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Malcolm MacDonald, who lived with a penis attached to his arm for six years, has said he is ready to join Tinder.
MacDonald, 47, lost his penis in 2010 after an abscess on his bum popped, poisoning his blood and causing the sex organ to turn black and drop off.
Various setbacks meant MacDonald’s genitalia wasn’t reattached until October 2021, but now it’s back in its rightful place, the Norfolk mechanic is ready to start dating again.
Speaking to The Sun, father-of-two MacDonald revealed it's been 14 years since he last went on a date, but he is no longer ‘scared’ to take someone home.
He explained: “I’m ready to date again, it’s been 14 years hasn’t it. That’s far too long for any man.
“I am a man. I can go out and I don’t have to be scared of going out and someone pulling my trousers down and there being nothing there.
“I was scared before - I couldn’t take someone home and say ’sorry darling, it fell off’.”
MacDonald added: “Life is coming back. It would be nice to meet someone. I’d tell them straight away about my story - get it out of the way, it’s done.”
However, although MacDonald’s penis has been reattached, another procedure is needed before it can function intimately.
Despite knowing he’ll soon have to have a pump fitted, MacDonald remains optimistic, even telling the paper he was able to ‘move’ his genitalia as soon as he woke up from surgery.
“The nerve endings are working. That was the day I woke up on the operating table,” he explained.
Earlier this week, audiences were introduced to MacDonald in Channel 4’s documentary The Man With a Penis on His Arm, which aired on Tuesday (3 May).
It explained that doctors were able to craft MacDonald a new six-inch penis that was supposed to be reattached back in 2015.
However, tests showed MacDonald didn’t have enough oxygen in his blood, which meant the penis was grafted onto his arm instead.
MacDonald’s op was put on hold due to various delays, not to mention the pandemic, but last year he finally went under the knife and his penis was reattached during a nine-hour operation.
Speaking during Channel 4’s documentary about his initial reaction, MacDonald shared: “The first thing I did was look down and I was like, 'Oh my days. They got it this time'. I feel like a real man again."
These days, MacDonald has plenty to look forward to, with Professor David Ralph - who created his new penis - confirming he’ll soon be able to use it for sex, once a small pump is fitted into his scrotum.