Shady pick-up artists who teach men how to use manipulative techniques to get women into bed could take a master class on seduction from 40-year-old Brit Andrew Wardle, the subject of the new documentary called “The Man With No Penis.”
Wardle claims to have "slept with" more than 100 women, most of whom, he claims, never knew he was born with an extremely rare condition called Bladder Exstrophy, which caused his bladder to grow outside his body. While doctors were able to fix this condition, and he developed testicles, he never developed a penis.
In the documentary, which premieres June 13 on Discovery Life Channel, Wardle will tell old friends, ex-lovers and even his present girlfriend, who has no idea, about his condition. And the show will also follow him as surgeons adept at gender reconstruction create a fully functioning penis for him out of the skin, blood vessels and nerves in his arm.
In addition to following Wardle as he goes through various medical consultations and procedures, Discovery filmmakers will follow him as he meets other people with the rare disease.
In a prior story about Wardle from 2013, Gawker quotes tabloid The Sun, which interviewed Wardle about his pick-up technique. Hint: It involved LSD and Ecstasy:
"By taking drugs I gave myself the perfect cover. I'd bed girls but said things could only go so far because the drugs meant I couldn't rise to the occasion. I've been to bed with over 100 women. Some were one-night stands, some long-term relationships. I've told 20 percent of them the truth."
Regarding his secret, Wardle reiterated the 20 percent disclosure, and explained his reticence:
“It is difficult to explain to a new girlfriend,” Wardle said. “Once, I was punched in the face when I told a girl. I guess she felt like I had lied, but it’s not something you can say right away.”