Spider bites Australian man on penis again

A 21-year-old Australian tradesman has been bitten by a venomous spider on the penis for a second time.

The man was using a portable toilet on a Sydney building site on Tuesday, when he suffered a repeat of an almost identical incident five months earlier.

Identified only as Jordan, he said he was bitten on "pretty much the same spot" by the spider.

"I think I'm just very unlucky to be honest," he told Sydney radio station Kiis FM.

"It seems like it got a better shot at it this time," he said.

"It's redder, a bit more swollen, it hurts a bit more. I got tetanus and anti-venom yesterday."

He said some hospital staff remembered him from the previous attendance, when he was bitten by a redback spider, and joked that he was the unluckiest man in Australia.

The tradesman said he was not sure what type of spider bit him this time.

Jordan was discharged from hospital and said he expected to return to work on Thursday.

"Wrong place, wrong time," he said.

The redback spider, closely related to the black widow spider, is distinguished by a long red stripe on its abdomen.

Its bite causes severe pain, sweating and nausea.

Although there are recorded cases of deaths from redback bites, none have occurred since the development of antivenom in 1956.