If, when you saw the title of this documentary, The Man With a Penis on His Arm (Channel 4), your first thought was: “Wait – like the mouse with the ear on its back? But a man and a penis and an arm?” the answer is ineluctably: yes. Just like that.
Malcolm, now 45, lost his penis 12 years ago and has had a replacement growing on his arm and awaiting transplant for the past six. As he put it, he was “an ordinary man doing everything a normal man does”. He had a job, “a nice partner” and was living “a man’s life, bringing in the money, putting food on the table”. The arrival of a baby, he says, disrupted things – though we later find out that the death of his father, to whom Malcolm, after time in foster care, had grown very close, killed “the happy part of me” – and he ended up on the streets and addicted to drink and drugs.
After being made homeless, Malcolm developed a long-term perineum infection — between the scrotum and anus.
He said he had abscesses which ‘swelled up the size of a tennis ball and popped’, and the infection escalated into sepsis.
An attempt to lance an abscess himself resulted in blood poisoning. His fingers and toes went black. So, too, did his penis. “Then I went to the toilet and it fell off,” he says, matter-of-factly. The interviewer’s journalistic objectivity falls momentarily away. “Your … your penis fell off?” he says. “Gone,” says Malcolm, beginning to walk out of shot. “See ya.”
✱His testicles remained intact.
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✱“I took to it so much I nicknamed it ‘Jimmy’ – that was what me and my mates called each other growing up and this penis was definitely my new mate.”
“This could be a turning point in my life,” MacDonald said thrilled at the idea of being able to have sex again after medics also installed two tubes to allow MacDonald to inflate the penis with a hand pump to give himself an erection.
“Not many can say they have a designer penis,” MacDonald says while talking about how he got to design his dream penis with the help of surgeons who added an extra two inches to the manmade model, making it six inches in total, reported ThePost.
“My luck in life hasn’t been too good so far, but it can only go bad for so long, can’t it?” he stated. “Can you imagine six years of your life with a penis swinging on your arm? It’s been a nightmare, but it’s gone now.”