Paul Schrodt

Paul Schrodt is a freelance journalist who writes about pop culture and sex for Giddy, Men’s Health, Mental Floss and more.

Sex 101

What Is a Vulva Pump?

The viral sex toy explained: More sensitivity is the goal, but be careful.

By Paul Schrodt

Culture and Entertainment

What's the Truth about HBO's 'Minx' Magazine?

The 1970s were a golden age for erotica—or a low point, depending on your perspective.

By Paul Schrodt

Culture and Entertainment

How Disney Got Caught in the Debate Over 'Don't Say Gay'

Cartoons with LGBT characters complicate the media giant's decades-long role in culture wars.

By Paul Schrodt

Culture and Entertainment

'Good Luck to You, Leo Grande' Asks Us to Ditch Our Sexual Hangups

At 63, actress Emma Thompson finally goes full frontal as her character gives in to pleasure.

By Paul Schrodt

How to Talk to a Male Partner Who’s Insecure About His Penis Size

The anxiety is pervasive, yet length is far less important than he probably thinks it is.

By Paul Schrodt

Dating

Will a Weighted Blanket Revive or Ruin Your Relationship?

The trendiest bedding item of the moment can be therapeutic for some.

By Paul Schrodt

Culture and Entertainment

Exploring Identity in Sean Baker's 'Tangerine'

This 2015 film is about much more than transgender living.

By Paul Schrodt

Culture and Entertainment

Why It's Still So Hard to Get Legal Protections for Sex Workers

A centuries-old stigma about the industry persists, but proponents hold out hope for progress.

By Paul Schrodt