Rachel Thompson is the Features Editor at Mashable. Based in the UK, Rachel writes about sex, relationships, and online culture.
She has been a sex and dating writer for a decade and she is the author of Rough (Penguin Random House, 2021). She is currently working on her second non-fiction book, The Love Fix (Penguin Random House, 2024) which examines the current dating landscape and the emotional challenges we face. Rachel’s first book Rough – a non-fiction investigation into sexual violence and systems of oppression – was published by Penguin Random House in 2021. Stylist magazine called Rough “2021’s most important book about sex” and you can read an extract of the book on Mashable. Rachel contributed an essay titled “Choosing Myself” to Unattached, an anthology of 30 essays about singlehood, published by Penguin Random House in 2022. You can read an extract from “Choosing Myself” on Mashable. Rachel has also written for The Guardian, GQ, The Sunday Times, British Glamour, ELLE, Stylist, The Daily Telegraph, CNN, HuffPost, The Face and many more. You can find her on Twitter and Instagram.