Diphallia is a rare developmental abnormality that causes a male to be born with two penises. It affects one in 5.5 million men in the United States, and those born with it usually experience other kinds of anomalies or spina bifida. Infants born with it have a higher death rate due to the complications it brings — but in one rare case, a man was born with diphallia and had hardly any other complications. He goes by the name of Diphallic Dude and opened up on Reddit for an Ask Me Anything (AMA) session.
In his AMA session, Diphallic Dude described what life is like with two functioning penises. He explained that they're both the same size and sit next to each other side-by-side. As far as functionality goes, he wrote that he urinates out of both penises. (And if you have to see for yourself, click here.)
"...Because I have one muscle that controls my piss, it lets the stream flow out both my d---s," he wrote, adding that he tends to avoid public restrooms — and if he does use one, he goes for the stall rather than urinal.
"I've gotten stares and even had a few guys at various times go, 'Holy s--t,'" he said.
And while many guys may say they need a lot of special solo sessions, Diphallic Dude says he medically has to masturbate daily or every other day. When asked if any complications ever arose from his condition, he wrote "my prostate gets inflamed if I don't ejaculate enough. I'm probably the only guy with a legit reason to orgasm at least once every day or two days. My prostate gets stimulation from both [penises] and creates a lot of seminal fluid, so when I [orgasm] it has to be squeezed every few days to get all the excess out. Otherwise, it feels bloated and painful."
While we're on the topic of sex, Diphallic Dude says his right penis is more "sensitive" and easier to work with in the bedroom. "The left one just takes more effort to get the orgasm," he wrote. "The right one seems to be a little more sensitive."
He also writes that he was bullied in high school for having two penises. While at first he was seen as cool, it quickly "became a joke and guys immediately thought i was gay, because ... you know I guess I CHOSE to have two c---ks..."
Diphallic Dude, who says he is bisexual and in a committed relationship with a man and a woman, says that the reaction his penises get can vary from person to person.
"I've been in a serious relationship with a girl and a guy for a while now. I call it monogamous because we are exclusive," he wrote. "She enjoys it. The three girls before her enjoyed it. It's sort of, made a few run screaming in the past. Usually the ones I get to know well before we date are cool with it. I dont talk about it otherwise, like if im not going to have sex with you, you wont know i've got two d--ks."