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A woman had to defend her husband's manhood after she shared an accidental optical illusion of him cuddling their pet dog.
Ben Glews posed for a sweet snap with their five-year-old bulldog Boss on Saturday morning, which wife Linda shared on Facebook alongside the caption: "Morning snuggles with this daddy."
But the photo ended up going viral for all the wrong reasons as social media users mistook the photo for an X-rated picture due to Boss' positioning.
The photo was quickly flooded with comments, with one person commenting that they 'felt sorry' for Linda as Ben had a 'micropenis'.
Within hours of the picture being shared online, it racked up more than 600 likes and comments - forcing Linda to have to reassure people Ben 'hasn't been castrated'.
Ben, from Kingswinford, West Midlands, said: "I thought people were mad, I remember thinking 'surely they can see it's a dog?'.
"It was just an off-the-cuff photo on Saturday morning, I'd just woken up with the dog lying on me like that.
"The wife said 'aww let's take a photo, that's lovely ', she put it on Facebook and it went semi-viral. I was shocked.
"You look at it one time and you don't see anything and then you look at it again [and you do]."
Fortunately, Ben has managed to see the funny side of the mix-up, but has been quick to shut down claims of a 'micropenis'.
He added: "Some have commented saying they felt sorry for Linda because of my 'micropenis'.
"It's definitely not me and I don't have a micropenis."
Linda went on to explain that she initially had no idea why people were commenting on the photo.
She said: "When I initially put it on there one of my friends commented 'I had to look twice then', which left me and my husband both questioning what they were talking about, we didn't understand.
"We had no idea what the issue was, but then the comments started flying in.
"I still see the picture as Ben cuddling Boss, but I now understand what people see - that it looks like Ben is naked in bed.
"I've replied in the comments reassuring people that my husband doesn't like posting his bits on Facebook, and that he hasn't been castrated either.
"I also said that unfortunately Boss doesn't like wearing pants.
"I'm still shocked that so many people commented and gobsmacked by what people have said because it was such an innocent photo but I obviously caught it at a fantastic angle.
"It's funny but it's quite embarrassing for my husband [with people] thinking he's got a micropenis.
"He doesn't have a micropenis, there's no complaints in that department."