Rachel Shatto

Bio

Rachel is a sex and dating writer at Elite Daily, where she contributes the articles that, honestly, she wishes she had read herself sooner. She's also got the stars covered — of both the Hollywood and astrological variety — with her celebrity dating and zodiac pieces, as well as tales of her own oh-so-Virgo struggles. Rachel is an SF Bay Area-based writer, sewist, podcaster, and former managing editor of Curve magazine, where she honed her passion for writing about social justice and sex — and their frequent intersection. Her work has appeared on Tecca and Joystiq, and she podcasts regularly about horror through the feminist perspective on the Zombie Grrlz Horror Podcast, Stream Queens, and The Cast of Ka. She can’t live without cats, vintage style, video games, drag queens, or the oxford comma (in that order). When she isn't watching horror movies, you can find her hunting down vintage hats and sewing herself a new wardrobe to match. Visit rachelshatto.com to see her past work, and follow her on Twitter @RachiePants.

Try These Icebreakers When You Meet Your Partner's Fam For The First Time

By Rachel Shatto
It can be a really big moment in a new relationship when your partner says they want to introduce you to their parents, because they're letting you into their true inner circle. However, with that excitement and feeling of acceptance often comes…

15 Hot Texts To Send Your FWB Before Bed

By Rachel Shatto
One of the best things about a friends with benefits situation is that you don't have to do any of the relationship stuff like regularly checking in or even sending goodnight texts... unless, of course, you want to. Sending a text when you're…

You’ll Swoon At What Ben Barnes’ Zodiac Sign Says About Him As A Partner

By Rachel Shatto
If you're obsessed with Shadow and Bone right now, first of all, same. But chances are a not-so-small portion of that that has to do with one very handsome and — let's just go with mysterious — General Kirigan, played by the so-handsome-it-hurts Ben…

Zoë Kravitz & Taylour Paige's Astrological Compatibility Is Smoking Hot

By Rachel Shatto
If you haven't heard, Zoë Kravitz recently declared on IG that she and Zola actor Taylour Page are “a thing.” While she hasn't specified what that means any further, from the looks on their smiling faces in the accompanying picture, whatever else it…

Travis & Shanna’s Zodiac Signs Might Help Explain Their Split

By Rachel Shatto
Travis Barker may be all coupled up with Kourtney Kardashian now, but it's not the first time his love life has been in the spotlight. Barker married model and actor Shanna Moakler in 2002, and the two even starred in a reality show about their…

4 Zodiac Signs Most Compatible With Sebastian Stan, A Loving Leo

By Rachel Shatto
Marvel's The Falcon and The Winter Soldier might have wrapped its first season, but crushing on its co-leading man Sebastian Stan is still very much on the schedule. Whether you're drawn to him because his character is so tragic, or because Stan…

Here’s The Best Sex Position For Your Venus Sign When You Want Something New

By Rachel Shatto
If you've read about your zodiac sign and thought that some of it sounds right, but it's not quite you, that's because there's actually a lot more to the whole thing than just your sun sign. For instance, there's your moon sign, which speaks to your…

3 Zodiac Sign Pairings Most Likely To Ghost Each Other

By Rachel Shatto
Being ghosted by someone might not feel good, but mutual ghosting, well, that's a little different. That's because it comes from a place of consensus, where both parties arrive at the same conclusion simultaneously (albeit independently) that things…

10 Ways To Say "I Love You" For The First Time, When You’re Ready

By Rachel Shatto
Falling in love is one of the best feelings in the world. It's profound, it's powerful, and it can be very hard not to shout it from the rooftops. But when the feelings are this strong, they can have the effect of making you feel especially…

These 6 Zodiac Sign Pairings Probs Won’t Be Falling In Love Anytime Soon

By Rachel Shatto
There's a reason they say "opposites attract" and not "opposites fall in love." That's because while novelty may be appealing, if you don't have enough in common with someone — in important fundamental ways — it's pretty hard to build the kind of…

27 Morning Sexts To Send Your Partner To Put A Smile On Their Face When They Wake Up

By Rachel Shatto
Do you consider yourself to be a champion sexter? Do you like to surprise your love in the middle of the day with a naughty message? Trading dirty texts is titillating at any time of the day or night, but sending your partner morning sexts is a…

Here’s What Sebastian Stan's Zodiac Sign Says About Him As A Partner

By Rachel Shatto
If you've been watching The Falcon and Winter Soldier and suddenly find yourself majorly smitten with Sebastian Stan, well then, same. The actor who's brought Bucky Barnes to screens large and small has an innate charisma that makes it impossible…

6 Zodiac Sign Pairings Best Suited For Relationships

By Rachel Shatto
All relationships require some degree of work, but the amount can vary a lot based on how well you naturally click with someone. In other words, it depends on how compatible you are. If your past relationships have felt like endless struggles and…

Here’s How To Prevent An Unwanted Pregnancy After Someone Finishes Inside You

By Rachel Shatto
One of the realest things I have ever seen in a TV show was in the first episode of Master of None. In it, Aziz Ansari’s character is hooking up with someone when the condom breaks, and next thing they know they're on the way to a pharmacy to pick…

Here’s Why You Get Bored In Relationships, Based On Your Zodiac Sign

By Rachel Shatto
When a relationship's new, exciting, and fresh, it might feel like there could never be a time when you'd grow bored of your partner. Flash forward a few months or years, however, and you could be feeling like your once piping-hot romance has become…

10 Hot Pictures To Send Your Partner That’ll Tease Them Like Crazy

By Rachel Shatto
Back in the day when you wanted to take hot pictures to send your boyfriend, you had two choices: Polaroids that made every nudie look like a crime scene, or taking your photos to be developed. Luckily, the advent of the camera phone has made…

9 Icebreakers That’ll Make Meeting Your Partner's Friends Way Less Awk

By Rachel Shatto
When you're in a new relationship, there are a lot of exciting firsts to look forward to, like your first kiss, your first overnight, and the first time you say "I love you." But with all those exciting firsts come some that are a bit more…

20 "Truth Or Dare" Questions That'll Heat Up Your Text Convo

By Rachel Shatto
When you're crushing hard on someone, there's nothing quite like a little game of "truth or dare" to help you to get to know them a little better. It helps both by giving you an excuse to ask all the questions you've secretly been dying to pose, but…

25 Racy Texts To Send Your SO Before Bed To Give Them Extra Sweet Dreams

By Rachel Shatto
Before I met my current partner, I was in a long-term, long-distance relationship with someone in Ireland. Two things I learned in that relationship (aside from developing an appreciation for Irish whiskey) were: one, how to maximize my frequent…

21 Questions To Ask Your Crush Over Text To Keep A Dying Conversation Going

By Rachel Shatto
Picture this: You're texting with someone new and the conversation is flowing. Your fingers are dancing across that little keyboard like you're some chatty Mozart. You really like this person, and they seem to be picking up on the energy you’re…