it, knowing that sooner or later the woman would.

"Most relationships ended when the young women involved realised I was incapable of sex."

Mr Wardle talked of one woman, who he took to Paris, who punched him in the face when she found out he didn't have a penis.

And over the years he became more and more worn down.

News Shopper:

He said: "I had a terrible time as a child. I was always hiding myself away from other guys because of embarrassment and fear that they would take the mickey.

"But as I've got older, it hasn't become any easier.

"I coped by learning to become an accomplished liar, and I used drugs to escape into an unreal world.

"When I was approaching 40, I tried to kill myself.

"I don't know anyone else who has ever suffered from this condition. I'm told I'm unique."

But things are looking up for Mr Wardle, who been with his current girlfriend, a Hungarian beauty named Fedra, for two years.

And this summer surgeons will use a large flap of skin from his arm, with its blood vessels and nerves, and fold it into a tube before grafting to his pubic area.

After healing, Mr Wardle, from Manchester, will be fitted with a pump-operated implant to make passing urine - and sex - possible.

He added: "I don't know what the future holds, I am hoping for the best but I am in a loving relationship with Fedra, we think the world of each other and we are both feeling very positive about the future."

News Shopper:

Robin McGibbon, 68, of Burford Road, who has written books on the Kray twins and Barbara Windsor, is in the process of documenting Andrew Wardle's life.

He said: "This is by far the most challenging book I have ever written.

"It is heart-rending, at times tragically funny, a truly incredible story that would be unbelievable had it not happened.

"Andrew's story has a beginning, an astonishing middle and it looks like having the most happy ending."

Mr McGibbon says he hopes the book will be released at the end of year, while Mr Wardle's story is also being filmed by Chameleon Television for international distribution around the same time.

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11:33am Tue 21 Jan 14

Gypo.Joe says...

And over the years he became more and more worn down.


I know the feeling !
And over the years he became more and more worn down. I know the feeling ! Gypo.Joe

5:52pm Tue 21 Jan 14

danm5577 says...

How interesting.
Hope he gets his penis, wonder if he got to choose its size ?
How interesting. Hope he gets his penis, wonder if he got to choose its size ? danm5577

8:40pm Tue 21 Jan 14

ron.1952 says...

Well as I have ten inches on the flop I would be more than willing to donate half an inch or so.


Ronny the well endowed. xx
Well as I have ten inches on the flop I would be more than willing to donate half an inch or so. Ronny the well endowed. xx ron.1952

10:01pm Tue 21 Jan 14

Simon bald says...

keep your pecker up
keep your pecker up Simon bald

12:35am Wed 22 Jan 14

mouthalmighty says...

It never fail to amaze me at how cruel people can be. I am talking in particular, about the women he has been involved with. What ignorant shallow b***ches. There is more than one way to skin a cat.
It never fail to amaze me at how cruel people can be. I am talking in particular, about the women he has been involved with. What ignorant shallow b***ches. There is more than one way to skin a cat. mouthalmighty

10:45pm Fri 24 Jan 14

Harold_Monk says...

How re-dick-less!
How re-dick-less! Harold_Monk

7:56pm Tue 28 Jan 14

MellyMelly4 says...

mouthalmighty wrote:
It never fail to amaze me at how cruel people can be. I am talking in particular, about the women he has been involved with. What ignorant shallow b***ches. There is more than one way to skin a cat.
Blimey.. bitter much?!
[quote][p][bold]mouthalmighty[/bold] wrote: It never fail to amaze me at how cruel people can be. I am talking in particular, about the women he has been involved with. What ignorant shallow b***ches. There is more than one way to skin a cat.[/p][/quote]Blimey.. bitter much?! MellyMelly4

12:25pm Thu 6 Feb 14

mikeian says...

Not on your own Andy! Will Golden is the same - has a page at http://webspace.webr
ing.com/people/qw/wi
ll_golden/BornDiffer
ent/OutAndAbout.html note nsfw!
Not on your own Andy! Will Golden is the same - has a page at http://webspace.webr ing.com/people/qw/wi ll_golden/BornDiffer ent/OutAndAbout.html note nsfw! mikeian

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