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Last week it was a man with two penises. This week it's a man with no buttcrack.

Last week it was two penises, this week it’s zero buttcrack.

Yeah – a man with no buttcrack is currently the internet’s biggest story.

He calls himself TBoneTheOriginal, and just like the guy with two penises (if you haven’t read about that yet, click here – you know you want to), he posted a photo of himself online, before going on Reddit and answering everybody’s questions about his condition.

First of all, we know you want to see the photo. The one here has been cut off just above the area in question. It’s pretty NSFW, so you have to click through right here if you’d like to see.

Are you back? Okay, let’s keep going.

Understandably, people had a LOT of questions for TBoneTheOriginal, which he answered graciously and with heaps of humour.

And that’s actually what’s so great about this story going viral  – just like the guy with two penises (peni?), TBoneTheOriginal didn’t turn into a freak show. His open, honest and humourous approach to answering everyone’s questions have actually made the whole thing quite educational, and gone a long way towards destigmatising his condition.

Far from any kind of derogatory vibe (which, considering this is the internet we’re talking about, could’ve easily been the case), the question thread was filled with a lot of respect, advice, curiosity and humour.

He started by outlining how he came to have no buttcrack and one giant bumcheek:

This happened because of severe pilonidal cysts. I’ve had multiple surgeries on it, and instead of the usual procedure which involves letting it heal, mine was so bad that a plastic surgeon had to close it up. But they keep coming back, and it’ll probably just get worse as I age.

To answer a couple questions: My butthole looks the same as anyone else’s! The wound just goes very close to it. Trust me, you don’t want to see it. Second, I poop like anyone else. Just gotta be careful with wiping so I don’t get feces in the wound. But it isn’t hard after having to do it for 8 years now.

He then went on to answer questions. There were thousands of them, but here are some of the more interesting ones.

Wow. Are they painful, or is it more of an aesthetic and/or cause a functional problem?

It’s pain and discomfort. They don’t threaten my life or anything, but it totally sucks. My last surgery was 3 years ago, and the wound is still partly open, so it requires constant treatment. Thank God for a wife who isn’t grossed out by this stuff!

None of that.

You don’t have to convince me! This woman packed gauze into the puss-filled, gaping hole post-surgery. Not a single complaint.

Have you tried to fix it or get surgery?

Yep, they just keep coming back. I waited too long to get the surgery, frankly. They began showing up at 14 years old and I waited until 20 because I hate surgery. I sure regret that decision.

Even worse, they’re hereditary… I can already see little dimple pits where my daughter will get them one day.

Something about the blunt title, coupled with the pic, make this my favorite submission ever. Wtf indeed but I also laughed out loud. Bravo! Honestly though, does this provide extra cushioning somehow if you fall on your tailbone?

Not at all, sadly. It’s still uncomfortable, just not painful like it used to be. That is, until they come back at some point anyway…

Had a pilonidal cystectomy fairly recently myself. not nearly as bad as yours. They are NOT fun when they flare up. Had one for 14 years until it started to hurt and drain. Best thing I did for myself was to have the surgery. If you notice one early on and have it removed you are more than likely not to have them again. In OP’s case though it seems he has had them chronically. i feel for ya man!

Ha! Thanks. I used to be upset about the situation, but I’ve started to laugh about it, and I realized it’s what makes me who I am. Might as well laugh about it, right?

You should become a plumber.

Just think of the marketing campaign!

I thought he was facing the mirror at first.

I wish my stomach was that flat.

How do I know your arms aren’t on backwards?

I guess you don’t.

You should call it a ButtLack.

I’m using this. I guarantee it.

What a legend.

As it the way of the interwebs, now that two men have generated a lot of attention with their interesting medical stories, many others will no doubt follow. But if it’s all done in the same fun and respectful way, then that can only be good thing. De-stigmatising rare conditions, getting support from thousands of people and having a bit of a laugh?

Double Penis Guy and Zero Buttcrack Guy have nailed it.

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