UK man receives the world’s first ‘bionic penis’

Surgeons in the UK have implanted an 8-inch (20-cm) ‘bionic penis’ into 43-year-old Mohammed Abad, a Scottish man who lost his own penis and left testicle in a car accident when he was six. And although headlines are calling this a world-first operation, doctors claim that it’s actually far more common than people think.

Abad’s new penis was constructed over a three-year period using his own skin grafts, and it comes with a mechanical interior that’s connected to a fluid pouch. The whole thing is controlled by an on/off button located on Abad’s scrotum that pumps fluid into the tube on command to produce an erection. According to the surgeons involved, its function is complete enough for Abad to be able to father a child with his still-intact right testicle.

“When you want a bit of action, you press the ‘on’ button,” Abad told The Sun. “When you are finished you press another button. It takes seconds. Doctors have told me to keep practising.” Unfortunately, the implant doesn’t respond to sexual stimulus. Source: UK man receives what everyone’s calling the world’s first ‘bionic penis’

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