The microbiome of the penis

Three googly eyed happy cute bacteria ride a banana.
Recent studies have shifted focus towards the penis microbiome, revealing its significant impact on male fertility, susceptibility to sexually transmitted infections (STIs), and the overall health of the male genital tract. This article delves into the complexities of the penis microbiome, examining its role in health and disease, and the shared bacterial communities between sexual partners. With a closer look at conditions like bacteriospermia and the influence of circumcision, this guide offers a thorough understanding of the emerging research in this area.


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Jessica Lloyd - Vulvovaginal Specialist Naturopathic Practitioner, BHSc(N)

Jessica is a degree-qualified naturopath (BHSc) specialising in vulvovaginal health and disease, based in Melbourne, Australia.

Jessica is the owner and lead naturopath of My Vagina, and is a member of the:

  • International Society for the Study of Vulvovaginal Disease (ISSVD)
  • International Society for the Study of Women's Sexual Health (ISSWSH)
  • National Vulvodynia Association (NVA) Australia
  • New Zealand Vulvovaginal Society (ANZVS)
  • Australian Traditional Medicine Society (ATMS)